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They have large colorful and sometimes fragrant flowers. When grouping plants together. aloe. They are often used as backdrop or corner plants. offices and kitchens) should contain spiky or spiny plants such as snake plants. Palms have graceful coconut-like shaped foliage. When a plant wilts or its leaves begin to yellow. They clean the air inside the home by sequestering carbon dioxide and replace it with vital oxygen. dining table. It’s important to find the ideal spot for plants. There are many available species and cultivars.10 plants you must have in the house | The Manila Bulletin Newspape. Plants are dynamic and they create a better effect when their looks or colors contrast. It has bright red. modified leaves as flowers. like the Rattan. Danilo Jeffy KhAiye Becgel Facebook social plugin _________________ Comics Horoscope Board Passers Lotto Results Recent Columns Where there is smoke. and peperomias are believed to absorb EMF emissions from computers. 2010. replace with plants with fresh flowers. and dragon trees (Dracaena). Artificial lighting is recommended if the house has little windows or doesn’t allow enough sunlight to enter. Manila Palm. Boston Ferns and Baby’s Breath. table tops and shelves. Rooms used for mental stimulation (living and family rooms. This way. Ferns need to be watered regularly or misted with water every day to prevent the foliage from drying. and yuccas. As much as possible. though others have white. So avoid plants such as cacti. Potted orchids like Cattleya. Plants shouldn’t block pathways and they shouldn’t be in areas where physical activities 10 plants you must have in the house By JUSTIN MORELOS April 6. Philodendrons are ideally placed in corners. Phalaenopsis. Anthuriums are herbaceous plants with heart-shaped leaves and red heart-shaped flowers with a yellow spathe. After a week or two. oval-shaped leaves and can live well inside the home. and attention as house pets. There are many cultivars with different shapes of foliage. They can be placed inside a terrarium in the living room. Aglaonema. Plants are also an organic presence in the environment. Philodendrons are trailing or creeping vine plants with beautifully-shaped green or yellow-green leaves. televisions and other electronic devices.mb. The Rubber tree (Ficus or Balete) are grown in a pot like a small woody shrub or small tree inside the house. The Aglaonema and Dieffenbachia are colorful or spotted foliage plants that grow as high as 2. Stems that exceed the length of the pole are cut off... One of the basic principles of using plants in Feng Shui is to soften the effects of corners in rooms. they are still living creatures sharing our space and they should be treated as such. Bromeliads are pineapple-like plants with rosette foliage and with a flower pike in the middle. Oncidium and Vanda are placed in the living room as accent plants. They are best placed as a centerpiece of the coffee table. They can tolerate semi-shaded conditions. Red Palm. Plant Feng Shui Plants are said to energize the room and clear the air. Bird’s Nest Fern. Quick Links Follow @manila_bulletin Tweet Like 0 1 285K followers Print Recommend this on Google Email Recommended articles The royal treatment Designer lights from Italy The architecture of happiness There’s an easier way to create an indoor garden A primer on measles O(h)mega-3 fight the Big C Lanao del Norte: The Land of Beauty and Bounty Four Shows: A narrative of humanity A woman’s rebirth in art Of Decks and Brushes Imelda CajipeEndaya: A Filipina’s Social Engagement Albay sets Magayon Festival A zoo-per kind of love Tana. light and fertilizers. Plants such as Candle tops (Spathiphyllum). 2:29pm Plants provide a sense of life and distinct character in the home and office. Three to five plants can be grown in a pot with a moss-coated pole measuring two feet tall. Although plants don't require as much love. replace dying and sickly plants. They bring vitality to what otherwise might be barren corners. bromeliad. They can tolerate shade and are easy to grow. Here’s a list of plants that can help make your home more pleasant to live in. they avoid getting bruised or accidentally knocked down. Medical Notes PNOY: I’ll Mind My Health Angel Thoughts more columns 2 of 3 1/1/2013 4:45 PM . The Poinsettia is the Christmas plant. be certain they share the same light and watering requirements. Bedrooms and other rooms used for resting (including the bathroom) should not be outfitted with spiky or spiny plants. it means it’s in the wrong spot. palms.5 feet. care. They have attractive reddish or pinkish centers in the leaf Most house plants would probably be healthier if they were thought of in these terms. though there are also foliage types. House plants can be placed n a pot or as a group in a dish garden or terrarium. and the Maiden Hair Fernhave delicate foliage and require a humid environment. on the piano or on shelves. They can grow as high as 2. Potted orchids like the Phalaenopsis serve as living room accents. They bloom with unique and long-lasting flowers and are used as accents in the living rooms only. They are not to be placed inside the bedroom or bathroom as their foliage has spines. cacti. They have large..029 people like MANILA BULLETIN. Dendrobium. go for soft and rounded-leafed plants like Ficus.5 feet. pink and yellow leaves. and Raphis. both mentally and physically. mang-laag ta! Jessie Rosa Darrene John Mary Find us on Facebook MANILA BULLETIN Like 57. All it takes for them to thrive is to provide them with sufficient water. They have to blend with the look of the room though the first concern should be finding a spot that offers enough sunlight. Philodendrons. The vines can creep up the pole as they grow taller.. They also provide a wholesome background and aesthetic beauty to any place. Ferns such as the Boston fern. Instead. This group includes the Guzmania and Crypthantu. Miniature plants are less than a foot tall but they bloom with lots of flowers. Trailing and hanging plants are used for this specific purpose. http://www. A plant shouldn’t be exposed to too much heat from appliances or cold air from air-conditioners. in the kitchen near the sink or in the bathroom.

Impatiens. http://www.mb.. Coleus. and later on placed indoors when they Flowering Annuals are colorful. Flowering Annuals include Chrysanthemums. flowering plants that are first grown outdoors from Manila Bulletin | All Rights Reserved 3 of 3 1/1/2013 4:45 PM . among others.10 plants you must have in the house | The Manila Bulletin Newspape. Cosmos. Dianthus. HOME NEWS | Main News | World | Regional | Motoring | Opinion | Education | Environment BUSINESS | Main Business | Agriculture | Infotech | Property | Shipping LIFESTYLE | Arts & Living | Fashion | Well-Being | Food | Travel | Technology | Picture Perfect ENTERTAINMENT | Showbiz | Comics SPORTS BULLETIN BOARD Manila Bulletin Websites and Publications Subscribe | Advertise | About Us | Contact Us | User Privacy Policy | Site Map | RSS Feeds Copyright 2013. They are group-planted in a pot. Lantana and Marigold. Begonias.