Houseplant

8 ways to Green Your Houseplant

The more you consider how your houseplants would thrive in nature and treat them that way, the greener they'll be, both literally and figuratively.

  1. Choose plants that purify the indoor air

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    You'll help clear the indoor environment of pollutants and reduce amount of greenhouse gas emissions that escape from your home or office into the outside air.

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  2. Use alternatives to plastic pots for houseplants

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    Your plants will look and feel more comfortable in them, too.

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  3. Choose drought-friendly houseplants

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    These require less water, which helps to cut your water bill and limit your impact on fresh water systems.

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  4. Use secondary water sources for your houseplants

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    Conserve water by watering your plants with rainwater, graywater, tap water that's running while you wait for hot water, or water from leaky pipes not yet fixed.

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  5. Grow local produce with houseplants

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    This is the ultimate local produce source.

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  6. Use natural methods to keep insects from houseplants

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    Prevent nasty chemicals from coming into your home and being added to the environment by using these natural pest solutions.

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  7. Use natural fertilizers for your houseplants

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    Compost made from grass clippings and other scraps in the back yard is a great way to feed your indoor plants.

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  8. Give a houseplant as a gift

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    Pass on the healthy effects of plants and cut down on wasteful presents at the same time.

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Comments

05/16/2009
10:06pm
garden_muncher

howdy, green people!
just a shout-out to kaelin!go green,people!!

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