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Houseplants for Clean Air

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Houseplants for Clean Air
We get lots of questions in the Kemper Center but these questions made me stop and think...’Do houseplants help purify the air?’, ‘What houseplants help neutralize toxins in my house?’, and ‘Where do these toxins come from?’ Houseplants may decrease your risk of cancers, asthma, allergies and other diseases. People are always trying to find ways to neutralize the chemicals used in their homes. They want to be as ‘GREEN’ as possible. Houseplants ...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: houseplants , toxins , air polution , indoor plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (1277)

Indoor Plants Coming Out of Dormancy

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Indoor Plants Coming Out of Dormancy
Spring is getting closer and this winter has been dragging on. Many people have brought plants in for the winter, to spend a dormant period, where they will not freeze but will do little if any active growing. To fill this gardening void, many people often keep house plants so that winter does not feel so bleak. What may not be realized is that many tropical plants can go through a type of dormancy or semi-dormancy as well. At this time of year you may wonder if the house plants are goin...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: clerodendrum , plumeria , dormancy , indoor plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (610)

The Pleasures of Growing Citus Indoors

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The Pleasures of Growing Citus Indoors
Christmas is over and we can’t get outside to plant for a few more months.  I decided to try something to help the winter blues. I bought a Citrus x meyeri (Meyer lemon) tree to brighten up my house. If you have been in the Kemper Center, there is a Citrus ‘Ponderosa’ (giant lemon) in the West Window. When it is blooming, it reminds you of spring and that was my inspiration. My tree stands about 20” tall and loaded with blooms. The smell fills my living room. ...
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