It is very interesting to know how baby rubber plant swallows unpleasant smell and harmful chemicals from surrounding air.
While baby rubber plants (Peperomia obtusifolia) are grown as easy-care houseplants, they also improve indoor air quality, according to studies conducted by NASA.
Their large leaves can absorb airborne chemicals and break them down, rendering them harmless. With this, they absorb stinky or unpleasant odours also.
The large leaves of baby rubber plant allow it to draw in a large amounts of contaminants, making it efficient at cleaning the air.
As water is drawn upward through the plant from the roots, air is drawn downward and out through the roots to make air available to the roots.
Contaminants are drawn through the plant with the air and deposited in the soil.
Once the contaminants are in the soil, they encounter microbes that naturally live around the roots.
The microbes break down the contaminants and convert them either into nutrients the plants can use or to harmless compounds in the soil, depending on the type of contaminant.
Baby rubber plants, also known as blunt-leaved peperomia, have glossy, elliptical leaves 2 to 6 inches long in dark green mottled with gold, cream or gray.
It grows 6 to 12 inches tall and wide and bears unremarkable greenish-white flowers.
DECORATIVE LIFE : With proper care, these plants can live indoors for years.
Note : The sap of baby rubber plant is poisonous. Keep away from pets and children.
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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
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