Category Tree Facts
Like any living thing, plants survive through respiration, inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide. During the day, carbon dioxide emissions by the plant are almost negated because of photosynthesis, which is the complete opposite of respiration. But in the night, plants lack sunlight to carry out photosynthesis and instead, their carbon dioxide output gets amplified.
While the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the plants won’t exactly suffocate you in your sleep, an abundance of oxygen can have a calming effect, reducing anxiety and insomnia. Assuming you can keep them alive; the following plants emit plenty of oxygen even in the night and will help you have a better sleep.
1. Snake Plant
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Snake Plants/’Mother-In-Law’s Tongue’ is the plant that you definitely needed around your h...
A forester and scientist have been studying communication between trees for decades; their incredible observations can be seen in the new documentary, ‘Intelligent Trees.’
‘Trees can form bonds like an old couple and look after each other. ‘
‘Trees have feelings. They can feel pain, but can also have emotions, such as fear.’
‘Trees like to stand close together and cuddle.’
‘There is in fact friendship among trees.’
These are just a few of the wonderful observations made by tree whisperer, Peter Wohlleben, the German forester extraordinaire and best-selling author of “The Hidden Life of Trees.”
Peter Wohlleben #hiddenlifeoftrees and #SuzanneSimard discuss how.
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Tucked away in a corner of London’s Royal Botanic Gardens, there is a very peculiar plant.
At first glance, it resembles a stumpy palm tree, but this ancient specimen is incredibly rare. It is, in fact, the very last of its kind on Earth. Encephalartos Woodii is a cycad, a type of plant that once dominated the planet during the Jurassic Period. Over the millennia, the age of the cycad came to an end. And in the case of Encephalartos Woodii, we may have been left with only one—a single male specimen.
This tree is the loneliest bachelor on Earth.
Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
This is a natural mosquito repellent plant you can use as a planting around your garden or use the oil from the clove to repel mosquitoes quickly.
Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens)
With the citrus smell of its leaves, the geranium plant has the very practical and useful ability to repel mosquitoes. It is suitable to be placed in bedrooms and gives off a slight fragrance in the air.
Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes alata)
it is actually a carnivorous plant. Except this little beauty gobbles up mosquitoes. Just plant this in your yard and watch it work.
Basil (Ocimum americanum)
has essential oils that can be extracted and used as a spray to repel mosquitoes. It has also been an effective repellent when grown nearby.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)