Making your own compost from your household and garden waste is much easier than most of you think. Composting involves decomposition of kitchen waste into humus by soil microorganisms.

Humus is very beneficial to the garden soil. It enriches the soil by releasing vital nutrients into the garden soil, improving the soil fertility.

Anthurium, christmas cactus, crotons, poinsettias, aloe vera, cyclamen, bromeliads, jade plant, etc. are great looking plants with beautiful flowers and excellent indoor plants.

Tulips, prayer plant, snake plant, arrowhead plant, golden pothos, spider plant, philodendrons, are great indoor air purifying plants. You will find these plants in supermarkets, offices and buildings.

You will find these plants in supermarkets, offices and buildings. Weeping fig, peace lily, lady palm, dumb cane, king of hearts, orchids, lily turf look very beautiful and they are good in purifying indoor air. These plants look beautiful, perfect for indoor settings.

Kimberly queen fern, pot mum, gerbera daisy, palms and dracaena plants are also good for absorbing harmful gases found indoors.

NASA in partnership with the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) found that plants are the easiest and most efficient air filters for the most common three toxins present in the house.

In the post benefits of indoor plants, we have seen that how house plants offer several health benefits including indoor air cleaning. But what are actually those plants that purify indoor air quality? Well, keep on reading for a list of top household plants that clean the air. The picture of each plant is included to identify it easily.

The arrowhead plant (Syngonium podophyllum) is a fast growing, easy to care for plant. Syngonium is known by several names including arrowhead vine, Arrowhead plant, Arrowleaf plant, American evergreen, Goosefoot Plants, five fingers and nephthytis. It is mostly grown as a houseplant, however, it can be grown outdoors in some places.

Azaleas are evergreen shrubs which produce 3-6 inch clusters of white, pink, red, yellow, orange, purple flowers early in spring and early summer. They thrive in shade and do not tolerate hot sun.

Azaleas can be grown from seeds, cuttings, layering, grafting or by tissue culture.

Mangoes can be grown from seeds and grafting. Mango plants from the garden nursery are usually grafted and will fruit within 3-4 years. Mango tree grown from seeds may take larger, 5-7 years.

I have scores of plants in my garden growing in beds and pots. Many of these plants produce beautiful display of flowers, besides they are important medicinal plants including powerful healing herbs. You might have some of these plants at your home garden that can be used for some medical problems.

The tinda (family Cucurbitaceae, Genus Praecitrullus, Citrullus vulgaris), called Indian round gourd or apple gourd or Indian baby pumpkin or tinda gourd, is a squash-like cucurbit of genus Praecitrullus and is indigenous to India. Tinda is an annual vegetable plant popular in India, Pakistan and and in other South Asian countries.

Spanish Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum) is the most widely used in perfumes. It is native to South Asia but now grown in many parts of the world, specially in Grasse, the French capital of perfumery. Spanish Jasmine  is also known as Royal jasmine, French jasmine, Catalonian jasmine; and Chameli (climber, bel), Jaji, Malati or Mallika and Juhi in Hindi, and Chambeli in Urdu.

Okra or Okro (Botanical name: Abelmoschus esculentus Moench), is an annual summer growing vegetable of hibiscus mallow family (Malvaceae).

Okra is believed to have originated in West Africa, Ethiopia and South Asian. The okra plant is grown in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions through out the world. I am growing okra in Sydney and can be grown in other parts of Australia in summers.

Marigold is a herbaceous plant, meaning it has thin stems without much wood and it grows fast and produces flowers in a short period of time and add color to the garden.

Marigolds are beautiful, strong fragrant flowers that are seen most commonly in the gardens. These are very easy to grow annual plants, which are widely grown throughout the world.
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