The ficus robusta plant is also known as a rubber plant. It is known for growing to medium or large size and it is also an evergreen. The lush green leaves make this plant a beautiful addition to any room. They are also known for offering several fantastic benefits. Here’s what you need to know before choosing this plant for your home.
The air we breathe today is a far cry from the once fresh air we enjoyed years ago. With increasing toxins, it’s no wonder we suffer from an increasing number of health problems. While you can’t do much about the air outside, you can take steps to improve the air quality in your home. A ficus robusta plant will help by absorbing various contaminants including formaldehyde. Within a matter of days of adding this plant to your home, you will start to notice a difference in the way that you feel.
Carbon dioxide versus oxygen
Like many other plants, your ficus robusta helps remove carbon dioxide while releasing oxygen. This means that the air you breathe will be more oxygen-rich and this promotes overall health as well as peaceful sleep. Have you ever noticed just how well you sleep after a day in the forest or at the beach? It’s all about that fresh air!
Every day we are surrounding by millions of mold spores and bacteria floating through the air. They are searching for a place to land and make their home. If the bacteria or mold finds its way to the soil of your ficus robusta, it can make the plant very sick or even kill it. This is why the plant has developed its very own defense mechanism. The plant has a wonderful way of defending itself by killing these spores while they are still in the air and before they have the chance to invade the soil. This means that you will also enjoy air with substantially lower levels of such impurities. If you have allergies or you suffer from sinusitis, this plant is an excellent addition to your home!
Now that you know just how beneficial the ficus robusta plant can be, why not order one today? All you need to do is make sure that you are able to set aside a special spot for this plant. Provided its water and sunlight needs are met, you will find it very easy to grow and care for.