Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Amusing Venus Fly Traps have arrived, along with other carnivorous plants.  They prey on flies and insects to add to their diet. They evolved into carnivorous plants in need of more nutrients in their soil ... they feed themselves. Venus Fly Traps need bright sunlight for a majority of the day. Keep the soil moist with water and if possible keep in high humidity. And if they don't encounter insects naturally, make sure the soil is kept balanced with nutrients. Come on in and take a look at our selection of interesting and carnivorous plants!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Exotic Plants would like to remind you of the air cleaning benefits of interior plants. Two to three plants in pots approximately 8 -10" wide can significantly remove toxins from the air of your home. If healthy living is a concern of yours, make sure interior plants and their care are included in your plan.

Certain plants have an affinity for removing toxins from the air more easily than others. Most of the plants effective in removing indoor air pollutants are not exotic and are readily available. They include English ivy, aloe vera, ficus benjamina, areca palm, bamboo palm, sansevieria, philodendrons, pothos, all of the draceneas but especially the Janet Craig, chrysanthemums, bromeliads and orchids. The draceana is pictured here. All have been proven to remove benzene, trichloroethylene, carbon monoxide, and even formaldehyde.

Let Exotic Plants help you find the plant that would benefit your living space and thrive. Remember ... "You haven't gone green until the plants arrive"!