The 'Plant/Life Balance' App You Desperately Need Is Here

by: Lucy Jones | 8 months ago | News

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Australia’s first ‘virtual greening’ app is here! The revolutionary application will help you fill your house with plants that will actually stay alive. The ‘Plant Life Balance’ app determines how many plants you need to fill a room with in order to improve the air quality of the space. The app also tailors plants to the conditions of your space to make sure they are easy to care for. 

Surrounding yourself with plants can improve your overall wellbeing and even make you live longer so plant/life balance is pretty high up on our list of priorities. According to research carried out by RMIT and The University of Melbourne on behalf of the app developers, there is a formula for the perfect plant/life balance. Their study found that plants absorb airborne pollutants called VOCs that are emitted by household items like paints, furniture furnishings and cleaning products. One medium sized plant (0.6m x 1.2m tall) will improve the air quality in a medium sized room (4m x 5m) by 25% and the more plants you add, the better the air quality will get. The researchers also found that putting five new plants in a room can improve wellbeing by 60%. The magic number for both air quality and wellbeing is 10 plants of various shapes and sizes in every room of your house. 

So how does the app work? Once you’ve downloaded Plant Life Balance, all you need to do is provide some information about your space, then upload photos and start dropping recommended plants into the room. The app comes complete with plant ‘looks’ that have been styled by Georgia Reid, the genius behind The Planthunter blog. Plant Life Balance is the personal horticulturist we all desperately need in our lives but have never been able to afford. Head here to check it out. 

If you need us, we’ll be in the nursery section of our local Bunnings!

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