If you’ve ever spotted a green wall or a vertical garden in an office, hospital or any other enclosed public space, then you would have probably considered it to be part of a natural-looking decor.
You may even have reached out with your hand and felt the leaves to check if they were real!
Most people believe that green walls and other indoor plants provide a fresh, natural-looking interior design along with a dash of fresh air and oxygen.
In reality, indoor plants or plants that are arranged vertically as part of a green wall or vertical garden serve as natural air purifiers in a closed environment.
Green walls use a unique combination of plants of different species that absorb harmful chemicals in the air and break it down for their own consumption.
In other words, impure, toxic air inside your room or office space is actually a source of food for the plant. In return, the plant provides oxygen in the immediate surrounding.
This is the same cycle that affords life on our planet. By incorporating a green wall in your office you are essentially converting your space into a Mini Planet Earth.
To understand how this happens, let’s consider a story of two close friends, Vriksh and Vayu.
Born together at the beginning of time, Vriksh and Vayu became the best of friends. They grew up together, supported each other in their time of need, and spent quality time together.
This continued for centuries until a creature called Manushya made his appearance.
In the beginning, Manushya didn’t mind the camaraderie shared by Vriksh and Vayu. Manushya’s presence wasn’t a matter of concern to Vriksh and Vayu either.
Indeed, Manushya helped strengthen the relationship between Vriksh and Vayu. While Manushya would throw junk and impurities in Vayu’s backyard, Vriksh would convert these waste products into food.
In doing so, he would help clean up Vayu’s home. In fact, Vriksh had so much surplus food that he often allowed Manushya to borrow a significant portion of it.
Manushya, Vriksh, and Vayu became three interdependent beings on planet Earth.
As time went by, however, Manushya began to build large, sophisticated buildings for his own selfish convenience.
Though Manushya allowed Vayu inside these large structures, he believed that Vriksh was awkward and would consume much space inside his complicated and expensive buildings.
As such, Vriksh was left outside to his own devices. Without realizing it, Manushya had ended up separating the two dear friends, Vriksh and Vayu. In doing so, however, Manushya brought trouble on himself.
The junk that Manushya was throwing into Vayu’s backyard could no longer be cleaned up by Vriksh. Over time, Vayu’s dirty home, full of impurities and toxic waste products, began to adversely affect Manushya’s health.
It was then that Manushya realized his mistake.
Though Manushya cannot do much about the large structures he has built, he has gradually started to make space inside those structures for Vriksh.
Through intelligent systems that can sense the complex interaction between Vriksh and Vayu, Manushya has slowly started to bring Vriksh and Vayu together again.
The two friends couldn’t be happier. To show gratitude to Manushya for bringing them together, Vriksh and Vayu decided to gift Manushya clean and pure surroundings in addition to a green, serene décor that heals the mind and body of Manushya.
Working unselfishly for each other, the three beings are able to live happily once again.
In future blogs, we’ll talk more about how plants achieve the important task of purifying air, and which part of the plant is most actively involved in the process.
Interested in setting up a green wall or vertical garden in your enclosed space? Talk to us today to see how we can bring Vriksh and Vayu together inside your office or enclosure!