Photo – Synthesis : The importance of plants in studios.

Wondering how a piece of green can actually boost your work rate? It contributes in more ways than one. Plants have a unique relationship with the creative as well as the technical aspect involved in a studio environment. They facilitate an array of health factors which enhance the workflow of engineers in the studio. A common problem that studios face is the issue of stale air and smell lingering inside the premises because of the heavy amount of isolation.

Plants help get rid of stale air and foul smell through air purification as well as better circulation. The toxic gasses like formaldehyde and benzene from new furniture are also cleared off from the room contributing to healthy respiration. Healthy respiration, in turn, contributes to smooth mixing and mastering sessions where producers need to be at their physical best in order to produce the best results. If the studio is located in an area that is very polluted, plants help increase the overall humidity which further helps reduce the amount of smoke and dust from the air, making the studio fresh and clean for use. Additionally, green has been known to be the color that sparks innovative thinking; a general foreground to studio-based work. A producer in an innovative environment would be able to create better chords as well as melodic structures. A plant inside a studio also reduces fatigue which is a boon for studio engineers who literally spend hours getting a mix right. Although, it is very important to determine which plant would be both beneficial as well as habitable in a studio environment. Few of our recommendations are as follows:

Reed Palm / Chamaedorea

Benefits
Filters out Benzine and Trichloroethylene
Good for placing around furniture that could be gassing off formaldehyde.

Dracaena Mahatma / Cordyline

Benefits
Reduces fatigue, sore throats, coughs and a range of illnesses related to cold.
Increases the level of humidity and reduces the amount of dust.

Syngonium / Araceae

Benefits
Clears out toxins like toluene and benzene.
Best for environments where there is lots of dust and smokers.

Aloe Vera Plant / Aloe barbadensis

Benefits
Improves air quality. Rated as the top air purifying plant by NASA.
Helps in respiration.

 Dracaena deremensis / Dracaena fragrans

Benefits
Creates a relaxing atmosphere.
Controls humidity and reduces toxins.

Philodendrons / Philodendron bippin

Benefits
Purifies air for xylene that enhances the positivity of the environment.
Calls for a healthy environment.

Schefflera / Schefflera arboricola

Benefits
Clears out toxins like toluene and benzene.
Best for environments where there is lots of dust and/or smokers.

Some maintenance tips for house plants:
1. Heat and Light
– Most indoor plants require less amount of sunlight but sunlight is essential, so place your plants as close
to natural light as possible.
– In case there is no natural light, rotation cycle should be faster.
– Keep plants as far away from air conditioners and heaters as possible.

2. Watering
– Regular watering is important. An indoor thirsty plant would die faster.
– Avoid over watering as it results in root rot.
– As a star,t the soil surface can be dry but the under layer if moist should not be watered. In the absence of enough heat and light, water tends to stagnate and can cause the production of
fungus.

3. Soil
– Use a neutral soil, avoid decomposing matter.
– Better alternative to natural soil would be grow bed media such as no soil or clay pellets.
– If you are using vermicompost or other natural soils, you can cover the top with clay pellets,
wood chips or neutral gravel. This would avoid any rot and also the creation of dust in the studio.

All of the above are tips should help to keep your green friends up and healthy. Put in the effort and
dedication to maintain a plant, and it should thrive for a long time.

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