Power to the Plants!

Posted by Julie Wishart on October 26, 2012 0 Comments

Power to the Plants!  That's right, it's our motto, our mantra, and the belief and knowledge that drives our business.  We are constantly amazed by the ways that plants heal, adapt, and show their strength.  Don't believe us?  Consider these fun facts!

1. Bamboo is one on the fastest growing plants- it can grow almost 40 inches in 24 hrs

2. The force of growing plant roots can actually cause concrete to break around them

3.  The world's tallest-growing tree is the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), which grows along the Pacific Coast of the United States, mainly in California. Interestingly enough, it's not the world's oldest-growing tree; that award goes to a bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata).

4.  Plants have unique genes that even vary within a plant species

5.  Many plants have anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties including: thyme, cinnamon, and clove.

6.  Some of your common house plants, such as the spider plant actually filter the air you breathe in your home.  Not only do these plants absorb pollutants, they also scrub harmful gases out of the air and help fight pollution.

7.  Kale (no, it's not just a garnish) has more calcium per ounce than milk and more iron per ounce than beef.

8.  One acre of trees absorbs enough carbon dioxide per year to match that emitted by driving a car 26,000 miles.

9.  1 out of 4 ingredients in our medicine is from rainforest plants.

10.  Plant enzymes are excellent substitutes for toxic chemicals in cleaning products!  (we couldn't resist...)

Plants do so much for us- let's show them some love!

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