Assessment of indoor plant’s performance in banks, offices, hospital and kitchen
Dinesh Kumar, Suman Bhatia, YC Gupta, Payal Vyas and Govind
The present investigation was conducted during 2017-2019 in which the performance of selected indoor plants were evaluated under different locations. Under this study, five indoor plants viz. Aglaonema modestum, Scindapsus aureus, Chlorophytum comosum, Nephrolepis exaltata and Kalanchoe blossfeldian were selected on the basis of their Air Pollution Tolerance Index and were kept in different locations such as office, bank, hospital, canteen (kitchen area) and control located within the premises of Dr. Y.S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (H. P.) with iso-ecological situation. Different morphological and anatomical parameters of selected indoor plants were evaluated to assess their performance under these locations which contain different types of pollution stresses. Morphological parameter like visual leaf colour grade was found maximum in the plants which were kept in offices (4.769) as compare to other locations. Scindapsus aureus and Aglaonema modestum showed best visual colour grade under different locations. Further Anatomical parameters like number of stomata and stomatal index were found maximum in Scindapsus aureus and Aglaonema modestum in all locations. Biochemical parameters like ascorbic acid (0.595 mg/g), relative water content (91.70%) and APTI (9.51) were also found maximum in these indoor plants when were kept at canteen site. From this study, it was concluded that Aglaonema modestum and Scindapsus aureus having high APTI index and performed best under different locations and these plants can be used for indoor landscaping in urban areas.
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Dinesh Kumar, Suman Bhatia, YC Gupta, Payal Vyas and Govind. Assessment of indoor plant’s performance in banks, offices, hospital and kitchen. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(2S): 51-56.