Currently this type of gardening in urban homes and buildings began to take root. People are more involved with the environment and prefer to live in buildings that improve air quality and regulate the temperature of their homes.
In other regions of the marketing of green roofs already an established business in North America growing 25% a year, while worldwide, Germany is the country with the largest number of surface nature: one out of ten rooftop account with this type of system, according to industry association Green Roofs for North America.
Plants can be grown in a green roof
Plants that are recommended to be located in a green roof are those with high resistance to direct sunlight or a nature store water in your body.
In a statement, Jerome Reyes Santiago, a biologist, taxonomist of the Botanical Garden of UNAM, said that “investigations are on plant varieties that are adapted to extreme drought conditions and are green all year, but fortunately Mexico have the greatest natural wealth of the Americas. Known nearly $ 400 types, of which about 400 are in Mexico, being the richest country in the Americas. Of these, only 10 potential have been selected for use on roofs, “he added.
Plants that are on a green roof
The evergreen, which stores water in your body (80 percent of it is composed of the vital fluid), so it can be grown in this type of garden with minimal watering, this prevents moisture problems and water costs, even under excessive exposure to sunlight. They feature a fast growth and abundant growth. There are ornamental but large amount of carbon capture and adapt to extreme conditions.
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