How many plants do you have in your home? Most families have at least one house plant in the home, ranging from large ferns to small herb gardens; but, few people realize the real value of keeping plants in the home for the purpose of air purification.
Plants absorb large percentages of airborne wastes including gases, and other excretions, in addition to keeping the air free from being overrun with multitudes of mold species. Check out these five indoor houseplants that are perfect for cleaning and purifying your air.
This plant is famous for its wide range of topical uses and its ability to promote healing in the skin. Not only is Aloe Vera a great plant to have around for medicine, it’s also great at helping keep the air in your home clean. This plant is very easy to take care of, and doesn’t require a ton of water for it to remain feeling healthy. Placing it in a central position will help the plant to clean various pollutants from modern building materials from the air.
This plant is another very low maintenance plant that has it origins in Southeast Asia. The ficus is well known for its positive effects on people, at one point believed to be coming from the plant’s own energy, but in recent times research has attributed the benefits to the plant’s ability to cleanse the air of a large amount of impurities within lose proximity to it. The ficus can be kept indoors in very little light, and can be transferred outside during warmer months.
This plant requires indirect light a little water. The Boston Fern can cleanse the air of the harmful chemical xylene, and they look beautiful hanging in almost any area. Pick up more than one of these or a maximum benefit.
The Dracaena is a plant with a wide variety of types and colors. This makes it a popular indoor plant for decoration, but beyond its stylish colors and interesting looks, this plant is a major ally in the search for clean air. The Dracaena removes residues of some plastics and petroleum products from the air, and does so while looking great.
The Snake plant is a desert climate plant. That means that it tends to do the best in a dry area, and requires very little water. They are known for filtering out chemicals like trichloroethylene, and look great next to your front door, or in any corner.