For the majority of the people indoor plants are kept just as a decoration, however, these plants can actually do something more. By eliminating molds and toxins they are able to purify the air in the homes.
Clean air is especially important during the winter time because the people spend their days “locked” there. We offer you here one of the best and most secure ways how to purify the air in your home, by planting the best air-purifying plants, such as:
1. Snake plant
It releases oxygen throughout the night and needs just a tiny bit of sunlight for its photosynthesis. The best place to keep it in your bedroom.
The ability of Ivy to purify the air is very effective. Scientists found that it eliminates up to 60% of the toxins and 58% of the waste particles in your home, for only six hours after being placed in a certain room.
3. Aloe Vera
This plant possesses the ability to absorb CO2, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and releases oxygen. There is an amazing fact that Aloe Vera is as powerful as nine biological air cleaners, which is confirmed by numerous experts and studies.
4. Ficus Benjamin (Weeping Fig)
Ficus is perfect for filtering pollutants that typically are in the furniture and carpeting, such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.
Numerous people keep it in their houses and they only need re-potting it every 1 or 2 years.
5. Ficus elastica (Rubber plant)
This plant should be kept in the room in which it doesn’t have a lot of natural light. It is especially good at removing one of the most common toxins found in our indoor air – formaldehyde.
6. Peace lilies
The peace lily helps to filter out harmful trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde toxins. Additionally, it can boost a room’s humidity by up to 5%, thus protects from irritating dry noses and allows to sleep peacefully.
Tip for those who have pets: It is poisonous to cats and dogs, so keep them away from it, or replace it with the Spider Plant.
7. Spider plant
It is able to clan 200 m2 of space. To grow it successfully you don’t need much light, as it does photosynthesis when the light is limited. It is very effective in eliminating carbon monoxide, styrene, gasoline, and other toxins.
8. Bamboo palm
Bamboo palm (or Chamaedorea seifrizii) flourishes when kept moist (but not wet) in indirect sunlight. When these conditions are provided this plant is stable and it can purify the indoor air. Bamboo palm is one of the most powerful natural filters for benzene and trichloroethylene. For best results, it is recommended to keep it next to your furniture that releases formaldehyde.
9. Chinese evergreen
Chinese evergreen purifies indoor air by removing chemicals (formaldehyde, benzene or other toxins) and emits high oxygen content.
This plant does not need a sunny spot, and it grows berries. The best place to keep it is in the room as it gets even more powerful over time.
Pelargonium is a powerful plant that relaxes your nervous system and gives you a nice sleep. It possesses the ability to destroy bacteria, removes unpleasant odors. Additionally, moths hate it.
It is a huge plant that eliminates formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene. It needs more light but should be kept away from the direct sunlight.
Here are some other plants that can help you to have clean air in your home:
– Tree of life