Looking to reduce toxins in your home? So, you are in the right place. The best plants are the ones that do double duty – make the place cosier and all of these purify your air of toxic chemicals. Here is a round-up of the best air-cleaning indoor plants that will add a touch of colour and clean air to your home.
First: why does indoor air quality ever matter?
Whether sleeping, watching Netflix, or working in an office, we spend about 90 per cent of our time indoors. And that time spent inside exposes us to indoor air pollution. What are the main causes of indoor air pollution? Just to name few: furnishings, carpets, bacteria and even cleaning products.
Second: How bad indoor air quality can affect you and your loved ones?
Headaches, nausea, and fatigue are some of the symptoms, and it’s sometimes called sick building syndrome.
Third: Action! Air-cleaning plants list
Dwarf Date Palm
These palms are the babies of the palm family. It’s hardy and drought-resistant, but it’s a slow grower. Once this palm matures, it will live for decades and grow 2.5-3 metres tall with sharp needle-like spines arranged near the base of the leaf stem. This palm has the ability to filter out xylene and it’s one of the best air-cleaning plants.
In addition to being easy to care for, aloe comes with some serious health wins. The plant’s leaves contain a clear liquid full of vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and other compounds that have wound-healing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. This is a good plant to keep in your kitchen window for a quick burn relief remedy. The plant can remove 90% of the formaldehyde in the air. Moreover, it can eliminate harmful microorganisms and absorb dust in the air.
Remember: This plant will thrive in a sunny location!
Dracaenas – perfect air-cleaning plants
These beautifuls are a newbie green thumb’s dream. This large group of houseplants comes in all shapes, sizes, and colours. Choose from the tall corn plant, which has interesting markings, or the rainbow plant, which comes in bright purple. Also they eliminate formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, benzene, trichloroethylene. They will leave your room air clean for sure! Remember: Dracaenas are toxic to animals. Your pupil may vomit, salivate more, or have dilated pupils if they eat dracaenas.
They are native to tropical forests and swamp areas so they will thrive in low light and high humidity – they’re ideal for your bathroom. The moisture from your shower will hydrate the plant, requiring little extra care from you. Besides being a pretty and decorative addition to your bathroom, the Boston fern helps remove xylene and it is the top house plant for removing formaldehyde.
Chrysanthemums otherwise known as disbuds or mums are not only a great addition to a floral arrangement but they look great in your home and are known as one of the best air purifiers around. They are among the more difficult air purifiers to grow but the payoff is beautiful colourful blooms. They enjoy good airflow, bright indirect sunlight and watering with warm water only, making sure that they are allowed to dry fully in between drinks. This plants emoved toxins as: ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene.
PS #1 If you‘d like to know more about this topic, please read NASA Clean Air Study! Then you will know which one of this air-cleaning plants are perfect as a vegan gift for your loved once.
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