Toxins like dust particles and household chemicals can linger in the air. Indoor plants can remove these toxins since they have an air purifying property which can detoxify the air in every corner of your home.
According to NASA, every household should have between 15 and 18 of the following plants on an area of 500 square meters, and it is recommended to keep at least one of these in the bedroom.
Give your home a healthy breath of fresh air and choose the best air purifying plants that will add colour to your home.
1. Snake Plant
Ideal on the bedroom as this succulent plant releases oxygen at night, helping you to breathe better while sleeping. Also, one of the best plants for purifying the air of xylene, formaldehyde, benzene.
Caring Tips: Allow soil to dry between waterings. Try to avoid getting leaves wet when you water. Place your snake plants in indirect light and fertilize during the growing season.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is mostly known for its healing property and commonly used on hair care regimen. Also known as ‘oxygen bomb’ because of its ability to increase oxygen levels in your home and filters the air of carbon dioxide, detergents, and formaldehyde.
Caring Tips: Allow soil to dry between waterings. Since this is a tropical plant, place your Aloe Vera in direct light.
The Chrysanthemum flowers blossom in various forms and can be daisy-like and pompons. It purifies and brightens up a corner of your home. Also filters out toxins including ammonia and benzene.
Caring Tips: Place your Chrysanthemum in direct light and fertilize during the growing season.
4. Spider Plant
Spider Plant is the most common houseplant which are easy to grow. The spider plant is so named because of its spider-like plants, or spiderettes, which dangle down from the mother plant like spiders on a web. It purifies the room from carbon monoxide and xylene.
Caring Tips: Provide them with well-drained soil and bright, indirect light and they will thrive. Water them thoroughly but do not allow the plants to become too soggy, which can lead to root rot.
5. English Ivy
This perennial vine is effective at reducing airborne fecal particles which makes it the perfect air purifier for your bathroom. Also, it can help combat mold levels in the home.
Caring Tips: Allow your English ivy with generous watering and four hours of direct sunlight a day.
6. Dragon Tree
This plant has a bright red trim which add colour to your home. It purifies the air by eliminating toxins such as Trichloroethylene and xylene.
Caring Tips: Place them in a room with high ceilings and reasonable sunlight.
7. Weeping Fig
Popular among household, it can purify your home by eliminating formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
Caring Tips:Place your Weeping Fig in indirect light and fertilize during the growing season.
8. Chinese Evergreen
This tropical plant can eliminate formaldehyde and benzene, found in detergents and cosmetics.
Caring Tips: Place your Chinese Evergreen in low lit and humid conditions. This plant is suitable in your bathroom or bedroom.
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