Air Purifying Indoor Plants For Your Home
A casual scroll through Instagram will make you realize how trendy indoor foliage has become. Well, all this is just isn’t about looking green & nice to look at. Scientists have discovered that choosing the right air purifying plants for a home can help you detoxify the air in your living space, offering you pretty interiors as well as fresh air to breathe in.
If your apartment lacks a fresh air flow, try keeping the following indoor plants to add a breath of fresh air to your home:
1. Snake Plant
Also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, this yellow-tipped succulent releases oxygen at night, helping you to breathe better while sleeping, with this plant in your bedroom, you’re in for a great night’s sleep. It is one of the best plants for filtering the air of formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene.
2. Aloe Vera
This familiar plant in the most household is a not only beneficial plant not only cleanses the air of benzene and formaldehyde but also absorbs carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. It is a great plant to keep at home as it is short and easy to grow and maintain. Moist soil and mild sunlight help to easily propagate a single plant into multiple plants in a short period. An added benefit is that aloe vera gel contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties and helps maintain a great complexion. Some also say that its cleansing is equivalent to the work done by nine air purifiers.
3. Peace Lily
This plant too cleanses the air of benzene and formaldehyde, thereby cleaning up our breathing space. It is easy to grow plant with pretty white flowers, it’s amongst the super air purifying indoor plants and cleansers that can effectively remove indoor pollutants emitted by electronics, furniture, and other household items.
4. Spider Plant
For those who don’t have much knowledge about the indoor plant can include Spider Plant in their home especially if you have pets, as this is one of the few plants that are non-toxic to pets. It will quietly battle toxins including carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the printing and rubber industries.
5. Bamboo plant
The bamboo plant, also known as the Butterfly Palm or Areca Palm is one of the best air-purifying plants in India. A hardy plant filters benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. It needs moist soil and placement in an area with good air circulation. As an added benefit beyond air purification, it is also a natural humidifier making it all the more useful during the dry winter.
Home décor tips would also recommend you add the above plants to add not just a beauty to your home but also get some health benefits from them.