Plants That Helps Clean Indoor Air Of Your Homes


Plants That Helps Clean Indoor Air Of Your Homes

Many years ago, homes were built in tandem with nature, adequate and enough vents or air space was an integral part of home planning, this is because that clean air is an integral part of human survival, but these days, asides from the fact that homes are not well planned to allow the easy passage of clean air to and fro, the emerging pollution problem has made it more difficult for humans to access clean air in their homes. 

Plants are known to absorb organic and inorganic chemicals that pollutes the air, they filter harmful toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene, these toxins can put humans in risk of contacting cancer or other life threatening diseases. A room without plant has a 50% higher level of airborne microbes and bacteria than one with plants.

In this article, we would share with you some of the plants that helps clean the indoor air of your homes.

1. Aloe Vera 
This plant treats cuts and burns, but its uses actually spans more than this. Aloe Vera helps in purifying the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen at night, the more reason why it is an important constituent of house paints and most chemical cleaners. It requires little water, sunlight, and minimal maintenance to survive. It also assists in removing benzene from our homes. 

2. Azalea 
These plants are mostly strategically placed at the entrance of our homes or at the basements, the plants doesn’t want direct sunlight as they perform best when around 60 – 65 degrees, hence, it can easily survive in our homes, it assists in getting rid of formaldehyde in our homes.

3. Lavender 
Lavender is a plant that’s widely known to be useful in the production of essential oils, but the aroma that emanates from the plant helps to calm down the nerves, relaxes the brain, and helps breathe more easily and slowly.

4. Gerbera Daisy 
They help in removing benzene from our homes, which is then out-gassed via a natural gas stove, it also cleans VOCs from the indoor air. This plant should be strategically placed on a window at the sound end of our homes, this is because the plant requires plenty of sunlight to survive. 

5. Bamboo Palm 
Bamboo palm perform better than any other panda when it comes to purifying of our homes, it can be placed near the bed in our rooms or next to our dresser, it helps to filter out formaldehyde and trichloroethylene in both carpets and sofas. 

6. English Ivy
This plant is a very cute looking plant, it can get rid of small participles of fecal matter in the air, it is very helpful for those that keeps pet, and should be placed on the toilet tank next to a scented candle.

7. Chinese Evergreen 
This plant doesn’t need much sunlight but requires the normal amount of water most plant needs, this is because it is a topical plant. It helps in removing toxins from the environment, hence, having some in the house would reduce toxins level and helps breathe in cleaner air. 

8. Elephant Ear
These plants are poisonous in nature and should be kept away from kids. It does wonders in removing formaldehyde at very high concentrations.

9. Red-edged Dracaena 
This plant is a reddish plant, hence its name, it doesn’t needs much sunlight nor water, it is quite powerful in filtering xylene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene in household lacquers and varnishes, it is best placed near a freshly painted wall.

10. Spider Plant
This is a very strong and tough plant, it is very difficult to kill and can filter out formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, and carbon dioxide that are used to make rubber and leather materials, the plants can be placed in the living room or bed room. 

12 of the Best Plants for Cleaner Indoor Air

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