We all know that plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, right? But, did you know that some plants can actually do much more, like purifying the air in your home? The answer is YES. These amazing plants will clean the air in your home from all harmful toxins (dust and household chemicals) and negative energy. Take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
Air Purifying Plants
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera or the “Plant of Immortality”! Some people call it the ‘oxygen bomb’ mostly because of its ability to increase oxygen levels in your home. You should also know that this amazing plant can absorb more carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde than most other plants. Aloe Vera is a tropical plant, which means that it needs light and well-drained soil. It’s known as a succulent, so it doesn’t need watering often.
- Peace lily
Peace lily looks amazing and it’s also great for ridding the air of formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene and ammonia. This plant needs shade and weekly.
- Spider plant
The spider plant is a common houseplant. This amazing plant benefits from being able to work in indirect sunlight. I really think that you’ll be amazed when we tell you that this plant can effectively filter a 200 square meter area of toxins like gasoline, formaldehyde, styrene and carbon monoxide. And, the best thing about it is that it’s easy to take care of and grow.
This plant has the ability to live on little light! It’s resilience and ease of growing makes it a good choice for those looking for a simple plant to take care of.
- English ivy
You’ll be amazed when we tell you that this amazing plant can eliminate 60% of toxins and 58% of feces particles within 6 hours. It requires 4 or more hours of direct sunlight a day, so keeping it near a window is usually best.
Chrysanthemum remove up to 90% of formaldehyde in a 24-hour period. You should place them near a window with direct sunlight to encourage the buds to open and get the full purifying effect.
- Golden Pothos
This plant is virtually indestructible. Yes, you got that right! It’s hard to kill a golden pothos unless you really try. This plant is one of the best air purifiers because it reduces levels of benzene and trichloroethylene immensely. Give it some bright, indirect light and watch it grow and help you breathe easier!
Source: The Hearty Soul