Several scientists have suggested that choosing the right air purifying plants from the nursery garden can help in detoxifying the air in your house. This implies that house plants not only look decorative but work well to clean the air you breathe in.
According to a recent study by NASA’s Clean Air, there exist different air purifying plants in the flower garden that can protect your home from airborne dust, toxins, and germs. For giving your home a healthy and fresh air, here’s a list of the best air purifying house plants and where to keep them.
- Barberton Daisy
With a tinge of a cheerful burst of red, orange or pink at your home, Barberton Daisy is a natural cleanser of trichloroethylene, toxins formaldehyde found in a range of household materials. They are usually extracted from the paints to synthetic fibres. Place them in a room with plenty of light.
- English Ivy
Easy growing English Ivy is a perennial vial effective at reducing faecal particles. Make this plant stand in direct sunlight with generous watering and see how it purifies your surroundings.
- Snake Plant
Place this plant in your bedroom for a sweet sleep. Recognised as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, this yellow plant helps release oxygen at night. Be careful not to overwater this plant as their roots are prone to rot in excessive moisture.
This plant may brighten up your living room or kitchen. This can filter a host of toxins that includes benzene and ammonia. This plant loves bright daylight and can be placed in a spot near a window.
- Spider Plant
The resilient spider plant helps in battling toxins like carbon monoxide and xylene. It is also non-toxic to your house pets. You can place the tiny spiderettes and keep growing this whole family of plants that can take pretty much care of themselves and of course you.
- Aloe Vera
Recognised as a healing plant, it is a perfect addition to your kitchen. It helps in tackling toxins found in varnishes, detergents and floor finishes. Place this plant in a sunny location to reap the perfect benefits.
- Broad Lady Palm
Ammonia is not good and comes with a high level of toxicity. One of the few plants that help in reducing the levels of ammonia. Expensive yet useful to be kept in your bathroom.
- Red Edged Dracaena or Dragon Tree
Xylene and Trichloroethylene are the popular pollutants found by this slow-growing plant. It has the potential of growing up to 8ft. It is advisable to keep them in a room with high ceilings and broad day sunlight.
- Weeping Fig
These are popular and well-recognised house plants since the Victorian era. Weeping figs help in tackling different levels of xylene, toluene, and formaldehyde. Place them in bright but indirect light.