If you want to filter the air in your home, you don’t need to buy expensive electrical air purifiers. The air can be filtered with the right plants. Common indoor plants may provide a valuable weapon in the fight against rising levels of indoor air pollution. These plants are useful in absorbing potentially harmful gases and cleaning the air inside homes, indoor public spaces and office buildings.
The NASA has concluded that the plants you choose for your home make a difference. Here are some of the best plants that will make your indoor environment cleaner.
The plant that will remove all toxins from your home and is considered to be an oxygen bomb is the Aloe Vera plant.
This plant an easy-to-maintain plant which eradicates polluting chemicals found in cleaning agents. It purifies the air by absorbing carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. Moreover, when harmful chemicals are at a high level in your home, the plant will develop brown spots, keeping you informed.
Besides Aloe Vera, you can also use ficus. This plant doesn’t require plenty of light and successfully cleans the air. Be careful with this plant because it is not recommended near children and pets as its leaves are poisonous.
The Ivy also called Devil’s Ivy is another plant famous for its air purification abilities. This is one best air-purifying plants because it absorbs formaldehyde. It also improves symptoms of allergies or asthma. Be cautious with this plant because it is toxic to pets and kids, so try to keep it out of their reach.
Green Lily or Spider plant, is placed among the top 3 types of houseplants that are great at removing formaldehyde by NASA. It has the ability to absorb toxins from the air – formaldehyde, styrene, carbon monoxide and gasoline.
Estragon or Grass Snake is almost indestructible and is very persistent of its survival. It removes toxins and you won’t lack oxygen with this plant in your home. It improves oxygen purity. This plant emits oxygen at night whilst simultaneously taking in carbon dioxide – something we naturally produce when breathing out.