Air Purifying Houseplants
- Posted By: Phil
Posted in: Plants
Plants can make great air purifiers, Adding potted plants to a room has been shown to reduce the amount of air particulates making it a much healthier place to be in.
Plants take in carbon dioxide from the air and at the same time absorb some of the particulates from the air , this is then processed into oxygen through photosynthesis. Micros associated with the air purifying plants can also be found in the soil and helps in the air purification.
Not only are plants good for this they also make people feel happier
Here are 5 great air purifying plants available in store
Boston fern features feather-like leaves and curved fronds that are well suited to indoor hanging baskets. It’s considered one of the most efficient air purifiers, but it can prove a bit difficult to maintain because of its need for constant moisture and humidity
This fern works especially well in removing formaldehyde, which is found in some glues, as well as pressed wood products, including cabinetry, plywood paneling, and furniture
This is one of the best plants to have in your home thanks to its ability to remove toxins like benzene and trichloroethylene. They can get pretty big if you keep repotting them, so they can fill up some unused space in your home as well.
You’ll want to have a Bamboo Palm in your home if you live in a climate with harsh winters. It will help to restore some of the moisture that tends to dry up thanks to indoor heating units. They’re also good at removing formaldehyde, which could be making you sick.
One way to get rid of benzene and formaldehyde in your home is to purchase a Chinese Evergreen plant. They are thought to bring good luck and were used as decoration in Asian countries long before they made it west.
The longer you keep your Chinese Evergreen in your home, the better it will do at removing indoor toxins. That’s incentive enough to keep this plant as long as possible, and when they’re this easy to care for it’s not too hard to do.
Spider plants are among the easiest houseplants to grow, making them a great choice for beginners or forgetful owners. A fan of bright, indirect sunlight, spider plants will send out shoots with flowers that eventually grow into baby spider plants or spiderettes.
Pollutants removed: formaldehyde and xylene
Peace lily plants are relatively small compared to many of the plants on this list, but they still pack some major air-cleaning abilities. Easy to grow, these plants will flower for much of the summer. Just be aware that those flowers (like all flowers) do contribute some pollen and floral scents to the air, so you may want to avoid having a room full of them. Put peace lilies in a shady spot and keep the soil moist without over watering.
Pollutants removed: ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene