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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

8 Air-Purifying Indoor Plants for a Healthier Home

Houseplants are not just indoor decoration, they make our environment more refreshing, calm, relaxed and welcoming. But aside from this, don't you know that having plants inside our home can purifier air that we breathe? Yes, it is especially for urban-dwellers where people spend much of their time indoors.  Our home is clean as we think, but there are toxic compounds around such as from furnishings, upholstery, building materials and cleaning products all contribute to making indoor air quality less clean.  There is indoor pollution too from pollen, bacteria, and molds.

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Houseplants are not just indoor decoration, they make our environment more refreshing, calm, relaxed and welcoming. But aside from this, don't you know that having plants inside our home can purifier air that we breathe? Yes, it is especially for urban-dwellers where people spend much of their time indoors.

Our home is clean as we think, but there are toxic compounds around such as from furnishings, upholstery, building materials and cleaning products all contribute to making indoor air quality less clean.

There is indoor pollution too from pollen, bacteria, and molds.



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Because of this, it is important to purify the air in our home. Here are seven top air purifying plants you will love inside your house. Here are seven indoor plants that may help;

1. Peace Lily.

This plant can tolerate deep shade. You can put this even inside your bedroom. Peace lily has a calming presence inside any home because of its soft-dark green leaves.

Removes: Ammonia, Benzene, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene


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2. Boston Fern

This lovely plant can create a humid atmosphere inside your home. Boston fern is a lush, old-fashioned plant valued for its lacy, bright green foliage. When grown indoors, this easy-care plant provides an air of elegance and style.

Removes: Formaldehyde, Xylene


3. Parlour palm

One of the most popular indoor plant since Victorian times as they say. This plant originates from Mexico and one of the most sought indoor palms. This plant can be inside our home and workplace as an air purifying plant. Bonus, this is one of the cheapest kind of palm too.

Removes: Formaldehyde, Xylene, dust



4. Weeping fig

Just give your love and attention to this plant and in return, it will grow as a house 'tree'. Considered to be a very popular houseplant. Despite the fact that it will not give you any flower, this plant can make your home more welcoming and relaxed.

Removes: Dust, Formaldehyde, Benzene, and Trichloroethylene



5. Golden Pothos

Another powerful plant for tackling formaldehyde, this fast-growing vine will create a cascade of green from a hanging basket. This plant is perfect for your garage because car exhaust is filled with formaldehyde. Golden pothos also knows as devil’s ivy stays green even when kept in the dark.

But remember Golden pothos is a poisonous plant and should be kept away from small children and pets.

Removes: Formaldehyde


6. Anthurium
Don't you know that Anthurium takes her floral name from her ability to give flower for 300 out of 365 days of the year? This plant is perfect to bring a splash of bright color and warmth to your space.

Removes: Formaldehyde, Ammonia, Toluene, Xylene


7. English Ivy

NASA scientists conducted a clean air study to find a solution to indoor pollution problems. English Ivy was one of the plants studied and it was found to help eliminate indoor pollutants.

Removes: Benzene, Carbon Monoxide, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene


8. Corn Plant

The corn plant is easy to care, making it an ideal house plant. It is good for indoor because it naturally cleans the air. If you're extremely lucky, this plant will give you small white flowers.

Removes: Benzene, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, Xylene




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