Air filters can improve air quality but combining its use with some natural plants is a more effective approach to create clean air. Here are 12 plants that can be used to promote clean air inside your space.
1. English Ivy
This ivy can do well in the house because it doesn’t require very much space or sunlight. With English Ivy in the house, the offensive odors of chemicals, pollutants and formaldehyde are somewhat masked.
2. Boston Fern
You can place this in a basket and hang it on the wall to minimize space. It is harder to care for than some of the other air filter plants because it requires high humidity and frequent watering.
3. Lady Palm
This can help to remove the smell of ammonia. The sources of ammonia in a typical indoor environment can be numerous. The height of the Lady Palm height often discourages home owners from keeping them indoors.
4. Snake Plant
This plant also requires a low amount of light. It is a hearty plant that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance.
5. Golden Pothos
This is useful for clearing carbon dioxide and benzene from the air. It is highly recommended in mechanic workshops where car testing leads to the release of these poisonous gases.
6. Aloe Vera
Apart from healing burns, aloe removes poisonous substances from the air, such as formaldehyde and benzene. Brown spots on leaves is a sign that poisons are present in the atmosphere. These plants require very little water compared to others on the list.
7. Rubber Plant
Its low water requirement and ability to remove dangerous chemicals from the air makes it economical and healthy. It is often recommended for asthma patients who are not allergic to plant odor.
8. Red Edged Dracaena
This has a unique feature of having long leaves that help it absorb harmful pollutants, including xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde..
9. Gerbera Daisies
This is good for laundry owners that use trichloroethylene. The only challenge is that it needs an ample amount of light.
This is known for its ability to filter chemicals that are found in paints, laundry detergents and glue. If you are crafty and use paints and glue often, this plant is perfect for your home.
This is the answer to the toxins from plywood and foam insulation.
12. Peace Lily
It can survive under low moisture. It is among the most recommended air cleaners on NASA’s list and removes acetone and carcinogens found in paints, furniture wax and polish. Please note that this plant is not recommended to have near pets due to it’s toxicity if eaten.
It is interesting to see that plants have other uses apart from beautification. Improving the quality of air in your room is vital for healthy living. Having just one or two in your home is important and buying one for your friends and family is a great gift idea to encourage cleaner air in their space as well.