With Spring going in full force, why not bring some of the Spring vibes into our own homes by decorating our place with plants? This blog post will suggest a few houseplants that will not only look great in the home, but also make for great air purifiers!
The snake plant supposedly has another name, aka Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. Not sure if it depends by region or not, but I found its other name pretty funny. The snake plant is great because it’s one of the best plants that filters out harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, xylene, and trichloroethylene, things that can be found in paints and synthetic fibers. It releases oxygen at nigh, helping you to sleep better. Other pros are that it’s tall plant – its growth is upward, not outward, so it can fit really well in a small space. It can also live in various types of light and requires very little watering.
English Ivy is such a lovely elegant plant and has the potential of removing faecal particles in the air, making it an appealing choice for a bathroom plant. Other studies also show it can help fight against and reduce mold levels. It needs to be provided at least four hours of sunlight each day and plenty of water.
This is another kind of plant that can filter out harmful toxins such as benzene and formaldehyde. This type prefers being in indirect sunlight.
These bright and lovely flowers don’t exist to just look pretty, but also filter out chemicals like benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde. Place this plant in a room that receives a good amount of natural sunlight. Keep the soil moist and in a pot that drains well.
Chrysanthemums can absorb toxins like ammonia and benzene, chemicals found in plastics and glue. They enjoy plenty of sun!
These are just a few flowers / plants that have air purification abilities, and a few others are the spider plant, aloe vera, peace lily, Chinese evergreen, etc.
I don’t have by any means a green thumb, so this was very educational for myself and I may just get some for my home. What about you, do you already own some of these plants in your house?
Until then! ♡