Did you know that the air we breathe indoors is actually much worse than the air outside? According to the latest statistics, provided by the EPA – Environmental Protection Agency, the environment indoor is 2 to 5 times more toxic than the environment outdoors. Note: in some severe cases, the air indoors is more than 100 times more toxic than the air outside. You should also know that exposure to a polluted air indoors can be a cause for autism, allergies and toxic load. But, you shouldn’t be worried, because in this article we are going to show you the best air-cleaning plants, which you can keep in your home or apartment. These amazing plants will clean the air inside your home, and they are perfectly safe for you, your kids and your pets – if you have.
You should definitely have some of these plants in your house, apartment, office, etc. It’s a great way to keep your air clean. In this article, we are going to show you the most effective plants to keep for filtering out pollutants and toxic chemicals in your home, office, apartment, etc. You should know that this list is based on a study done by NASA. Well, this study has found that certain plants are much more effective at removing the toxic chemicals from the air inside your home:
Aloe – or also known as the Plant of Immortality.
Well yes, this plant is great for raising the oxygen levels in your home. This super healthy plant will also absorb the carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde from the air in your home. The experts say that just 1 aloe vera plant can replace nine biological air purifiers.
You should definitely have this plant in your home! Why – because this plant is very easy to maintain (it does not need a lot of light). It’s also very useful and effective when it comes to cleaning the air of formaldehyde. But, you should be very careful if you have small children or pets, because the leaves are poisonous.
Ivy (Hedera Helix)
This plant is amazing because it removes more than 60% of the toxins in the air and 58% of particles of feces in less than 6 hours.
Spider plant (ChlorophytumComosum)
Spider plant has the ability to make photosynthesis with just a small amount of light. It also absorbs the toxins from the air such as formaldehyde, styrene, and carbon monoxide, as well as gasoline. The spider plant can purify the air in 200 square meters’ space.
Snake planet (SansevieriaTrifasciata “Laurentii”)
Yes, you should definitely get a snake plant for your home? Why – because it’s very resistant and needs very little light for photosynthesis. It will help you purify the air in your home from all harmful toxins. Also, it’s a great plant for your bedroom because it releases oxygen at night. You will sleep much better!
Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa”)
The peace lily is an excellent plant for removing chemical toxins from the air. This amazing plant will clean your air from formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and other harmful toxins.
Note: NASA experts say that you should have between 15 and 18 of these plants in an area of 500 square meters. Meaning, 3 to 4 plants are enough in 80 square meter area.
Do not forget to put one of the plants in your bedroom, to purify the air and to help you sleep much better. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share!