Oxygen and the air it is contained in, could be considered the most crucial nutrient to the human body.
Areas of higher pollution, such as cities, have a lower percentage of oxygen in the air. These oxygen facts can illustrate the importance of bringing both oxygen producing plants as well as air cleaning plants into your home.
The major benefit of adding oxygen producing plants to your living and work space is an increase of productivity due to the maintenance of healthy oxygen levels in the blood.
Plants take in carbon dioxide, but they also absorb other particulates from the air. Carbon dioxide is then processed into oxygen in the process of photosynthesis.
All you need to do is carefully choose plants to purify your home atmosphere and enjoy your clean indoor air.
The best air purifiers are the Dwarf Date Palm and the Bamboo Palm. Bamboo palms are easy to care for and require no special skills to grow. These plants generally won’t tolerate full sun, unlike many other types of palm. Bamboo palms prefer part sun but can manage fine in full shade. These palm trees are also good: Areca Palm, Parlor Palm, or Lady Palm.
The Peace lily plant is an excellent air purifier for your lovely home and brings a home decoration with itself. It works by removing benzene and formaldehyde from your office or home. This flowery plant does not require a lot of light, but be careful with the leaves, which can be poisonous to children as well as pets.
Peace Lily remove chemical toxins like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and other chemical substances present in the air.
Peace lilies can make a gorgeous addition to any dining table, side table or entryway table. They can thrive in both low and bright light but do best in shaded areas.
Snake plants are easy to grow and need low light and a little water.
The snake plant is among one of the most popular choices for improving indoor air quality. It actually gets most of its job done at night, converting carbon dioxide into oxygen as you sleep.
Snake plants also remove all sorts of toxins from the air including trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, toluene, benzene and xylene.
Considered to be one of the easiest plants to care for, snake plants do great when placed under indirect sunlight. They’ll actually grow better if you let them dry out quite a bit between watering.
They may grow slowly because of the lack of light, but they will quickly remove formaldehyde from your indoor space and purify all the air.
Rubber plant has thick leaves that retains much of the moisture. They absorb the chemicals like formaldehyde. These plants need low sunlight.
Aloe Vera is known to absorb the poisonous substances and cleanse the air.
Aloe vera plants need to be deeply watered and their soil left to dry just slightly between watering. They do very well with lots of sun but can turn brown if they get too much of it, so keeping your aloe vera plant under indirect sunlight is best.
Spider plants are great for removing formaldehyde from the air in your home. This is the stuff that comes from all sorts of things you bring into your home including paper bags, waxed papers, facial tissues, paper towels, napkins, particle board, plywood paneling and synthetic fabrics. In addition to formaldehyde, snake plants target carbon monoxide and other toxic air impurities as well.
If you have poor indoor air quality and not much of a green thumb, a spider plant may be exactly what you need. It’s one of the easiest plants to care for and can be kept in less sunny places in your home since it typically doesn’t like to be placed under direct sunlight.
A spider plant can grow in any type of soil and only needs to be watered occasionally.
This plant removes more formaldehyde than the rest of the plants. Including this, it also eliminates the rest of the indoor air pollutants. Some of those may include benzene and xylene (gasoline components). The wrong side of this plant might be the fact that it is not so easily maintainable. It requires weekly feedings and regular watering, sometimes even daily. Place this type of fern in any air-conditioned room of your home.
English Ivy is a highly efficient plant which can reduce the toxins in the air in 6 hours.
This ivy is a grand species if grown outside, but it is an excellent indoor plant to use for removing the formaldehyde in your home. Regarding indoor growing, it is quite a natural plant because it just climbs up and decorates your home. It requires both a little sun and a little shade. Watering need to be occasionally done during the winter to keep this plant in a healthy condition.
English ivy is great plant to put in your bedroom. If you have asthma or difficulty breathing at night, it can help you breathe easier and get a restful night’s sleep.