The plants we grow in our homes are not only deserving for more oxygen. They also have the ability to clean the air of toxins and mold. So, it’s less likely to inhale them, which is certainly great for health.
A study on domestic plants, carried out by NASA, found that some species filter the air and remove the organic compounds that evaporate, better than others.
These plants also filter the air from various building materials, dust, paint etc.
Today, we give you 6 plants you need to have in your home.
Aloe is great for raising the oxygen level in your home. It also absorbs carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. For comparison, a single aloe plant can achieve what nine biological air purifier can.
Ficus (Ficus Elastica)
It’s very easy to maintain a ficus, since it doesn’t need a lot of light.It’s very effective when it comes to cleaning the air of formaldehyde. However, you’ll need to be very careful, especially if you have small children or pets. The leaves can be poisonous.
Ivy (Hedera Helix)
You should definitely have this plant at home, as it removes 60% of the toxins in the air and 58% of particles of feces within six hours.
Spider plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
The spider plant has the ability to make photosynthesis under minimal light. It absorbs toxins from the air such as formaldehyde, styrene, and carbon monoxide, as well as gasoline. One spider plant can effectively purify air in a 200 square meter space.
Snake plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata “Laurentii”)
Since this plant is nearly indestructible, it’s great for having it around the house. Apart from being very resistant, it needs very little light for photosynthesis. Besides removing toxins, the snake plant is great for the bedroom, because it produces oxygen at night.
Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa”)
Peace lilies are great for removing chemical toxins from the air. This plant filters formaldehyde from the air, as well as trichloroethylene.
According to the research conducted by NASA, you should have between 15 and 18 of these plants in an area of 500 square meters. This means, 3 to 4 plants are enough in 80 square meter area. Don’t forget to put one of the plants in your bedroom, as you probably spend some time there.
Source: Healthy Food Star