5 Plants to Purify the Air at Home

5 Plants to Purify the Air at Home

Nowadays it is common place to see plants being kept indoors. Plants are kept indoor not only for aesthetic appeal but they also have the added function of purifying the air. Listed below are some of the best plants which can be used to purify the air in your homes and keep the atmosphere fresh all the time. The plants mentioned here have all been part of a series of experiments conducted by NASA in the late eighties to find the best house plants for purifying the air aboard space stations.

Aloe Vera

It is best placed in the kitchen near windows. An easy to grow sun loving plant, Aloe Vera can help remove formaldehyde and benzene from the atmosphere. Plus the gel of a aloe vera tree is a useful home remedy for treating cuts and burns.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Easy to grow and able to grow in a wide range of temperature zones, spider plants are highly efficient living purifiers. Spider plants can help in clearing as much as 70% of the formaldehyde generated in homes. IN additional it is also useful for removing benzene, carbon monoxide and xylene. Also this is considered as a safe plant to have indoor if you have pets.

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata Laurentii)

Trying putting one of these in your bathroom – it will thrive in low light, steamy and humid conditions while also filtering air pollutants. This plant is one of the best for filtering out formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products.

Chrysanthemum (Chrysantheium morifolium)

The colourful flowers of a mum can do a lot more than brighten a home office or living room; the blooms also help filter out benzene, which is commonly found in glue, paint, plastics and detergent. This plant loves bright light, and to encourage buds to open, you’ll need to find a spot near an open window with direct sunlight.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Lovely lily is the best at what it does. Peace Lily comes top of  NASA’s list for removing all the most common air pollutants – formaldehyde, benzene and tricholoroethylene. Additionally Lily is also good at getting rid of toluene and xylene.

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