AIR PURIFYING INDOOR PLANTS
Several plants filter out common volatile organic compounds present in air. These plants can help clean indoor air in our home that is typically more polluted than outdoor air due to chemicals being used in washing, cleaning, decorating, spraying etc. houseplants are our most effective allies in keeping your household air clean and pure.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Laurentii’)
Snake plant is a carefree, tough succulent that grows almost anywhere. It is also called as mother-in-law’s tongue. This plant is one of the best for filtering out formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products. It thrives in low light and steamy humid conditions while helping filter out air pollutants. Ideal to be placed in bathrooms.
Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea Sefritzii)
Chamaedorea seifrizii ‘Bamboo Palm’ is an attractive clumping palm with elegant green fronds. It is also known as the reed palm, this small palm thrives in shady indoor spaces and often produces flowers and small berries. It is excellent for filtering out both benzene and trichloroethylene.
Aloe (Aloe Vera)
The Mediterranean species of aloe from which aloe vera is extracted. Latin name is Aloe Barbadensis. This is an easy-to-grow, sun loving and juicy plant that clears Formaldehyde and Benzene. Formaldehyde and Benzene can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more. Aloe is a suitable for a sunny kitchen window. The gel inside an aloe plant can help heal cuts and burns.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
Spider Plants Spider plants make great houseplants. It has long narrow variegated leaves and clusters of plant-lets. Its Flowers are white and Latin name is Chlorophytum Variegatum. This is a very resilient plant, with lots of rich foliage and tiny white flowers. They are good at purifying the air in your home. The spider plant combats benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene.
Gerber Daisy (Gerbera Jamesonii)
Gerber daisies (Gerbera jamesonii), sometimes-called gerbera or African daisies, are tender perennials that are grown as annuals in all but the warmest climates. Gerbera daisy flowers are spectacularly colorful, but tender. This bright, flowering plant is effective at removing trichloroethylene. It is also good for filtering out the benzene that comes with inks.
Golden Pothos (Scindapsus Aures)
The Golden Pothos Vine is one of the most well-liked and reliable houseplants available today. It is a powerful plant for tackling formaldehyde; this fast-growing vine will create a gush of green from a hanging basket. Golden pathos also called devil’s ivy stays green even when kept in the dark.
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema Crispum ‘Deborah’)
The Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema Crispum) is available in a lot of varieties with silver or light green variegated leaves. This easy-to-care-for plant, it is extremely tolerant of low light conditions (but not temperatures below 55 degrees), it blooms in late summer and early fall and can reach heights of 3 feet. Even with low light, it will produce blooms and red berries. It can help filter out a variety of air pollutants and toxins.
Red-Edged Dracaena (Dracaena Marginata)
The Dragon Tree Or Red-Edged Dracaena (Dracaena Marginata) has thin stems that may be straight or bent. This shrub can grow to reach your ceiling (up to 15 feet). This plant is best for removing xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde that are produced in indoor air by lacquers, varnishes and gasoline
Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina)
It is reputation as being difficult to grow; but once you get the watering and light conditions right, they will last a long time. Weeping fig is the most popular indoor tree from the Moraceae family; its branches droop downward from woody stems. It can filter out pollutants that typically accompany carpeting and furniture such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. Caring for a ficus can be tricky
English Ivy (Hedera Helix)
English Ivy is a high-climbing evergreen vine introduced as an ornamental from Europe. Hedera helix is an evergreen perennial climbing vine that attaches to bark of trees, brickwork and other surfaces. The plant reduces airborne fecal-matter particles.
Warneck Dracaena (Dracaena Deremensis ‘Warneckii’)
Dracaena Warneckii (Dracaena Deremensis) does best in full sun or full light with moderate humidity and will adapt well indoors even without direct sunlight. Combat pollutants associated with varnishes and oils with this dracaena. This houseplant can be striking, especially if it reaches its potential height of 12 feet.
Heart Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron Oxycardium)
Philodendron is commonly known as the sweetheart plant. Heart-leaf Philodendron is an evergreen perennial vine native to Tropical America. It is toxic when eaten. Philodendrons are good to combat formaldehyde from sources like particleboard.
Peace LILY (Spathiphyllum)
The Spathiphyllum commonly called the Peace Lily plant comes in many sizes, with many blooms and lots of green. These tropical plants feature striking white flowers that hover above shiny, pointed leaves. Peace Lily care may be the easiest, Shade and weekly watering are all the peace lily needs to survive and produce blooms. It removes formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. It can also fight toluene and xylene.
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