Did you know that your house may contain more dangerous contaminants than the environment outside? Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are the name for these gases. Air fresheners, creative supplies, paint, and even household cleaners may be releasing dangerous VOCs into the environment.
But don’t worry; in today’s article, we’ll show you how to tackle this problem by using plants to create a clean air area that matches your clean workspace. Is it true that plants provide health benefits? Are they able to improve your mood? Do they truly purify the air you breathe? We’ll discuss all of this and more.
The following are some plants that you should have in your home:
#1 Spider Plant
This has to be one of the most straightforward plants to find and care for. Even if you have a proclivity for destroying plants, the spider plant may be the plant for you. This plant has a unique appearance and prefers bright, indirect light.
If you have pets at home, this one is ideal because it is non-toxic and quite robust. This one will need to watered a few times a week.
According to a Nasa study, spider plants are excellent in removing formaldehyde from the air. This study was done under very strict settings, so it’s possible that it’s not as effective as it says, but it can’t hurt to keep one near your desk to get the most out of its cleansing health advantages. Carbon monoxide and xylene are also believed to be removed by this plant. Spider plants produce “spiderettes,” which you may cut off and re-pot to make more spider plants. Give them to your friends and family, or keep them for yourself!
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Snake Plant No. 2
Don’t worry, we’re still talking about plants, and the snake plant is another another easy-to-care-for plant.
It prefers a dry environment, so you won’t have to water it every day, and it can tolerate a wide range of light levels, so it should be fine in most places. You’ll be fine as long as that room gets some sunlight.
This plant believed to release oxygen into the air as well as remove toxic pollutants such as formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene.
The Chrysanthemum is the third flower in the Chrysanthemum family.
Chrysanthemums, sometimes known as “mums,” are a great way to add a pop of color to your living room or kitchen. White, orange, yellow, and pink are just a few of the colors available. This one is harmful to both cats and dogs, so keep that in mind. Keep these plants moist and in the sun while you’re inside.
You can even plant them outside when the weather is warm. Mums known to remove common contaminants such as formaldehyde, xylene, ammonia, and benzene, and are at the top of the list when it comes to air cleansing.
However, they only “function” when the blooms are in bloom, which means you have approximately 6 weeks to purify.
#4 Ficus, often known as the Weeping Fig
The Weeping Fig is one of the top contenders for cleaning airborne contaminants including formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene, which can build up from carpet and furniture cleaners or stain removers, according to NASA’s clean air study. Unfortunately, cats and dogs also poisoned by this one, so keep them away from your pets!
On the plus side, they’re rather simple to maintain; simply keep them out of direct sunlight, away from drafts, and allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. They can also grow rather large, which can be beneficial or detrimental depending on your living situation.
This plant is ideal for people looking for something a little distinctive to add to their house. In fact, there are over 40 different types of Dracaenas to pick from! Trichloroethylene, which can be found in household paint strippers, varnish removers, and even adhesives, is said to be removed by these plants.
Pet owners beware: this is yet another poisonous substance for your four-legged companions.
This plant requires a medium amount of light, so make sure it’s in a room with a few hours of direct sunlight. They can also grow to be 8 to 10 feet tall, so make sure you have enough room for this one.
English Ivy #6
Here’s one that’s quite easy to maintain and can even be kept in the bathroom! English Ivy is supposed to lower levels of trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, xylene, ammonia, and benzene, which are found in many salon products.
It’s also ideal for the bathroom, as this plant is known to aid in the removal of mold. This is another plant that is toxic to cats and dogs, so if you have any furry friends at home, keep this plant out of reach. Give it plenty of water and at least a couple hours of direct sunlight on a regular basis. Although it should be able to tolerate lesser levels of light, which is one of the reasons why this plant is so easy to care for!
Peace Lily #7
Just thinking about a peace flower is soothing.
They’re lovely plants with stunning white flowers when they bloom. The high transpiration rate of this plant is well-known. This means that when you water it, the water works over time to assist restore moisture to the area. This helps to clear the air of dust and soothe any irritations in your eyes, nose, and mouth. According to one research, plants like this can reduce dust by 20%, which is quite cool.
This one requires a little more effort to keep happy, but if you succeed, you’ll be rewarded with lovely lilies. This one is also hazardous to pets and only has to be exposed to sunlight in the morning. It’s a good idea to spray the leaves and keep the soil moist.
Aloe Vera (#8)
This is one of the easiest plants on our list to care for, as well as one of the most generous.
Aloe vera is the source of aloe vera’s soothing gel, which is a quick cure for burns and wound healing.
Eczema, psoriasis, bug bites, and blisters are examples of skin problems. It’s ideal to have on hand in the kitchen for immediate relief from burns or other wounds. Simply break off one of the spikes and squeeze the clear liquid from within. This plant thrives in direct sunshine and is thought to aid in the removal of pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene, which are prevalent in detergents and floor coatings. Please be aware that this is yet another plant that is hazardous to your pets.
That’s a terrific place to start if you want to get more plants into your home. Here are some of the health benefits you’ll get from adding plants to your home now that you know which ones to seek for.
Toxins removed from the air as a result of the health benefits. House plants can help capture toxic chemicals and re-release them as less damaging byproducts, as we mentioned earlier in the video. Aside from the NASA study stated above, another study found that house plants can remove up to 10% of carbon dioxide from the air in the home. They Enhance Your Mood Yes, plants can help you feel a little better every day by improving your mood.
According to this book, caressing soft or smooth plants might help you relax. Not only that, but plants can educate us how to be more empathic. Which is the ability to comprehend another person’s sentiments. In everyday life, this is really valuable. You can improve your sentiments of compassion by caring for a plant, and those who spend time caring for plants are significantly more likely to care for others, according to one study.
Even better if you have a flowering plant because flowers make you feel better nearly instantly simply by looking at them! According to research, they can also aid in memory enhancement. Holistic Therapy is a term that refers to a Some people use gardens as a form of therapy, whether it’s the basic act of gardening or simply wandering through one.
Have you ever taken a stroll through a lovely public garden? It’s quite relaxing, which is only one of the many advantages of Holistic Therapy.
According to research, HT can help patients suffering from schizophrenia, depression, dementia, and even late-stage cancer improve their health. Plants are a wonderful addition that can help you improve your mood, strengthen your connections, and possibly increase your productivity. According to certain studies, even a picture of nature might have a comparable effect if you don’t like plants. Remember that some plants, especially those with blooms, might bother allergies, so do your research before bringing them home. So, are you going to go out and get some additional plants for your house?
Which of these plants is your personal favorite? Let us know what you think in the comments section below; we’d love to hear from you.