Most of the people have plants in their homes for decoration, but they can produce oxygen necessary for our life and not everyone is aware of this. Plants can clean the air in our home from many toxins and mold, that is why we should grow more and stay healthy.
NASA conducted a study on domestic plants and found that some types are able to filter the air we take in and can also eliminate some organic compounds that disappear better than any other.
These plants have the power to clean the air from many building materials, dust, paint.
Here, you will discover six plants that you need to grow in the house. Read more to find out the best plants for cleaning the air.
Aloe Vera – It is very important to have this plant in your home since it can increase the level of oxygen. Also, it can absorb carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and carbon dioxide. An amazing fact is that aloe plant can achieve more than any other nine biological air purifiers do.
Ficus (FicusElastica) – This plant does not need a lot of light that is why it is easy to have in home. Ficus can easily and effectively clean the air from formaldehyde. Bare in mind that you need to be cautious when putting this plant in your home since its leaves can be poisonous for small children and pets.
Ivy (Hedera Helix) –The plant is a must in every home, because it is able to eliminate up to sixty percent of the toxic materials in the air and even fifty eight percent of feces particles during six hours right from the moment you put it inside.
Spider plant (ChlorophytumComosum) –This so called spider plant can produce photosynthesis using just a small ray. It can even absorb toxins like carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, styrene or gasoline. It also purifies the air effectively in about 200 square meters of space, that is why you need it at home.
Snake plant (SansevieriaTrifasciata “Laurentii”) – It is great to have the snake plant at home simply because it cannot be destroyed. In order to make photosynthesis it needs a little sunshine and it is very resistant. Not only does it cleans the air from toxins, but also it can produce oxygen at night. This is great because you can place it in you bedroom and breathe clean air.
Peace lilies (“Mauna Loa” Spathiphyllum) – It does amazing job when it comes to removing toxins and chemicals from the air. Peace lilies can also filter formaldehyde as well as thrichloroethylene.
What NASA recommends is to grow these plants in a number of 15 to 19 per 500 square meters area. In other words, 3 or 4 plants are enough in eighty square meter area. Remember to place some of the plant in your bedroom as you spend some time there too.