I’ve been looking for some real plants to jazz up my home and clean the air. I have a fake plant that I bought when I moved out of my parents house twenty years ago. Its time to throw it out and replace it with a real plant!
Houseplants are very good to have around. Why? Well, for starters they increase humidity levels and decrease dust. Plants are serious multi-taskers which need very little in return. Just some water and sunlight in most cases.
Houseplants may remove airborne germs and toxins, decreases stale air and helps with headaches by cleansing the air from allergens. I’ve read that plants decrease depression and increase happiness which makes me want to load up my office with plants right now!
In my search for ‘easy plants to care for in the house’ I found several lists about houseplants.
I’m sharing the information with you here because part of health, natural beauty and wellness starts in your environment!
Let’s look at the plants we should all have in our homes!
Aloe: This succulent “helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more. Aloe is a smart choice for a sunny kitchen window. Beyond its air-clearing abilities, the gel inside an aloe plant can help heal cuts and burns.”
Spider Plant: This plant “battles benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the leather, rubber and printing industries.”
Snake Plant: “One of the best for filtering out formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products. Put one in your bathroom — it’ll thrive with low light and steamy humid conditions while helping filter out air pollutants.”
Golden Pothos: “This fast-growing vine will create a cascade of green from a hanging basket. Consider it for your garage since car exhaust is filled with formaldehyde.”
Dracaena: “This plant is best for removing xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde, which can be introduced to indoor air through lacquers, varnishes and gasoline.”
Weeping Fig: “A ficus in your living room can help filter out pollutants that typically accompany carpeting and furniture such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. ”
English Ivy: “A study found that the plant reduces airborne fecal-matter particles.” Its the most effective plant when it comes to absorbing formaldehyde. It’s also incredibly easy to grow and adaptable.
Chinese evergreen: “This easy-to-care-for plant can help filter out a variety of air pollutants and begins to remove more toxins as time and exposure continues. Even with low light, it will produce blooms and red berries.”
Bamboo Palm: “this small palm thrives in shady indoor spaces and often produces flowers and small berries. It tops the list of plants best for filtering out both benzene and trichloroethylene. They’re also a good choice for placing around furniture that could be off-gassing formaldehyde.”
Heart leaf philodendron: “It’s a workhorse for removing all kinds of VOCs. Philodendrons are particularly good at battling formaldehyde from sources like particleboard.”
Peace Lily: “It topped NASA’s list for removing all three of most common VOCs — formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. It can also combat toluene and xylene.”
I got most of this information straight from this article here. Do you have plants in your house? Which ones? Tell me!