Is Smog Taking your Breath Away? #breathfree with These Air Purifying Plants
Watch your breath! Smog is affecting your lungs and heart!
The onset of winter accompanied by the poor air quality in the environment has spelled trouble for many. You see many people walking on the road wearing masks to protect themselves from the deadly pollution that has been creating havoc and making it difficult for everyone to breathe. The haze and rising pollution make for a deadly combination for people with respiratory disorders or an underlying heart condition. The air quality has deteriorated sharply during the past few days.
Of course, masks do help but it doesn’t provide you with clean and pure air. We can’t completely vanish deadly pollutants around you but we can give you a helping hand to overcome this big problem.
Plants to the Rescue...
Plants don’t just look good instead, they make us feel good with their beauty and so many health benefits. So, to make you feel good and to rescue you from the harmful and toxic gases around you we have bought you some best air purifying plants, to know more continue reading (hope your screens are smog-free).
One of the topmost air-purifying plants known, this plant removes at least 107 known air pollutants, including formaldehyde, chloroform, benzene, xylene, carbon monoxide, nitrogen monoxide, and trichloroethylene among many others. It also provides ample amounts of oxygen throughout the night, making it a great plant to keep in the bedroom.
It is a powerful air-purifying plant that will clean the air in your house very effectively, due to its particular affinity for volatile organic compounds most commonly in the form of off-gassing from synthetic paint or carpets.
The peace lily is best known for its capability to fight against toxic gases such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. Peace lilies are relatively easy to care for and even show signs of limp or weakness when they need to be watered. They can be mildly harmful to humans and pets, so it's necessary to wash your hands after touching the plant.
Also known as the Areca Palm or the Butterfly Palm, the Bamboo Palm is an excellent indoor, air-purifying plant, with a particular fondness for formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide. Another benefit apart from purifying toxic, it is also a natural humidifier, producing a liter of water every 24 hours. All these features make it a perfect plant for dry climates or those with breathing issues.
Chrysanthemum also known as disbuds makes a great floral arrangement, but known as the best air purifiers around. They are among the most difficult air purifiers to grow, but the payoff blooms beautifully colored. They enjoy good airflow, drinking water with bright indirect sunlight, and only hot water, ensuring that they are allowed to dry completely between drinks.
Chinese evergreen does not require much care and is ideal to be kept on a work desk or living room’s side table. The plant thrives in medium and low sunlight and lives for up to 10 years. The plant filters benzene and formaldehyde.
Like all plants, the areca palm is biologically engineered to take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. However, what sets areca palm apart is its ability to purify the environment by removing hazardous chemicals such as formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
Apart from one of the best medicinal plants, Aloe Vera is known as the best air purifying plants of all time. While on hand to soothe any kitchen burn, this succulent will purify the air of formaldehyde and benzene, which are found in varnishes, floor finishes, and detergents.
Popular during the Victorian era, parlor palms are still popular today thanks to their ability to adapt to the low light conditions found in most homes. They can also remove benzene and trichlorethylene from your home or workplace, according to a NASA study on air-cleaning plants.
Rubber plants are the evergreen trees of India. Their roots grow upward and often become tangled around the stem of the plant, creating interesting shapes. These plants prefer bright, filtered light and sometimes a little attention.
Featured by NASA, one of the best air purifying plants, the plant is renowned for its ability to remove chemicals and other pollutants from the air, especially benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
In addition to NASA research, other studies have shown that spider plants can remove particles such as dust and ash at a higher rate than other surfaces in a home.Placed near a fireplace, for example, spider plants can potentially attract ash particles that would otherwise end up elsewhere in the room.
Another air purifying plant on the list is Pothos. They prefer low-light and handle a wide range of conditions and still perform well. Ideally, it should have low to medium light and should dry out between waterings.
A popular houseplant since Victorian times, weeping figs can help combat formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene levels. They are quite fussy plants that do not like change. Keep your weeping fig in bright, indirect light away from drafts, and it will be a dependable purifier for many years to come.
It is one of the few plants that can help reduce ammonia levels found in a range of cleaning products. They are expensive to grow fully grown, so you might want to shop around for a smaller one or start from seed.
Lastly, Stay Hydrated
Keep the body hydrated and drink as much water as you can. Also, make sure you are consuming enough juice. So, these were some top most air-purifying plants which will make it easy for you to breathe clean. Either gift your loved ones or order for yourself, some air-purifying plants from one and only FlowerAura.