10 Plants For your Home Garden That Will Keep the Air Fresh N Clean
Purifying indoor plants reduces CO2 levels and increases relative humidity. In other words, they help relieve stale air and act as natural humidifiers, which can prevent or reduce irritation to your eyes, nose, throat, and even lungs. Apart from improving air quality, leaves just make people feel better. The tree of pure air does a lot more than you think.
NASA tested this theory in a historical study in 1989 when they investigated how popular houseplants contained toxic chemicals:
● Formaldehyde, which can irritate the nose, mouth and throat.
● Benzene, which can cause eye irritation, drowsiness, dizziness, increased heart rate, headache and confusion.
● Trichloroethylene, which can cause dizziness, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
In today’s blog post we will discuss Top Air Purifying Plants that will keep the air around you fresh and clean
PS Note in your head these top 10 Name of air purifier plants and make sure you bring one of these home.
1. Bamboo Palms
Bamboo palms top the list of both Purifying outdoor plants and indoors too because they help you get rid of major indoor air pollutants such as acetone, xylene and toluene. These pollutants originate from household items such as paints, nail polish, petroleum and diesel products, detergents, cleansers and wooden furniture. These pollutants can have harmful effects on pregnant women and children. Bamboo palms absorb harmful gases and replace them with fresh oxygen. These are one of the best!
2. Chinese Evergreen Aglaonema
The plant comes in a variety of colours and is an effective cleanser of formaldehyde and benzene. Chinese evergreens enjoy moderate to low light and moist conditions, so it will thrive in your bathroom; mist leaves occasionally to prevent browning.
3. Devils Ivy or Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Also known as Pothos or Golden Pothos, Devil's Ivy is an easy to grow indoor houseplant that will fight common toxins such as xylene, benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. It adds instant colour to any room and grows well in water, pots and hanging baskets.
4. Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law Tongue
With this plant in your bedroom, you are in for a great night's sleep. Also known as the mother-in-law's tongue, this yellow-tipped succulent releases oxygen at night, helping you breathe better at bedtime. It is one of the best plants for filtering the air of formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, toluene and trichlor cline. Be careful not to drown in excess water, as the roots are prone to rot in moist soil.
5. Peace Lily
Known for their ability to fight harmful gases like carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, Peace Lilies are elegant indoor plants, and one of the favorites of indoor plant enthusiasts. They purify the air by breaking and neutralizing complex chemicals and gases in the air.
6. Aloe Vera
Do you know what is so awesome about this plant? It carries oxygen simultaneously to carbon dioxide at night - which we naturally produce while breathing. All this leads to air quality and better night sleep. Also, aloe vera has amazing skin benefits which help you glow your skin instantly.
Extracts Ammonia, Benzene, Formaldehyde and Xylene. Especially good for removing benzene, this plant is a colorful addition to the home and is popular in autumn when many other flowering plants are crossing their staple. Mums love sunlight, so keep it in a sunny window and enjoy its clean air!
8. Dracaena Reflexa (Red-edged Dracaena)
Often called red-aided dracaena or pleomele, the dracaena reflex is an upright evergreen shrub that produces narrow green, yellow or cream-coloured leaves. This low-maintenance plant is extremely popular in the US not only because it looks beautiful, but also because it takes very little work to take care of it. All you need to do to keep this plant alive is keep it in an area with indirect sunlight and keep the soil slightly moist. According to the NASA Clean Air Study, the Dracaena reflex is one of the most efficient plants for removing formaldehyde from the air in your home, along with other VOCs including benzene, trichloroethylene, and xylene.
The heart-shaped Philodendron is a luscious addition to indoor spaces. It is relatively easy for Philo to care that they only need moderate water and bright, indirect sunlight. Philodendron plant is best known to remove formaldehyde from the air.
10. Weeping Fig
A popular houseplant since Victorian times, weeping figs can help combat levels of formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. They are very fussy plants that don't like change. Keep your weeping fig away from drafts in bright, indirect light, and it will be a reliable purifier for many years to come.
So, these were the top 10 plants that improve the air quality of your home. Either shop online or buy it from a nursery nearby, make sure you include one of these trees that purify the air in your home garden and give your family and friends too.