Is the air in your home as clean as you think? The answer is, probably not, especially if you live in a city or near a busy road. Luckily, there are plenty of plants that you can use to purify the air in your home. Here’s 10 plants you can buy right now and improve your air quality with.
1. Garden Mum
These plants were used by NASA in studies, and were found to remove benzene, formaldehyde, and ammonia from the air, amongst other pollutants. They’re easy to find in garden stores, and inexpensive to boot. Once they’ve finished flowering, you can plant them outdoors.
These green leafy plants are beautiful to look at and come in 40 different varieties, meaning it’s going to be really easy to find one for your home. If you have pets though look for a different plant, as these can be toxic to them.
3. Spider Plants
Spider plants are very easy to care for, meaning that if you’re less than great with plants, you shouldn’t have a problem with them. They’re also very popular, so you can pick one up cheaply for your home.
4. Peace Lily
Peace lilies are a beautiful plant that will make any room look pretty and pulled together. They’re also great at removing pollutants from the air, so they’re perfect for your home.
5. Boston Fern
If you have a cool spot in your home with high humidity, then the Boston Fern is for you. They do need to be kept moist though, so check them every day to see if they need watering, and soak them once a month.
The Ficus is a hardy plant that grows best indoors, so it’s great if you’re looking for a plant that will do well in your home. You can even take it outdoors during the warmer months, and brought back in when needed.
7. Snake Plant
This plant is one of the hardest around to kill. If you’re the type to forget your plants, this is the one for you. It prefers dry conditions, and a little sun.
8. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a fantastic plant to have in your home as it removes formaldehyde from the air. It also has a lot of health benefits, thanks to the clear liquid found in the leaves.
9. Bamboo Plants
The bamboo plant is a perfect air filtering plant, thanks to its height. When it grows tall, it can filter more air, making it perfect for purifying the air in your home.
10. Barberton Daisy
This plant is perfect for laundry rooms and bedrooms, as it tackles trichloroethylene, a chemical found in dry cleaning. Its colorful flowers make it an attractive addition to the room, too.
These ten plants are all great at filtering and purifying the air in your home. Buy a few and dot them around the house. Soon, you’ll see that the air is much cleaner and safer to breathe.