Plants are important not only for their decorating properties but for their ability to cleanse the air, provide a healthy environment and bring about a feeling or relaxation. When kept at home, they filter the air and remove all the harmful substances and mold from it.
NASA recommends that every house should have at least 1 or 2 of these plants in the bedroom and 15-18 plants on an area of 500 square meters.
Aloe Vera plant is a potent oxygen bomb for your home and it is equal to 9 biological air purifiers. When Aloe Vera plant releases oxygen, it absorbs carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and formaldehyde. Along the air purifying properties, Aloe Vera plant provides many health benefits.
In the case of formaldehyde, you can keep a weeping fig, a potent plant that eliminates this substance from the air. This plant is very easy to keep, it does not need a lot of light. Make sure, your children or pets avoid any contact with it because its leaves are poisonous.
Also, the following plants will effectively purify the air in your home:
- Spider plant – This plant does not need a lot of light, but filters the air in a 200 m3 area. It collects all the toxins from the air including formaldehyde, gasoline, carbon monoxide and styrene.
- Lilies – They can effectively remove all the toxic chemicals from the air such as trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.
- Estragon – this is a very useful plant for your household because it is very easy to keep and provides many benefits. It needs minimum light, necessary for the process of photosynthesis while it produces great amount of oxygen.
- Ivy– although known as a poisonous plant, it can eliminate 60% of the toxins and particles of feces just in 6 hours.