Numerous people like to keep plants at home. They like to grow them because they beautify every area, but did you know that plants can actually clean the air we breathe of the harmful molds and toxins? We know how harmful it can be to breathe in those toxins. We endanger our health by inhaling them.
According to a study which was done by NASA where they researched domestic plants, there are some plants that are really “powerful” and they kind of filter the air that surrounds us. They also have the ability to eliminate some compounds which are organic but tend to evaporate better than other compounds.
These marvelous plants also remove all kinds of paint, building materials and dust from the air.
Here, we’re going to tell you about 6 domestic plants that we all need to have at home!
Aloe is excellent because it possesses the ability to increase the levels of oxygen at your home. It also has the ability to absorb carbon dioxide formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. Researchers have discovered that only one Aloe plan at home can achieve the purifying action of 9 biological air purifiers.
Ficus (Ficus Elastica)
Ficus doesn’t need plenty of light, so it’s very easy to grow. It can help you purify the air of formaldehyde. But, you must be cautious if you live with small children or pets because the leaves of ficus are poisonous.
Ivy (Hedera Helix)
Everyone should grow this plant. This is a rare plant that can even eliminate 60% of all air toxins and even 58% of the feces particles. It can do that in only 6 hours after it was placed in that home!
Spider plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
This interesting plant can create photosynthesis even if it is under some small amount of light. It can help you eliminate all the toxins, like for example: carbon monoxide, styrene, gasoline and formaldehyde. One spider plant has the ability to purify the air in even 200 square meters of area!
Snake plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata “Laurentii”)
It’s excellent to have this plant at home because it’s impossible to destroy it. This plant takes only little light to create photosynthesis and it is very resistant. It has the ability to produce oxygen at nighttime, so it would be the best to keep it in your bedroom.
Peace lilies (“Mauna Loa” Spathiphyllum)
This is one of the most amazing plants because it helps you eliminate all airborne harmful toxins and chemicals. It filters formaldehyde, but also trichloroethylene.
According to NASA recommends, you should keep from 15 to 19 of these plants in an area of 500 square meters. For an area of about 80 square meters, 3 or 4 plants will be sufficient. Make sure you also keep at least one plant in your bedroom area.
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