Plants That Clean the Air

Many people think that air pollution only consists of smog or car emissions. While these do constitute as outdoor air pollution, there is a much more dangerous kind of air pollution known as indoor air pollution.

Indoor air pollution is more hazardous than outdoor air pollution. It is a more concentrated type of pollution that is caused by inadequate ventilation, toxic products, humidity, and high temperatures. Thankfully, numerous plants clean the air.

I recently invested in an indoor oxygen bomb. Its called The snake plant, commonly referred to as mother-in-law’s tongue, is a resilient succulent that can grow anywhere between 6 inches to several feet

1. THe SNake Plant

In addition to providing a bit of ambiance, snake plants have a number of health benefits.

Snake plant benefits

Filter indoor air, even at night

Similar to other household succulents, snake plants help to filter indoor air. What’s unique about this particular plant is that it’s one of the few plants that can convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen at night. 

This quality makes it an ideal plant for bedroom decor as it can help regulate healthy airflow. 

Now with this pandemic we face “covid_19” Isn’t this an awesome buddy to have in our home?

Remove toxic pollutants

Snake plants are also known for their ability to help remove toxic air pollutants. Though in small contributions, snake plants can absorb cancer-causing pollutants, including CO2, benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. 

With the ability to absorb and remove harmful toxins, snake plants can act as an effective defense against airborne allergies.

We can totally live with these babies

I have also added a few more of my top Air purifying plants

Plants really are magical creations. 

They make the air clean, provide us with oxygen and can even improve our moods! 

So it makes total sense to have a few plans inside your house, especially if they clean the air at the same time!

My top 5 indoor air cleaning plants that you’ll love! The Snake Plant Being #1!!!!!

5. Lady Palm (Rhapis Excelsa)

This palm has a beautiful look to it, and comes across as a simple and clean plant! Make sure to take good care of it as palms do sometimes become home to many insects!

4. Spider Plant

This plant works perfect in absorbing carbon monoxide. Place this plant near your kitchen where it gets natural light and minimal watering daily.
According to NASA, this plant is one of the top 3 plants in the world for keeping the air in your house clean!

3. Peace Lily

Peace Lilly gives wonderful white flowers along with that it eliminates benzene, alcohols, acetone and trichloroethylene from the air. As it is highly toxic make sure to keep it away from the kids and pets in your home.

2. Golden Pothos

I love the way these plants grow! 
They don’t require much to live, and the only maintenance needed is trimming them to make sure they don’t grow too long!
Growing this plant in your home is an excellent way to get rid of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide in your homes.

We spend most of time in our homes and it is quite important to have clean and fresh air around you to be healthy and to reduce all types of allergies and pollutions. According to a study, the most common indoor pollutants that affect health are formaldehyde, airborne biological compounds, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxides, pesticides and disinfectants.

Many people don’t realize that the air in your house doesn’t circulate and filter especially in winter months. And it doesn’t matter whether you are staying in small apartment or a large home, it is quite important to clean the air around you.

Plants are a great way to remove carbon dioxide and can do great job in improving oxygen in your homes. Additionally they look great and add beauty to your homes.

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