Plants have many properties, including that of cleaning the air.
Simple houseplants can be a formidable weapon in combating the ever-increasing level of air pollution, and NASA scientists have even shown that plants are surprisingly useful in absorbing potentially harmful gases and cleaning up the air. in homes, public places or offices. Pollutants in the air can cause many health problems, such as allergies, headaches, and increased fatigue. In the long term, air pollution can even cause nervous system disorders and cancer. Many indoor plants have been officially identified as capable of suppressing many dangerous gases.
Many indoor plants have been officially identified as capable of suppressing many dangerous gases. In this article, we are going to show you 8 of them. You choose the ones you like the most.
1. THE ARECA PALM TO CLEAN UP YOUR INTERIOR
In addition to being very beautiful, this large plant is a very effective depolluent, especially against toluene and xylene. This palm also has the distinction of emitting a lot of water vapor, which can be very useful in areas where the air is dry. It will adapt easily in most interiors but requires moist soil.
2. THE BAMBOO PALM, EXOTIC AND GOOD FOR YOUR HOME
In the series of palm trees, it is impossible to miss this one. Capable of absorbing benzene and other solvents, it will also bring moisture to your interior. Particularly pretty, this palm tree will bring the tropical touch that will make all the difference in your home. Regarding maintenance, indirect light and moderate temperature will do the trick. Be careful not to water it too much.
3. THE RUBBER PLANT, OR FICUS ELASTICA
Very popular since Victorian times, this plant grows easily indoors and can occasionally withstand very low temperatures. Do not expose it to direct light, especially in summer, and watch out for small insects that will tend to take up residence there. It is very effective against formaldehyde in the air.
4. THE DRAGON TREE, A CLASSIC WITH SANITIZING PROPERTIES
A classic of homes, offices or other shopping centers, the dragon tree, or dracaena, is easy to grow, can grow very large and live for several decades if properly maintained. It is also known for its ability to absorb trichloroethylene, a dangerous pollutant. Take care to sprinkle it regularly with hot water and to cut the dead leaves. Attention: the dragon tree appreciates humid atmospheres, and can, therefore, be attacked by small animals.
5. THE PHOENIX ROEBELENII
Palm trees are particularly effective against air pollution. This will get rid of xylene in particular easily. This palm is to be kept away from drafts but will be used in most interiors. If you give it enough space, it can reach 2 meters. However, be careful if you have children: there are sharp thorns at the base of the stems.
6. THE MOONFLOWER, OR SPATHIPHYLLUM
Very effective against many toxic gases, this plant also sweats a lot, which is perfect for purifying and humidifying the air. Its shiny green leaves grow on stiff stems that produce pretty characteristic white flowers, making it one of the only tropical plants that bloom indoors. Be careful, this is a fairly demanding plant: it will need indirect light, lots of humidity and regular watering.
7. ALOE VERA WHICH HAS SO MANY VIRTUES
In addition to being very easy to maintain, aloe vera has many virtues. Its leaves contain a clear liquid that is full of vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and other components that are effective in healing wounds, destroying bacteria and fighting inflammation. On top of all that, aloe is useful against formaldehyde in the air. What more?
8. THE POTHOS, DECORATIVE BUT NOT ONLY!
If you are looking for a depolluting plant that is both decorative and resistant, this is particularly difficult to kill. It can survive even relatively neglected and will tolerate too much watering. Perfect for beginners, it will purify your interior.