We all know that plants in our home release oxygen. But few of us know that they are able to clean the air from mold and toxins which is great for health. NASA conveyed a study on domestic plants, and concluded that some plants are better than others in cleaning the air and removing the toxins from the room.
These plants also clean the air from dust, paint, building materials etc.
Below you can read about 6 plants you should keep at home.
Aloe – This plant is great for increasing oxygen level in the home because it absorbs the carbon dioxide, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. Nine air purifiers can be replaced with one Aloe Vera plant.
Ficus (FicusElastica) – This plant doesn’t need a lot of light and you can maintain it easily. It is quite effective in purifying the air of formaldehyde. But avoid it if you have pets or small children because its leaves may be poisonous.
Ivy (Hedera Helix) – this is a must-have herb. If you buy this plant, within six hours it will remove 58% feces particles and 60% of the toxins in the air.
Spider plant (ChlorophytumComosum) – This plant is amazing as it is able to perform photosynthesis under minimal light. It is great in absorbing toxins from the air as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, gasoline and styrene. One plant is enough to clean the air in 200 square meters space.
Snake planet (SansevieriaTrifasciata “Laurentii”) – This plant is endurable and should be kept at home. It can perform photosynthesis under minimal light. It is great to be kept in the bedroom as it produces oxygen during the night.
Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa”) – It removes toxins from the air and it also removes formaldehyde from the air as well as trichloroethylene.
NASA recommends 15 and 18 of these plants in an area of 500 square meters. In 80 square meters you will need 3 to 4 plants. Put one in the bedroom because you sleep there.