You know that cool breeze you feel outside surrounded by greenery, where the wind feels invigorating, and the air fresh as ever? Unfortunately we miss that and a lot more since we as humans have to live indoors! However, one way to feel the green at home is to bring it inside.
Plants are a great way to refresh your home, not only as tasteful décor and a pleasure to the eye, but also to clean the air, absorb heat and release oxygen, making it cooler and more pleasant. Although all plants more or less are air coolants, there are a few in particular which are amazingly good at their job and easy to keep inside your house. Aloe Vera – This plant, along with numerous other properties, cleans the air in a jiffy. It also emits tons of oxygen which naturally makes the air cool and breezy.
Snake Plant – This is an ideal in-door plant usually placed in the corners of a room to keep the air cool during the night as, unlike most plants, it releases oxygen even at night, resulting in better sleep for the human ‘roommates’. This plant also filters some common household toxins like formaldehyde and trichloroethylene, giving us perfectly breathable air.
Rubber Plant – Even the tiniest rubber plant sitting on a desk can significantly increase the levels of oxygen.
Ficus – More than just beautiful decorations, these plants help condition and clean your atmosphere for a fresh breath of air.
Spider Plant – Easy maintenance, easy availability and air purification are just some of the benefits that a spider plant offers for the little care that you show it. What else can one look for in a plant?
Areca Palm Tree: Although this is larger than other regular house plants, with a little room this plant can thrive. It also happens to be one of the best air cleaners and humidifiers in plant form out there. You might just forget about that air conditioner of yours.
Money Plant: Also known as Devil’s Ivy, this common and low maintenance climber excels in removing formaldehyde from the air while supplying it with extra oxygen. Also, it is a very hardy plant and does not die easily.
Many homes are more toxic then they look. These toxins are hiding away in plain sight in the form of furnishings, adhesives, paints, cleaning supplies and even printer inks. Even one single indoor plant can make a difference in your home’s air quality by a large margin.
However there are certain things to look out for. If you decide to keep indoor plants make sure to check them thoroughly for suitability. Also, if there are infants or pets inside the house, check for allergies. The indoor environment must be well lighted and should have proper humidity for the plant to grow, and if you are unsure, seek help from the pros at a nearby nursery. Lastly, planters do matter. Plant in well ventilated planters made of ceramic or terra cotta instead of plastics which will derive the soil of air.