Plants absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen; we all know this from elementary school. But some plants can do much more, for example, to purify the air in your home and remove toxic substances.
1. Aloe Vera.
It is sometimes called the “oxygen bomb” due to its ability to increase the level of oxygen in your home. It can also absorb more carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde than most other plants. Being a tropical plant, it needs light and well-drained soil.
It is known as a succulent, so it does not need frequently watering. (Keep it out of reach, if you have a curious dog).
2. The Spathiphyllum.
This plant not only looks beautiful but also perfectly cleanses the air of formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene and ammonia. It actually tops the list of the best purifying plants NASA. A bit of shade and a weekly watering is all that is necessary for survival, so it is easy to take care of. (Just keep it out of reach of your furry friends place).
3. Chlorophytum crested.
It really is a common indoor plant, it can grow in indirect sunlight. It also can effectively filter toxins from an area of 200 square meters. It absorbs gasoline vapors, formaldehyde, styrene, and carbon monoxide.
4. Estragon (tarragon).
Due to its ability to grow with little light and its stability and ease of growing, this makes it a good choice for those who seek clean air.
5. Ivy ordinary.
Not to be confused with poison ivy, English ivy can remove 60% of the toxins and 58% of the particles of feces within 6 hours. The plant requires 4 or more hours of direct sunlight a day, so it’s best to keep it near the window. (it can be toxic if ingested by cats and dogs.)
In addition to the removal of benzene was discovered that they remove up to 90% of formaldehyde within 24 hours. More than just a pretty face, place them near a window with direct sunlight to encourage the buds to open up and to get the full effect of air purification.
7. Epipremnum Golden.
This indestructible plant is the best choice for air purification because it significantly reduces the level of benzene and trichloroethylene. Give it bright indirect light and watch as it grows and helps you to breathe! (it should be avoided if you have Pets; if ingested, it can cause swelling in the mouth).
NASA says that the bedroom should be at least one such plant, and over a large area to 15. They not only beautify your interior but will also improve the quality of life in the room.