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 plant (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.
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Georgdedebleu. We are in America and not in Russia furthermore that's a cruel name for a stupid plant. All people that are married have parents who become in laws when their children are married . Consider changing the name of this plant in Russia.
Important to know: If you want to get the whole air purifying benefit of these plants, you have to ventilate their root system. Most of them are from the deserts and have themselves specialized in turning pollutants like Formaldehyde, Benzene or Toluene into useful nutrients without any residue. By bringing these pollutants directly to the root system (using the soil as a filter), they can absorb them much, much better.
can you provide the source information where you get your data? from what I know NASA did not really prove the plants do what you claim they do, after all same effects were achieved with pots and dirt and no plants
I live in an area with some open sewers and in the morning I can usually can smell the gas inside my house.
There are many plants like snake plant which improve indoor air quality but I was wondering if there are any that are particularly useful for absorbing sewer gas (hydrogen sulfide)
I had loads of plants indoors because it kept raining nonstop not long ago, after a few days especially in the night, we all had stuffy nose, found it hard to breathe and the air was heavy like when there's too many people on the bus. I suspected the plants but doubted it, but as soon as the plants were all back outside except for the aloe vera, it was instantly back to normal. That's the first time it hit me, the relationship/competition between humans and plants in confined spaces. But hey, I might be wrong.