For ages, houseplants have been used to decorate the house both inside and around it. Lately, however, there are plants which not only lend a modern look to your house but also purify the air indoors allowing you to have a fresh home. According to research studies, some plants can eliminate up to 89% of VOCs such as formaldehyde. They absorb harmful toxins in enclosed spaces are therapeutic by reducing stress and enhancing your mood. For fresher and cleaner air in your home, here are some of the best air-purifying house plants to invest in.
Known scientifically as Chrysanthemum morifolium, these flowers are the best air purifiers as not only do they get rid of common VOCs but also, they eliminate ammonia. They are however only useful for air purification when they are in bloom which is only for a period of six weeks. They are also toxic to dogs and cats and hence should be avoided if you have these pets at home.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
These plants grow quickly and are lend an aesthetic quality to your home especially when hanging in beautiful baskets. They are nontoxic and produce white blooms. They are great in removing toxins such as formaldehyde and xylene from your indoor air.
Scientifically referred to as Epipremnum aureum, these plants are very effective in removing toxins such as xylene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, toluene, and benzene. Besides their usefulness in air purification, they are statuesque and grow to lengths of up to 8 feet transforming your living space into a gorgeous modern setting.
These plants are beautiful with long wide leaves which spot white or red lines. They eliminate toxins such as benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde and xylene from the air inside your home making it more suitable for you. They are however toxic to cats and dogs.
With its fleshy leaves and great shape, the plant when thriving decorates your living space by adding color and beauty. The plant is regarded as one of the most useful plants for health purposes as its fluid contains amino acids, vitamins, and enzymes that aid in reducing inflammation, healing wounds and killing bacteria. It purifies the air by removing formaldehyde hence it should feature on your list of air-purifying plants.
The Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) is ranked among the top three plants used to purify indoor air. Beautifully white, it adds to the décor of a modern living space and effectively eliminates ammonia, benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene and other house toxins. It is, however, toxic to children, cats, and dogs and therefore should be kept out of reach.