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Plants to Help Purify Your Home

They are not just for decorative and aesthetic purposes. Plants, whether indoor or outdoor, greatly provide us with a variety of health benefits. Some are edible, thus providing your body nutrients and enzymes, while some just simply needed to be planted and placed somewhere, performing magic in silence. Plants provide well-being and reduce stress, so placing them not just outside, but also inside your home, can be life changing.

Here are some plants you should consider...

Peace Lily

Peace lilies look simply elegant and stunning on their own. Even the name of the plant is enough to provide someone a sense of calm. Just like its name, it will surely provide you a sense of peace and calm once you learn that this plant is able to remove pollutants from your home such as ammonia, formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene.

Peace lilies are relatively small compared to most plants on this list, but this small and elegant plant is a powerhouse when it comes to air cleaning ability.

This plant is also easy to grow and able to bloom with flowering fragrant blooms all throughout the summer season. However, a tiny bit of caution may be in order as peace lilies contribute a slight tinge of floral fragrance in the air. This plant has emits pollen, so if you’re allergic to the fragrance or the pollen, you should not plant a dozen peace lilies inside your apartment.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a plant that is widely known for its beautifying properties. This plant is also edible, providing serious health claims. Aloe vera is very easy to care for as well. Simply drain the water from the soil and do not leave it soaking in water as this may kill the plant. That’s basically it.

The leaves of the aloe vera plant contain a jelly-like liquid that is loaded with enzymes and vitamins. This plant has been known since the ancient times for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ability, which can be a good first aid treatment for wounds.

In terms of air purification, aloe vera has the ability to remove formaldehyde from your home’s air.

Bamboo Palm

This plant is well known if you’re after the imagery of zen and tranquility. With the bamboo palm’s ability to grow 12 feet in height, this plant has become a superstar when it comes to filtering formaldehyde from the air.

The bamboo palm is safe to keep indoors even if you have pets around your home, making it one of the most popular pet-friendly plants. The bamboo palm, though low maintenance, thrives well in sun or full light, unlike the peace lily which prefers a shadier spot.

This wonder plant has the ability to filter benzene and trichloroethylene from the air.

Snake Plant

Also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue, snake plants are not only easy to maintain, but also one of the hardest to kill. This plant thrives in drier conditions and some sun, requiring very little watering.

The snake plant are well known to filter pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, and xylene.

Boston Ferns

Boston ferns are beautiful plants with a natural graceful arching habit that looks really beautiful when planted in a hanging basket. Well known for its ease of care, this plant has been known to grace indoor homes as early as the Victorian times.

According to studies made by NASA and various universities, boston ferns are one of the best plants of choice when it comes to purifying your home’s air. The primary pollutant this discreet plant is able to purify is formaldehyde.

Boston ferns are also low maintenance, requiring minimal sunlight and watering.

Your office or home may look pristine, but what you may fail to know is that the air in the place may be heavily contaminated with pollutants. Maybe this is why people are getting sick for some unknown reason. Having plants inside your apartment can improve the quality of your home’s air and, therefore, the health of your family.

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