Household Plants to Improve Air Quality

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Now a days people spend lot of time indoors which gives them exposure to lot of toxic substances present inside the household including lot of carbon di-oxide (which is being household air purifierproduced because a lot of people are sitting inside a closed chamber).What can you do in such a case ?For handicapped persons or old age people who rarely go out,being confined in a closed area is not good for their health.We have the perfect solution for these kind of problems.There are a lot of interesting plants which you can use indoors to cut out the toxic substances from your  environment and homes.You don’t need an air purifier after this.Your natural household air purifier, is better than anything else.household air purifier

What exactly happens when you have plants indoors?

We have grown studying that plants require moisture,food and sunlight in order to develop itself into a full grown tree.But when we have plants indoors,there is no sunlight or air currents,then how will the plant survive ?The list of plants provided below are those plants which require less or no sunlight and have no or very low water requirement.

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What will the plant do even if it survives ?

The main advantage of having plants indoors is that plants and saplings spread positivity and good air quality to let people think better and clear.


So here are some plants that can be used as household air purifier :

1Garden Mum as Household Air Purifier

In a NASA research, this plant was an air-purifying champion, removing ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene from indoor atmosphere. Popular and inexpensive at garden stores, garden mum can be planted outside after they’re finished blooming.

Pollutants Removed : Ammonia, Benzene, Formaldehyde, and Xylene .

2Spider Plant

Spider plants are among the easiest houseplants to grow.Spider plants will send out shoots with flowers that eventually grow into baby spider plants or spiderettes.

Pollutants Removed : Formaldehyde and Xylene

3Dracaena as Household Air Purifier

There are more than 40 different kinds of Dracaena plants, making it easy to find one that’s perfect for your home or office. They’re common foliage plants with long, wide leaves that are often variegated with lines of white, cream, or red. However Pet owners might want to select a different plant, as these plants are toxic to cats and dogs.

Pollutants removed: Benzene, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, and Xylene 

4Ficus/Weeping Fig

Though the ficus is a tree in its native home of southeast Asia, when it grows indoors, it becomes a hardy plant and ends up growing 2-10 feet tall. Grow this low-maintenance houseplant in bright, indirect light and allow the soil to dry out between waterings. This plant has some serious air-cleaning abilities and skills.

Pollutants Removed: Benzene, Formaldehyde, and Tri-chloro-ethylene .

5Peace Lily as Household Air Purifier

Peace lily plants are relatively small compared to the other plants on this list, but they still have very good air-cleaning abilities. Easy to grow, these plants will flower for much of the summer. Put peace lilies in a shady spot and keep the soil moist without over-watering.

Pollutants Removed: Ammonia, Benzene, Formaldehyde, and Tri-chloro-ethylene 

6Boston Fern

These plants prefer to clean air, from a cool location with high humidity and indirect light. They’re relatively easy to grow, and they do need to stay moist all the time.

Pollutants removed: Formaldehyde and Xylene 

7Snake Plant/Mother-in-Law’s Tongue as Household Air Purifier

This is one of the hardest houseplants to kill. Although it does need to be watered occasionally, it generally prefers drier conditions and very little sun.

Pollutants Removed : Benzene, Formaldehyde, Tri-chloro-ethylene and Xylene .
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