Most homes are decorated with several houseplants because they add unmistakable beauty, but many people don’t know that some varieties also have the ability to absorb harmful pollutants and purify the air of indoor environments through a process known as photosynthesis. With everyone using chemical-filled household cleaners, electrical devices and paints, it is essential to know which houseplants have the ability to clean and purify the air of your home.
Bamboo palm is one of the most elegant houseplants, but it also gets rid of many chemicals from the air. It is strong enough to be placed in dark spots such as under the stairs and corners. Furthermore, it has the power to eliminate benzene, chloroform, carbon monoxide and much more, making it an excellent choice for bedrooms, living rooms and laundry rooms.
Similar to the bamboo palm, the areca does wonders when it comes to eliminating household chemicals from the air. This household plant has stunning, arch-like leaves that are both beautiful and extremely graceful. Not only does the areca palm humidify the air, but it also helps to get rid of carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and benzene which is found in many paints. The only downfall is that it requires sunlight to prosper so it will need to be placed by a window.
Chrysanthemums may only last for six to seven weeks before they are done blooming, but during that period of time it is absolutely gorgeous and does an amazing job at purifying the air in your home. Be sure to check the soil for moisture on a regular basis and it will return the favor by eliminating hazards such as ammonia, benzene and formaldehyde from your home.
Aloe vera is most known as a sunburn healing method, but it is just as powerful at purifying and cleansing the air of your home. This houseplant adores the sunshine so it will work best on a windowsill as it gets ride of two particular chemicals: formaldehyde and benzene, two that you definitely that you don’t want lingering in your home. Not to mention that its captivating green color will make a great addition to your already existing decor.
Azaleas are a good choice for more modest temperatures, such as the wonderful season of autumn. Since they are a plant that grows in the fall, the do best when placed in cooler rooms, such as bathrooms and basements. Azaleas boast a pretty pink color but don’t underestimate their dainty structure, they combat formaldehyde better than any other houseplant. Formaldehyde has been proven to be a carcinogen, which is a cancer-causing substance.
You do not need to purchase an expensive air purifier to breathe safely in your homes because these plants cleanse your home of the toxic chemicals that you should be avoiding. Do you have any of these plants in your home?