Wishing to make their homes more cozy and beautiful, as a rule, owners buy various decorative elements and furniture, but few people think about how it can affect the quality of the air. The fact is that these very "updates" can emit a variety of substances. Electrical appliances, linoleum, laminate, etc. sometimes contain traces of formaldehyde, which in turn comes into contact with the air in the room. But what can you do to fix it? Indoor plants can improve the air quality in any home.
Some of them can make the air cleaner by absorbing traces of smoke, dust and other particles, as well as heavy compounds that are hazardous to human health.
15 room plants that purify the air
There are several types of indoor plants in the following pages which are very good at cleaning the air and are very decorative but very easy to care for.
The "lungs" of any apartment can be the chlorophytum (Chlorophytum). The thing is that it can absorb most of the toxic substances from the air and also carbon monoxide. It is the leader among all indoor plants in the production of oxygen and the ability to clean the air from formaldehyde.
Most flower growers believe that such a plant is very simple looking. But if you hang it up by choosing an unusual support or decorating the pot with a nice cachet, it will immediately transform.
The plants that clean the air best in your apartment
The Benjaminus is also one of the first room plants that can purify your room air. This plant is able to remove dust from the air as well as various harmful compounds released by objects made of plastic and some furniture.
This ficus is also interesting because during its growth, its stems can be twisted if necessary, giving them various unusual shapes.
The spathiphyllum plant has beautiful flowers, which florists often call "coverlets". Such a plant can decorate almost any room, as it has a spectacular appearance. And it is also remarkable for its industriousness: it is quite good at cleaning the air in the room from mold spores, as well as from formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
Pelargonium (indoor geranium)
If you wish to decorate your home with pelargonium, which is better known as indoor geranium, you should consider that it can have negative effects on allergic people. However, such a flower is undeniably useful, as it can clean the air from pathogens.
This amazing property is due to the fact that the bush contains essential oils, and if a person has no contraindications, they will also have a beneficial effect on his body. Thus it has been observed that pelargoniums have a normalizing effect on the nervous system and improve sleep.
Sansevieria ("mother-in-law's tongue")
Many flower growers probably know that sansevieria, also called "mother-in-law's tongue", has several unusual properties. Even if you take it out onto a balcony in the summer and leave it there for a month, it will survive even in the blazing sun at 35 plus. If it withers up as a result of neglect, move it to a shady spot and water it.
The bush will revive after a little while, and if it is also fed, in just a few months it will please again with its attractive appearance.
This flower is useful because it can clean indoor air from formaldehyde and nitrogen oxides, this fact has been proven by scientists. "Aunt's tongue" is great for various rooms, including the children's room and the kitchen.
Hamedorea (bamboo palm)
The bamboo palm, or Chamaedorea, will be a real decoration for any home. The difference of this plant is that it can humidify the air and it makes the room breathe much easier and it can also eliminate formaldehyde.
This plant has a name derived from a pair of Greek words, namely: "chamai," which translates to "dwarf" and "dorea," which means "gift." But if you want to grow it in your home, note that the shrub reaches an average height of 200 cm in room conditions. However, such a palm is incredibly beautiful and also very useful. The most popular species among florists are Chamaedorea elatior and Chamaedorea elegans.
Many florists mistakenly think that Gerbera, though very beautiful, is absolutely useless.
And so it is only used to decorate their homes. However, few people guess that it is not so simple as it seems. The fact is that such a flower is able to remove benzene from the air and it also helps to improve sleep.
Such a plant as the cypress (Chamaecyparis) is able to absorb dust from the air and with it negative ions that are emitted by electrical appliances. And also this flower is able to discharge the air in the room due to the fact that it gives off positive ions instead of the absorbed negative ones.
This makes the air much cleaner and fresher.
Orange and lemon trees
All lemon and orange trees have a positive effect on the air. That room where such a plant is located has an air purified of various pathogenic bacteria and germs.
Citrus trees contain essential oils that have a positive effect on the human body, with the air in the room becoming very fresh. Such trees are interesting because for some flower growers they grow beautifully without much care, while others have to put a lot of effort to keep such a plant from dying.
Begonia decorates windowsills in many homes and for good reason! The fact is that it can absorb dust as well as humidify the air. But in this case, the bush must necessarily be systematically humidified from a sprayer, so that it can absorb dust again (like a vacuum cleaner).
And yet such a plant is able to exterminate most of the microbes and fungi that are in the air. They also help to cope with the radiation of electrical appliances. Plus, during flowering, the bush looks incredibly spectacular.
Laurus is very popular among European florists, but in Russia you can meet it not so often. But this plant is incredibly useful! It removes from the air various pathogenic microbes and dust and can help in the treatment of various diseases. Even though it looks simple from the outside, this flower is noted for its powerful medicinal and cleansing effects.
Diffenbachia (Dieffenbachia) is a must grow for people who often have lung diseases. The fact is that such a plant is able to exterminate staphylococci that contribute to the development of various diseases.
Also this flower can eliminate the toxic substances (xylene and toluene) that are produced by paints and varnishes on walls or floors.
Another indoor plant that cleans the air very well is the Dracaena. If you decorate your windowsill with such a flower you can not worry about that exhaust fumes or other unpleasant smell from the street will get into the room during the ventilation. The thing is that such a shrub cleans the air well from benzene as well as from trichloroethylene, which can get into the room together with the exhaust.
A very popular house plant among florists is aloe (Aloe).
It is able to absorb formaldehyde from the air, which is released by new furniture. And also such a flower can get rid of various diseases. It will be able to help with colds and runny nose. For the prevention and treatment of such diseases, it is recommended to drop a few drops of aloe juice into the nose. Aloe contains phytoncides that help stimulate the brain as well as relieve physical fatigue.
This plant like Schefflera is great for smokers or those who have a smoker living in the house. This is because it absorbs nicotine and tar from the air and neutralises them.
This flower has a very striking appearance and is part of the biggest family belonging to the Araliaceae family. It should also be considered that the bush will have a rich green-yellow coloration only if it receives a very large amount of diffused light.
Whichever flower you choose, the most important thing is that you like each other.
Also take into consideration how poisonous the plant is to animals and children.
5 PLants that Clean and Humidify the Air in your Home