Besides plants we grow in our homes look nice and decorate the room, they also are the source of more oxygen. But also they have ability to clean the air from mold and toxins. So, growing plants has many benefits to human health.
NASA researched domestic plants and find out that some types remove the organic compounds that evaporate and also filter the air. The following plants also filter the air from many other building materials, paint, dust etc.
Read which 6 plants are the best for your home:
It is the best plant if you want to raise the oxygen level in your home. Another good thing is that it absorbs carbon monoxide,carbon dioxideand formaldehyde. Statisticallyone aloe plant can achieve what nine biological air purifier can.
Ficus (Ficus Elastica)
One of the easiest plants to maintain because it doesn’t need a lot of light. It is very effective in cleaning the air of formaldehyde. But you must be careful where you keep it if you have small children or pets because its leaves can be poisonous.
Snake planet (Sansevieria Trifasciata “Laurentii”)
This plant is very resistant and it is a greatchoice for your home. It is very hard to destroy and it is great that needs very little light for photosynthesis. This plant is great in removing toxins, and also is great for yourbedroom because it produces oxygen at night.
Spider plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
This plan needs minimal light for photosynthesis. It is great inabsorbingtoxins from the air especially formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, styrene and gasoline. One plant can clean air in 200 square meters space.
Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa”)
This herb is excellent in removing chemical toxins from the air. This great plantfilters formaldehyde from the air and also trichloroethylene.
Ivy (Hedera Helix)
Probably this ismost effective plant and we all should have at home. Ivy removes up to 60% of the toxins in the air and even 58% of particles of feces in a period of only 6 hours since it is brought in the area.
NASAsuggests to grow about 15 – 18 of listed plants in an area of 500 square meters. So if you live in 80 square meter you will need 3 – 4 plants. You also can put a plant in your bedroom, because usually we spend most of the time there.