House plants are not just to enhance the aesthetic beauty of the house, but these plants are rather good for the human health too. Plants combat the chemicals in the air and make it safer to breathe. With Delhi’s air getting worse by the day, what else can be a better alternative to air purifiers than planted pots?
Here are twelve plants which can be comfortably grown indoors and be tapped for the healthy benefits they offer.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera clears the air of chemicals often found in cleaning products, such as benzene and formaldehyde. Aloe comes in all shapes and sizes. The Aloe plant is small enough to fit comfortably in a small corner of the room.
2. Bamboo Palm
Except for looking great as an accent piece in a living room or bedroom, this plant is the most easily available, this is one of the best plants around for cleaning the air of formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene. It sucks the chemicals right out of furniture, carpets, and glues, making the home safer and cleaner.
The beautiful plant filters out benzene which is a common ingredient in glues, plastics, and dishwasher detergents.
4. Snake Plant
The bathroom is filled with items containing formaldehyde. The steam and lack of light will help the plant grow continually. The Snake Plant will clean the air from chemicals found in toilet paper, cleaning products and deodorants.
5. Warneck Dracaena
Warneck Dracanena fights any harmful fumes associated with varnishes, stains, and oils found in furniture and woods. This plant is also known to provide relief against chemical-induced headaches.
6. Spider Plant
This plant fights benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and even carbon monoxide out of the air and makes it healthier to breathe.
7. Gerber Daisy
The plant effectively wards off benzene and trichloroethylene.
Azalea is gorgeous plant which can survives well in colder temperatures. It is amazing where formaldehyde can be found, and this shrub helps tackle away this toxic chemical hiding in plywood.
9. English Ivy
A study concluded that this little plant has the skills to reduce airborne particles containing fecal matter. Yes, you heard it right, the air might get infected by such contaminants too.
10. Golden Pothos
This fast-growing vine battles away the popular formaldehyde.
11. Chinese Evergreen
This little plant comes with a built-in filter which rids air of major pollutants while removing toxins.
12. Weeping Fig
Weeping Fig is amazing plant that fights benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde. Often the carpets, fabrics, and furniture contains small amounts of chemicals that are emitted into the air every day. This is the perfect indoor plant to fight all of these.
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