Air pollution isn’t new or any less than what it was. But what is changing is the growing number of people taking initiatives to bring a change. People are now more aware of pollution and are trying to do their bit to purify. Since all big or small things start from home, we must give indoor plants the importance it deserves.
Indoor plants not only fight environmental pollution, but it also makes people happier. Installing some of the best plants at home with Vertical Garden will make you breathe in a better environment and also make your home look prettier.
How indoor plants help purify the air?
People spend 90% of their time indoors – be it at home or at work. The air quality in the indoor spaces tends to be bad due to cleaning products, synthetic building materials, upholstery, and more. Indoor air pollution can happen from bacteria, pollen, and molds. It all gets worse in small and poorly-ventilated homes.
Now, with the help of easy and affordable plants, you can purify the air at home. The plants absorb some particulates from the air and also take away carbon dioxide. It is then processed into oxygen through photosynthesis. The microorganism in the plants and soil are also responsible to leave a cleaning effect towards the air around you. Let’s also admit that plants make people feel happier and enhance our mood.
Best types of indoor plants
Find out which type of plant will you prefer to have at home:
- Barberton Daisy
If you want to add vibrancy at home, consider buying this plant. It yields flowers that come in shades of red, orange, pink, and yellow. It works as an effective cleanser for toxins like formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene that are present in household chemicals. Make sure you place the plant where there’s a lot of natural light and keep the soil moist and well-drained.
- English Ivy
English Ivy is an easy to grow perennial vine and effective to reduce airborne fecal particles. It makes the perfect air purifier for bathrooms and beautifies it undeniably. Additionally, these plant fights mold level at home.
You must water the plant generously every four hours until there’s sunlight. You also need to expose it under the sun to have the most of detoxified air.
- Snake plant
The Snake Plant makes a perfection addition to your bedroom as it promises you a good sleep. It releases oxygen at night to help you breathe and sleep well. It is also one of the ideal plants to filter the air from benzene, xylene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and toluene. Make sure you don’t overwater the plant because the roots can rot if the soil is too moist.
- Spider plant
People who are new to have houseplants must consider buying spider plants. It fights toxins like xylene and carbon monoxide and it is also non-toxic to animals (if you have pets at home). You can re-pot the little ‘spiderettes’ that grow to have a whole family of these plants. Take care of them as they take care of you, and make your home/office look warm and welcoming.
- Chinese Evergreen
The Chinese Evergreen plant is an efficient cleaner for chemicals like benzene that is found in cosmetics and detergents. These are perfect to buy for low-lit or humid conditions, and can even survive in your washroom. If you keep the plants elsewhere, make sure you mist the leaves occasionally so that they don’t become brown.
It is time you buy the best type of plant for your home to take small steps towards making the environment better. This will not only help you and your family but also be a small contribution to the world.