If you love fresh flowers, a shade of green, and a breath of fresh air and would like to decorate your indoors, then, we’ve houseplants for improving the indoor air quality.
These houseplants not only add decor and charm to your places, but they combat the common volatile organic compounds as well. How they do it, we do not know. But we certainly need these top 6 houseplants for improving the indoor air quality.
Despite the fact that these plants absorb air pollutants and other toxic gases and wastes, some of these indoor house plants are toxic to you and your pets(Cats and Dogs) as well.
Note down this list of top 6 houseplants to improve the indoors and get them as soon as you can.
Keep The Indoor Air Quality In Check With Top 6 Houseplants
Peace lily (Spathiphyllum)
Native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia, Peace Lilies is an evergreen herb perennial plants.
Peace Lilies with large leaves 12-65cm long and 3-25cm broad is a great houseplant to control the indoor air quality. The plant cleans indoor air and combats benzene, formaldehyde and other pollutants.
Sunlight and weekly watering is all its need to survive. Beware, it’s mildly toxic to humans and animals.
This succulent plant specie is used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD. The plant is widely used in cosmetics and alternative medicines industries.
It helps in cleaning the benzene and formaldehyde from the air, the by-products of paints, cleaners. Apart from the use in cosmetics industry, the plant possess soothing, moisturizing and healing properties, helpful for the human.
Gerbera Daisy is an ornamental plant from sunflower family. Having it’s from South America to tropical Asia, this plant bears a large flower in yellow, orange, pink and white colors. It’s the fifth most cut flower used in the world, after Rose, carnation, chrysanthemum and tulip.
Its effective combating skills at removing trichloroethylene and benzene makes it a great houseplant. It needs an ample amount of light to survive and soil not soaked, but moist in nature.
Sansevieria trifasciata(Snake Plant)
Sansevieria trifasciata, sorry, if that twisted your tongue, just like the leaves of this plant. Also known as snake plant, mother in law’s tongue or Saint George’s word is an evergreen perennial plant. New place or country and this plant has a new name, such diverse is the naming of this plant.
NASA approved plant, is treated as one of the best plant for improving indoor air quality by absorbing toxins such as nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde. And believe me, it just needs only one watering every couple of months and can tolerate irregular watering as well. But do not overwater it.
Epipremnum aureum(Money Plant)
Epipremnum aureum is quite common and can be seen in Australia, China, Japan and India as well.
The plant has few common names including Australian native monstera, centipede tongavine, devil’s ivy, golden pothos, hunter’s robe, ivy arum, money plant, silver vine, Solomon Islands ivy and taro vine. This plant creates an array of leaves(green, light green, yellow, golden in color) which could climb up a tree if given support.
It’s quite common in public locations, shopping centers, offices. Plant exhibits efficient combat skills to woe away indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde, xylene and benzene. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit, as well.
It can also grow in water, which is why it’s placed on top of aquariums as well. It’s beneficial for aquarium as well, as it absorbs nitrates from the water and uses them for its growth.
Chamaedorea, where Chamae means “on the ground” and dorea means “gift” suggests and quite an apt naming it has got through Ancient Greek. Also known as Bamboo palm or reed palm.
They are small palms which grow anywhere from 1 foot to 19 feet, having cane like stems, tall and slender. It can survive low sunlight and shady environment, making it best suited for indoor spaces(offices, rooms, or near furniture). It can tolerate irregular watering, and requires low maintenance and is best suited when grown in shade. The plant has many varieties which varies from leaves, stems, height and the maintenance they require.
Another great, but not the least houseplant which absorbs benzene and trichloroethylene.
So these are few top houseplants to keep the indoor air quality in check. They not only add to the beauty and decorate your indoor spaces to give it a breath of fresh air and a lively green fresh environment they create. But they also effectively absorbs the air pollutants and other toxic gases, too. If you’re not satisfied with these 6 houseplants, you can have this list of air filtering plants to choose from.