Houseplants are a great addition to any household. They add a vibrant touch to any room and are a great decorating tool. However, your indoor greenery may be doing more than just adding to the decor. Certain houseplants have been proven to purify the air, making your home more refreshing and relaxing.
In the late 1980s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) worked with the Associated Landscape Contractor of America (ALCA) to study the effects of houseplants on our home’s air. What they found was that many plants naturally removed toxins in the air such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. They concluded that adding at least one houseplant per 100 square feet in the home or office might improve health.
So, are you wondering which air purifying plant is right for your home? Here is a list of some of the best air cleaning plants for you.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
Looking for a houseplant that’s hard to kill? Then the spider plant is right for you! They also happen to be one of the most common houseplants. Spider plants are ranked as one of the top air purifying plants, and are effective at filtering our formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, xylene and benzene from the air.
Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera Jamesonii)
If you want a bright pop of color and lots of air purifying power, then try out the gerbera daisy. This beautiful flower is effective at fighting trichloroethylene and benzene. Try keeping it in the bedroom or your office. Wherever you put it, just be sure it gets lots of light!
Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
This common houseplant also known as “mother-in-law’s tongue” is another plant that’s hard to kill. It doesn’t need too much light or water, but it’s great at filtering out formaldehyde. The best part about this plant is that it keeps releasing oxygen at night. So if you want fresh air all throughout the night, add the snake plant to your bedroom.
Keep Your Home’s Air Fresh
For fresh air all year round, be sure to look after your houseplants and your air conditioner. Poor air quality caused by dirty air ducts and filters can lead to serious respiratory illnesses, which could be beyond the help of these plants. Call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Largo today and trust us to keep your air fresh!