Even in the best of times, people spend a lot of time indoors. And while it is important to get outside to get fresh air, you may want to do something to improve the quality of the air IN your home. If you enjoy gardening, you don’t have to limit it to outdoors. There are lots of houseplants that will aid in the removal of pollutants floating around your home.
- English Ivy – Used as a houseplant, this elegant beauty is excellent for removing harmful chemicals that can be found in the home. It will grow in full shade to full sun, so you will have lots of flexibility in placement. With proper care, it can survive for many years.
- Bamboo Palm – This plant prefers part sun or shade. It removes harmful elements such as benzene and formaldehyde. What is Benzene?
- Chinese Evergreen – This pretty, easy-to-care-for plant thrives in low to medium light. It can grow to one of two feet. While it helps maintain healthy air quality, it also can be toxic to pets, so if you have fur babies at home, keep this plant out of their reach!
- Gerbera Daisy – These delightful flowering plants will remove benzene from your home while adding a cheerful vibe! But they like to be warm; doing best in temperatures of 75 degrees or higher.
- Mother-in-Law’s Tongue (also known as “Snake Plant”) – Despite the interesting moniker, this hardy succulent is a great houseplant for beginners (or those who don’t have green thumbs) because it can survive in even the toughest of conditions. Just be careful not to over water it. How to Care for Mother-In-Law's Tongue Plant
- Peace Lily – Honestly, we can never have too much PEACE! This lovely plant not only brings to mind the beauty and hope of spring, it fights against toxic gases like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. They are easy to care for and will droop when they need watering. They can be a bit toxic to pets and humans, so you should wash your hands after touching it. Formaldehyde
- Spider Plant – Bring on the green with this houseplant that thrives in bright, indirect light and will remove harmful pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene. Keep its soil damp, but not soggy and it will last a long time!
Now, more than ever, we all need to be very conscious of taking care of ourselves and the environment we live in. Use these houseplants for health and improve your air quality at home today!
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