Nowadays, pollution is a big problem. Air is extremely damaged by our daily activities and the dangerous particles are rapidly absorbed into the human body. We are all affected by this situation, but it is even more serious for people with respiratory problems, heart disease and children.
Another important problem is that, no matter how hard we try, toxins from the air get into our houses as well. In this case, we have to look for ways to clean the air from our home. A good and aesthetic option would be to put some plants in every room. Everybody knows that plants produce oxygen, but certain types of house plants have the amazing feature of clearing the toxins from the air.
Which plants are the most effective in purifying your air
In case you want to make sure that the air from your entire house is pure and as toxin-free as possible, experts recommend you to grow ”spider plants” at home. This sub-tropical plant is easy to care, reaches maturity fast and, due to its’ interesting shape and the fact that it can be grown in hanging baskets, it brings a sophisticated note in every corner.
Next to this toxin cleaner, specialists say that other plants are effective in the same way: bamboo palm, weeping fig, philodendron, Boston fern and peace lily. These creatures love warm spaces with diffused light, so you can place them in the bedroom, living room or hallway.
A study conducted by NASA recommends snake plant (also known as mother-in-law’s tongue) as an efficient air cleaner from other dangerous chemicals (for example, formaldehyde). This plant is one of the most practical, because you don’t have to give it special attention. All you have to do is place it in a shady place and water it with moderation, otherwise it will rot.
Most of the mentioned plants are sold in shops. If you want them to be more effective, you should buy at least one for every room. You can keep them clean by wiping their leaves with a clean cloth; this prevents dust from gathering on the plants’ pores.
Shawn and his wife live remotely in a 880-square-foot cabin along with their three dogs. They implemented many of the things they learned from the internet and trial and error. They have been helped by so many contributors over the years and desire to now return the favor to other Canadian Homsteading readers. They heat with a woodstove and cut firewood by hand from their 11 acres. They went back to the land and are essentially do-it-yourself people.