Many buy a house plant with the aim of improving the quality of the air which can be found within their homes. NASA has recently released a study which looked at the relationship between specific house plants and air quality. Read below to learn more about which plants are excellent air purifiers.
Variegated Snake Plant
This plant is easy to maintain and a popular choice for many house owners who don’t want to take care of it every day. The plant can absorb a selection of harmful substances, including formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and benzene. It’s an excellent choice for the bedroom since it releases oxygen at night. Keep in mind that it is toxic for dogs and cats.
The peace lily thrives in shaded areas so if your house doesn’t get a lot of sun exposure this plant is the right choice for you. They aren’t very pretentious and can combat many air pollutants. During the spring season, it will release some pollen so be careful if you are allergic to it.
Aloe Vera is mostly known for its curative qualities, but the plant is also a natural alarm that can detect specific hazards. If the leaves develop brown marks but you know that you took good care of them it is likely that select toxins are abundant within the walls of your house. The plant is also able to absorb certain toxins.
The NASA study has shown that Benjamin Fig can absorb a high amount of toxins from the air. The tree has become very popular in certain circles due to how the branches can be used to form exciting designs.
If you are a traveler but love the idea of having a bit of green in your house, the dracaena ‘’Janet Craig’’ is a solid choice. It reduced the amount of benzene found in NASA’s test chamber by almost 78%. A great look coupled with the fact that it can be easily maintained makes it very popular.
Karen and her husband live on a plot of land in British Columbia. They aim to grow and raise a significant part of their food by maintaining a vegetable garden, keeping a flock of backyard chickens and foraging. They are also currently planning a move to a small cabin they hand built. Karen’s academic background in nutrition made her care deeply about real food and seek ways to obtain it. Thus sprung Anna’s interest in backyard gardening, chicken and goat keeping, recycling and self-sufficiency.