Did you know that there are harmful toxins that you are breathing in from inside your home? From furniture to cleaning products you are constantly breathing in potentially extremely dangerous toxins and pollutants such as Trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, ammonia, toluene. By breathing such toxins it can lead to respiratory problems such as asthma, dizziness or even liver and kidney damage!
But no need to worry because you can help reduce these toxins and create a clean breathing space by just adding a simple plant to your home! According to all the smart folk over at NASA, they found that these plants can do just the job as well as make your home beautiful. Thank you, NASA!
Rubber Plants look beautiful in any room and amazingly helps to remove carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and trichloroethane!
Aloe Vera is a must have! So many benefits come with this plant. Not only do they remove formaldehyde they also contain a liquid found inside the leaves that is enriched in vitamins that is perfect for skin, hair and even work as an anti bacterial.
The Weeping fig/ficus is incredibly low maintenance removes the harmful benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air.
The very interesting Snake Plant also known as mother in laws tongue is one to keep in your bedroom as unlike its fellow plants it actually converts CO2 into oxygen during the night which provides a blissful sleep. It is also extremely easy to care for so don’t be afraid if you forget to water this plant as it can survive just about anything.
Dracaena plants according to NASA are the most efficient plants to remove formaldehyde from your home. They are very popular as it requires very low maintenance. By just keeping the soil slightly moist and placing it where it gets a lot of indirect light. When you correctly care for the Dracaena, after a short period you will be rewarded with some beautiful small flowers and berries.
The Flamingo lily is known for its unusual and unique flowers, they look stunning on a mantel piece. This plant removes formaldehyde, ammonia, toluene and xylene from your home. Caring for this plant is hard work but very rewarding when you see it’s beautiful flowers just make sure to check the soil is moist at all times and it is given plenty of indirect light. The flamingo lily also loves high humidity so if possible try and look into purchasing a humidifier.
Peace Lilies can bring beauty to any room it’s placed in and can also remove ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene from the air. They are surprisingly very easy to maintain as long as it is watered weekly.
The Boston fern is super easy to keep healthy as long as you keep the soil moist and in a cool location with high humidity where they can get indirect light. They remove formaldehyde and xylene from the room. They also look brilliant in hanging baskets.