Having house plants in your home not only adds a wonderful live design element into your space, but it also has many other benefits. It improves and purifies the air around you and it can improve your health. Studies have shown that adding plants in your home can lead to less colds, flus and headaches. Here are 5 clean air plants for your home:
English Ivy – This plant thrives in small spaces with little sunlight needed. This plant also does a good job at absorbing formaldehyde, an indoor pollutant that can be found in synthetic carpet dyes and wood floorboards resins.
Peace Lily – This plant adapts well to low light. However this plant is poisonous to pets. This plant absorbs acetone and VOC benzene.
Lady Palm – This plant targets ammonia which is a major ingredient in cleaners, dyes and textiles.
Boston Fern – The boston fern needs constant moisture and humidity. But it is considered to be one of the most efficient air purifiers. It does well in removing formaldehyde and certain toxic metals.
Snake Plant – This plant thrives in low light. At night it absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen.