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Air purifying plants for the home and office

Since we spend most of the time indoors, healthy air quality should be a top priority. Homes and Offices with no decent ventilation, can lead to sickness like headaches, dizziness, nausea and eye, ear and nose irritation. Discover the plants that aid in the removal of pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene and carbon monoxide.


Aloe

Aloe is easy to care for and itsleaves contain a clear liquid full of vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and other compounds that have wound-healing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe is also used in treating some skin conditions like psoriasis .

Pollutant removed: formaldehyde

Spider plant (aka Airplane Plant)

This easy to care for houseplant thrives in bright, indirect light and works hard to remove the air of harmful pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene.making them a great choice for beginners or forgetful owners.will send out shoots with flowers that eventually grow into baby spider plants

Pollutants removed: formaldehyde and xylene

Gerbera Daisy (GerberaJamesonii)

Gerberas are useful in removing benzene and providing mood-enhancing beauty to the home. However, keep in mind that the gerbera daisy does best in warm temperatures, at 75 degrees F or higher.


English Ivy (Hedera Helix)

English ivy is an elegant choice, also excellent for removing harmful chemicals found in the home. It grows in full shade to full sun, can be trained into shapes, and with proper care, it is likely to survive for several years.


Pot Mum (Chrysanthemum Morifolium)

Good for removing benzene, the pot mum is also a colorful addition to the home in fall when many other flowering plants are past their prime.


Peace Lily(Spathiphyllum 'Mauna Loa')

Peace Lily is known for its ability to fight against toxic gases such as formaldehyde and carbon monoxide, peace lilies are relatively easy to care for and even show signs of drooping when they need to be watered. They can be mildly toxic to pets and humans, so it's important to wash your hands after touching the plant.

Pollutants removed: ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene

Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum Morifolium)

English ivy is an elegant choice, also excellent for removing harmful chemicals found in the home. It grows in full shade to full sun, can be trained into shapes, and with proper care, it is likely to survive for several years.


Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

These plants prefer to clean the air from a cool location with high humidity and indirect light. They're relatively easy to grow, but they do need to stay moist. Check the Boston Fern’s soil daily to see if it needs water and give it a good soak once per month.

Pollutants removed: formaldehyde and xylene

Health benefits of having house or office plants

House plants can make people feel better. Hospital patients with plants in their rooms are more positive and have lower blood pressure and stress levels.

So ahead and order some potted plants for your home, office or gift potted plants to your loved ones.


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