Plants are an excellent decoration for our homes, but you may not know that they also affect the air quality in all the rooms. What they do is clean the air of toxins and mold, creating a perfect environment.
If you need to raise the level of oxygen in your apartment or home, you must have an aloe plant.
Aloe vera is a real oxygen bomb, but it also absorbs carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. One Aloe plant has effect as nine biological air purifiers in cans! Can you imagine that?
Another plant you can use is ficus. It is extremely easy to maintain because it does not require a lot of light, and cleans the air of formaldehyde effectively. But, be careful! Its leaves are poisonous, so it is not recommended to grow it in homes where there are children and pets.
Ivy is also a plant everyone should have. It is reputed to be poisonous, but it removes as much as 60% of toxins form the air and 58% of the particles of faeces only within six hours!
Green Lily (Spider Plant) possesses the ability to carry out the synthesis under conditions of minimum illumination. It absorbs toxins from the air, including formaldehyde, styrene, carbon monoxide and gasoline. One plant effectively cleans the air in a 200 square meter area!
Estragon (Grass Snake) is excellent for your home as it is almost indestructible. It is very resistant and it needs a little light for photosynthesis. It removes toxins and it is very good for the bedroom, because it produces oxygen at night.
Lilies are also excellent for removing chemical toxins from the air. They filter formaldehyde and trichlorethylene from the air.
According to the researchers at NASA, every household should have between 15 and 18 listed plants on an area of 500 square meters, including their bedroom. There aren’t better air purifiers than the natural ones!