Best Houseplants for a Healthy Home
In case you were wondering, why would I want a real plant when the fake ones look the same but require no work? – here's the answer.
While plastic plants may (sometimes) look better and lack the maintenance of watering, weeding, and care, only living plants can combat chemicals, so the air is safer to breathe. In fact, pollutants hide in your furniture, bedding, flooring, and walls.
Here are twelve plants you can add to your home and enjoy the benefits they offer.
The Aloe plant has a unique cactus look and is small enough to fit comfortably in a kitchen window.
You might know it by the gel you rub on your sunburns called Aloe Vera, but it does more than just heal burns and cuts.
It clears the air of chemicals often found in cleaning products, such as benzene and formaldehyde.
2. Bamboo Palm
One of the best plants around for cleaning the air of formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene.
This plant looks great as an accent piece in a living room or bedroom.
It sucks the chemicals right out of furniture, carpet, and glues, making it a safe and clean place to relax.
It's incredible where formaldehyde can be found, and this shrub helps tackle away this toxic chemical hiding in plywood and even the insulation in your walls.
The Azalea has gorgeous flowers and survives well in colder temperatures.
Place it on a porch, in a well-lit basement, or a sunny garage for it to grow best.
4. Snake Plant
While deciding on which plants to put in which room, this one loves the environment of typical bathrooms.
In fact, the steam and lack of light will help it continually grow. Also, the bathroom is filled with items containing formaldehyde.
The Snake Plant will clean the air from chemicals found in toilet paper, cleaning products, deodorants, and other personal items.
5. Chinese Evergreen
This beautiful plant is like a built-in filter.
Not only is caring for it incredibly easy, but it works hard to filter the air of pollutants while removing toxins.
Placing a couple of these in the highest traffic areas of your home helps the air flow as it cleans it.
6. Spider Plant
This plant was made for people who weren't blessed with a green thumb.
The long thin spidery leaves and white flowers are strong enough to withstand neglect occasionally.
The Spider Plant takes benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and even carbon monoxide out of the air so it is healthier to breathe.
7. Gerber Daisy
This beautiful little flower is a favorite for many, but beyond its stunning colors is the ability to ward off benzene and trichloroethylene.
Place it in the sunniest room in your house and enjoy deep breaths of fresh air.
This beautiful flower would complement a brightly lit kitchen or as the centerpiece on a dining room table.
The greenery and blooms both work together to filter out that nasty benzene that is a common ingredient in glues, plastics, and dishwasher detergents.
9. English Ivy
Every home looks stunning with a dash of Ivy, but the benefits of English Ivy are really unique.
A study concluded that this little plant has the skills to reduce airborne particles containing fecal matter.
Changing diapers and using the bathroom releases fecal particles – keep this plant close by these rooms to ensure the air is clean.
10. Golden Pothos
If you need a plant to hang from the ceiling, along a stairwell, or even inside the garage, this is the one.
As a fast-growing vine, it battles away the popular formaldehyde found in many products right inside your car or garage.
11. Weeping Fig
This stunning plant looks great in any room, and it takes a little work to keep it growing healthily, but the rewards are worth the effort.
Often the carpets, fabrics, and furniture in your home contain small amounts of chemicals that are emitted into the air every day. The Weeping Fig battles away benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde so you can relax on your furniture and floors without a single worry.
12. Warneck Dracaena
Varnishes, stains, and oils found in furniture and woods release pollutants that the Warneck Dracaena attacks like a champ.
If you suffer from constant headaches and migraines, this plant might relieve chemical-induced headaches.
Thanks to: BusyBee Cleaning Service