Nothing beats the indoor plants in house decoration. Well placed greenery not only brightens the spaces but also creates a calm and relaxing environment.
According to a study conducted by NASA, it is found that some of these indoor plants will remove toxic substances from the air like Benzene, formaldehyde and Trichloroethylene in addition to absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.
They also increase the humidity of the air in the rooms. They release 97% of the water they take in, which increases the humidity of the rooms. Certain research studies have recognized that, indoor plants lessen the incidence of dry skin conditions, sore throats and dry coughs
Indoor plants also proven to boost the mood and reduce anxiety , anger and stress.
Indoor air pollution,being listed among the world’s worst toxic pollution problems, it is necessary to take steps to tackle it.
NASA recommends planting at least one indoor plant per 100 sq. Feet area in indoors.
Now let us have a look at the indoor plants recommended by NASA.
Areca PalmThis big bold plant features feathery, arching fronds with up to 100 leaf lets. It removes formaldehyde and pumps lots of oxygen during day time. Besides that it also helps to humidify the indoors.
They grow better in bright light and some sun light and are sensitive to over watering. They grow very fast and regular trimming is needed for their growth.
Aloe VeraAloe Vera , also known as kalabanda locally has a number of benefits. It helps to detox the air by absorbing the air pollutants found in chemical cleaning products. When it cannot absorb the excess toxins, it displays brown spots on its leaves.
Aloe gel has many medicinal benefits, due to its anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
It’s not a difficult plant to grow. Grows well in a soil that drains well.Soily or Cactus mix is good for its growth. Requires very little water and it is better to have indirect sunlight.
english ivyThis easy to grow and adaptable plant comes first in filtering air off the pollutants.NASA has found that it filters formaldehyde in the air very effectively.
It grows best in moderate temperature and moderate light. It can be grown on floor or as a hanging plant.
snake plantAlso known as mother –in-law’s tongue ,It is the easiest plant to grow in any corner of the house as it requires little sunlight and water to grow. Another unique quality of this plant is , it releases oxygen during night also. In addition it filters formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air.
spider plantOne of the most decorative plants , it is very easy to grow it as house plant .It is able to thrive in a wide range of conditions , even at temperatures as low as 2C .They need well drained soil and bright indirect sun light is enough for them to grow.
philodendraonThis ornamental plant with beautiful heart shaped leaves is very popular choice for indoor areas. It is easy to grow them under moderate light and with little water.
Taking the plant out doors for a while makes it to thrive well.
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The golden pothos also known as money plant is another powerful plant to fight the air pollution.You can place this in your garage which is filled with formaldehyde, xylene and taurine.
The plant can be placed on top of the aquarium, as it absorbs nitrates and uses them for its growth.
Place in your kitchen or in living room as a hanging plant as the leaves grow down elegantly in cascading vines.
So don’t wait , rush to your nearest nursery and bring the indoor plants…