Plants That Purify the Air In Your Home

The home we live in and the atmospheric environment we create for ourselves and family is very important. It daily gives us a sense of freedom and peace of mind. To enjoy that sense of calmness, the plants you have in your home is very important and it can be an added advantage to achieve that goal.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) – The plant survives in a slightly moist soil during the summer and spring seasons. It can also thrive in both low and bright lights and the foliage must be dust free in order to effectively cleanse the air and your surroundings. Experts discovered that, peace lily absorbs benzene, ammonia, xylene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene in the homes. Therefore, it is a must to have.

Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seafrizii) – According to experts, palms require bright light to survive but do not place it under direct sunshine. The soil must be moist and fed monthly especially in summer with all-purpose liquid fertilizer. It grows between three to six feet tall and gives out moisture in a room which can be an advantage in the dry winter seasons. The Bamboo Palm should also be place at a location where the air flows freely. It eliminates carbon monoxide, benzene, xylene, chlorform and formaldehyde.

Lavender (Lavandula spica L.) – If you are allergic to Lavender, it is not be advisable to plant it in your home. The plant needs the sunshine to bloom, therefore gather the seeds in Autumn when it withers and re-plant them to enjoy the benefits in summer. Sandy soil is the best. The Lavender plant is a repellent for insects and the aroma is good for the lungs and aids in relaxation if one suffers from anxiety. It also helps put one to sleep at night. Staying and Living a healthy life starts from your home.

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Resources

http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/air-purifying-plants#6

http://www.toptipspot.com/tips/health/howto/air-cleaning-plants.php

http://m0rd0r.hubpages.com/hub/8-aromatic-indoor-herbs-which-purify-air

http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/photos/15-houseplants-for-improving-indoor-air-quality/english-ivy-hedera

 

 

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