We grow the plants in our homes in order to have more oxygen and because of their ability to cleanse the air of toxins and mold. This surely helps us to have good overall health.
NASA conducted a research on domestic plants where were discovered some types of plants that are able to filter the air and eliminate some organic substances that evaporate better than others.
These plants cleanse the air from many building materials, dust, paint, etc.
Now you can learn which 6 plants you should grow in your home. These are the best 6 plants you must grow in your home:
Aloe: This is an amazing plant because it is able to increase the oxygen amount in your house. It absorbs carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. One aloe plant is able to substitute 9 biological air purifiers.
Ficus (Ficus Elastica)- this plant is very simple to grow because it doesnt require too much light. It is very good when it comes to air purifying from formaldehyde. Anyway, you should be careful and keep this plant out of reach from your children or pets because its leaves could be poisonous.
Ivy (Hedera Helix)- Every household should have this plant. It can eliminate 60% of the toxins in the air and 58% of feces particles in just 6 hours from the moment it is placed in the room.
Spider plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)- This plant doesnt require too much light in order to perform photosynthesis. It is very effective in absorbing the toxins from the air, like styrene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and gasoline. This plant can cleanse 200 square meters.
Snake plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii)- this plant is very durable and tough. This plant also requires small amount of light for the process of photosynthesis. It eliminates toxins and produces fairly amount of oxygen during the night.
Peace lilies (Mauna Loa Spathiphyllum)- it is very effective in eliminating chemicals and toxins from the air. This herb removes trichloroethylene and formaldehyde from the air.
NASA advises that every home should have 15-19 of these plants in 500 square meters of space. If your home is around 80 square meters, 3-4 such plants will be enough. You should also have one of these plants in your bedroom.