The air quality in Delhi is getting worse with every passing day. With the high pollution levels in the city, the risk of heart and pulmonary diseases are also increasing. According to reports, 9 out of 10 people breathe air that contains harmful pollutants. Due to which people chose to stay indoors that restrict their physical activities. Not just outdoors but the air we breathe inside the house also contains particles that are harmful to health.
Here are 5 houseplants that you should consider bringing home to keep the air fresh and clean.
Popularly known as Bamboo Palm or Butterfly Palm, Areca Palm is known to filter acetone, toluene, and xylene from indoor air and provide fresh air to breathe. These harmful gases may cause respiratory tract diseases and developmental problems in the fetus and by absorbing them Areca Palm helps keep our lungs healthy and strengthens the central nervous system. A 5-feet Areca Palm can produce 1 liter of water every 24 hours, which makes it a good humidifier. Therefore, it is well-suited for dry climates or at home where people have breathing troubles.
Quite easy to grow, Aloe Vera filters pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde from the air, which are found in paints and chemical-based cleaners. This plant requires a lot of sunlight, so you can keep it near the window where it can avail maximum natural light. The gel found inside an Aloe Vera plant helps heal burns, cuts, and sunburns.
Spider Plant is best to absorb toxins such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and xylene from the air. One of the easiest houseplants to grow that prefers bright, indirect sunlight. One Spider Plant is enough to purify the air within a 200 sq. m space. Apart from being one of the best air-purifying indoor plants, it also enhances the grace of the interiors with their attractive appearance.
Peace Lily is a beautiful evergreen plant that is quite efficient at removing airborne organic compounds including formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene. It improves the indoor air quality by at least 60 percent. This plant can also absorb harmful vapors from alcohol and acetone. You can simply put this little plant in a dark corner and water it once a week to purify the air in the house.
Popularly known as mother-in-law’s tongue, Snake plant filter our formaldehyde from the air and emits oxygen even during the night. This plant releases moisture in the air and reduces airborne allergies. It is an ideal indoor plant, which is capable to perform photosynthesis under minimum sunlight. Occasional watering and dry climatic conditions with some sun are best for its proper growth.
Every houseplant mentioned above is a great option to improve the indoor air quality. They are easy to grow and take care for. Apart from purifying the air in the house, these plants are also the best option to bring nature into your home for a better and brighter look.