Top 5 Indoor Plants For A Healthy Home
More and more people are discovering the benefits of indoor plants. We all know that plants absorb carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen; but that’s not all – they also effectively reduce the amount of airborne chemicals in a given space, so having at least one houseplant is ideal!
If you’re wondering which plant to choose, consider one of these 5 best houseplants for a healthy home:
One of the most popular and popular houseplants is the spider plant. It looks pretty with long green leaves that look like green fireworks. But aesthetics aside, they’re good for cleaning the air in an area and scrubbing it of toxic chemicals found in common household items like nail polish, paint, and rubber.
Not only that, the spider plant is also ideal for beginners as it requires minimal care and thrives in a wide range of conditions. They’re also a great choice for pet owners – they’re non-toxic to cats and dogs!
The snake plant is known to be very effective at purifying the air of a variety of gases. It removes VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from the air, keeping it cleaner and safer.
Snake plants are hardy and easy to care for, just be careful not to overwater them.
Everyone knows that a succulent can instantly brighten up a room, and aloe is no exception. It serves a dual purpose – it effectively removes airborne chemicals associated with insulation and tobacco products, while at the same time the gel contained in its leaves is known to soothe bumps, scrapes and burns.
Also known as the weeping fig, Ficus is tree-shaped but works best indoors. The shiny leaves of the ficus are great for soaking up many of the harmful compounds found in grease cleaners and other solvents. Make sure you put it in a sunny spot in your house!
Another low-maintenance houseplant is the peace lily, which makes it ideal for beginners. The peace lily has savory green leaves that are great for removing ammonia and other chemicals from the air. Ammonia is usually found in cleaning products.
Peace Lily loves shadows. It will also let you know when it needs water as its leaves will begin to droop. Don’t forget to spray the leaves with water regularly!
Choose one of these top 5 houseplants for a healthy home!
Thanks to Anthony Hanson