There are some plants that are literally absorbing carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Of course, all of us have learned this in science class, but, some plants are doing a lot more than just releasing oxygen. These clear filter the air in your house, and they also absorb dust and other household chemicals.
Some of the Air-Filtering Plants are the following:
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has been used for its healing abilities, but this plant has a lot other things to offer. It is a kind of an “oxygen bomb,” because it is boosting the levels of oxygen in the house.
Aloe Vera is absorbing more CO2, formaldehyde, and CO than any other plant. It is a tropical plant, so Aloe Vera needs enough light and a proper drainage. Succulents do not need too much water.
- Peace lily
This plant is removing formaldehyde, benzene, xylene and ammonia from the air. According to NASA, the Peace Lily is on the very top of the list of air-purifying plants. It likes shade and a weekly watering to survive. Nothing too much. Keep the plant away from your pets if you own some.
- Spider plant
This is a quite common houseplant, and it is growing well in indirect sunlight. Spider plant eliminates gasoline, formaldehyde, styrene, and carbon monoxide in a 200 m/2 area. The good thing is that spider plant does not require too much attention.
Estragon does not need too much light, it is resilient and very easy to grow, which makes it one of the simplest plants there are to take care of.
- English Ivy
English ivy is eliminating over 60 percent of the toxins and 58 percent of feces particles in less than six hours. This plant should be put to direct sunlight for 4 or more hours, so make sure you keep it near your window. It can be quite toxic to pets, so it is better to keep it away from them.
Chrysanthemum is removing benzene, and 90 percent of formaldehyde daily. It is a decorative plant, and you can keep it near your window so it can get the needed amount of sun. This is going to boost its purifying effect, and the buds will open quite easily.
- Golden pothos
You cannot destroy this plant unless you try it really hard. It is an excellent air-purifier, and it is reducing the level of benzene and trichloroethylene in the air. Golden pothos needs bright, indirect light. This plant is also not recommended for pet owners, as it may cause swellings in pet’s mouth.
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