With an increase in greed and need for money, the amount of factories and industries are increase on this planet. You must have studied during your childhood about various reasons that cause pollution. The gases from the factories and industries are too harmful to be inhaled not only by humans but also by other animals. We humans are putting the lives of ourselves as well as others in danger.
With the increase in the amount of pollution in air, it is high time to take steps for the cause. We can start by making our homes purified first. Do not be shocked as you can purify the air in your home too. NASA has been doing researches on how humans can survive in the space, and for survival in the space, the air and environment should be purified first. It conducted a study in which plants were selected which possessed the ability to purify the environment. These plants could very well eliminate toxins like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene, thereby making the environment of your house clean.
Here are 7 plants which you can rely on to clean and purify the air you breathe in your house –
The Green fern Plant
The Green fern plant is certified by NASA and has both purifying abilities and elegance. The fern can be planted at home or at work place and all it needs is a table and some care. The green fern plant is known to grow in the dark forests, but it needs sunlight and brightness at your home for its full growth. The soil in which it is planted should be kept moist. Water should be sprayed at regular intervals for its complete growth. Since it grows in dark forests, it is known to bring all kinds of natural elements. And, studies show that it absorbs air borne chemicals very well.
The Money Plant
You all must have seen the money plants growing in people’s houses, like creepers growing from bottom to top. The best part about the money plant is that it does not need soil to grow (not compulsory) and can be kept in a bottle of water as well. The money plant is believed to bring good luck, and many believe that it has its name because it brings money as well! Whatever may be the myths, but it is sure to cleanse the air around you. It is effective in removing formaldehyde and carbon monoxide from the air. It can be placed indoors or outdoors and gives an elegant look to the surrounding. And the noticeable fact is that it absorbs radiation emitted by the laptops, televisions and computers. So, it can be placed beside these items too!
The Areca palm plant
The Areca palm plant is a really awesome plant which will clean the surrounding environment as well as it has a so-called magical odor which will make you feel fresh every time you go near it. It grows easily and does not need much maintenance, so all you need to do is to provide ample amount of sunlight and water and enjoy the elegance and beauty it brings. It cleans various harmful toxins present in the air. Since it is a palm tree, it grows really fast and if you do not have any plans of growing it, you need to trim it regularly. It needs subtle brightness to grow and should be kept away from direct sunlight. It is a really good plant for elegance as well as purification.
The Green Milt plant
This plant is known more because of its beauty than its cleansing properties. It is an exotic plant which comes with a myth along with it. It is said that it is a good stress buster and brings positivity in the environment. Similar to other plants, it needs subtle brightness and should not be kept in direct sunlight. It is also named as Sansevieria MILT plant and can grow even in adverse conditions. It has the ability to remove xylene and benzene from the air. It should not go dry and water should be sprayed at regular intervals to keep it growing. All you need to do is to keep it in an open space and it will clean the air and provide greenery to the surroundings.
The Pink Syngonium plant
You must have witnessed many green plants, but let us now go for a pink colored plant. The Syngonium plant has purifying properties for sure, but it also gives a unique look to the surroundings. The leaves are heart shaped while young, but after full growth, it attains the arrowhead shape too. It cleans toxins like formaldehyde and benzene from the air. The interesting fact is that history says that this plant has Feng Shui’s five elements – Fire, Wood, Water, Earth and Metal, and thus brings good luck and positive vibes to you. It needs a bit of care. It needs to be kept moist in summer and needs less water in winters, and you will witness some really good vibes and positivity around you along with clean air!
The Spider plant
The plant is perfect to keep in the empty corners of the rooms, and it looks like a spider and gives a unique look to the surroundings. It is one of the most preferred plants for indoors because it is one of the easiest growing plants. All you need to do is to water it modestly and keep it in subtle light (again, not in direct sunlight) and you will witness the full growth. It removes various toxic chemicals from the air, and is believed to be a great plant in your house when you have pets with you!
The Cactus plant
No, don’t be surprised to see the cactus on the list. In your childhood you must have read that cactus grows only in deserts and grows well constantly. While the former is false, the later is entirely correct. You will not need to shift to the Sahara for growing this indoors! It needs the least maintenance and grows in direct light. So, you need to keep it in direct sunlight and water it not-so-frequently, and you will have a unique cactus plant in a pot on your table. The biggest benefit it has is that it is a good absorber of electromagnetic waves. So place it near your computer or laptop and be sure to have all those dirty electromagnetic waves gone! A really nice and unique plant when it comes to decoration and purification.