Are you a plant person? Do you currently have any plants inside of your home? I know a fair few people who don’t have a plant in sight. It’s actually pretty bad to not have plants in your home, it is well known that indoor air is actually much more polluted than the air you find outside. Plants actually have a magnificent property that they can actually filter the bad air back into nice breathable and less polluted air, amazing isn’t it? Just how trees can turn carbon dioxide into oxygen, plants also have the ability to create better air inside your home.
Pollutants are everywhere, did you know its actually terrible for your health to dry your clothes indoors? Well, terrible may be an over exaggeration, but drying your clothes indoors may actually pose a risk to those who have asthma, hay-fever and other allergies. That’s why having plants in your home is important, because most people have absolutely no idea what the conditions are like inside their homes.
Plants don’t just offer a way to decorate and also customise the look of your home, they actually have physical and mental benefits, and that’s why you should be looking into getting some plants. There are many types of plant that have their benefits, but which ones are best for air purification? Lets have a look.
NASA actually did a study into indoor plants, as they are thinking about using plants to filter the International space station, their findings are completely open but here is a list of the suggested plants for producing oxygen from CO2 but also absorbing benzene, trichloroethane and formaldehyde.
- Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)
- Warneck dracaena (Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckii’)
- Peace lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’)
- Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
- Golden pothos or Devil’s ivy (Scindapsus aures or Epipremnum aureum)
- Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata)
- Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron oxycardium, syn.Philodendron cordatum)
- English ivy (Hedera helix)
- Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema modestum)
- Snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata’Laurentii’)
- Selloum philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum, syn.Philodendron selloum)
- Elephant ear philodendron (Philodendron domesticum)
- Pot mum or florist’s chrysanthemum (Chrysantheium morifolium)
- Cornstalk dracaena (Dracaena fragans ‘Massangeana’)
- Janet Craig dracaena (Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig’)
- Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)
- Gerbera daisy or Barberton daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
- Bamboo palm or reed palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii)
The majority of these plants are actually very pretty, they are attractive to the eye and will make your home look great, as well as filtering the air. Getting your hands on the majority of these plants shouldn’t be difficult, there are a few places that offer a decent service in your average brick and mortar. But there are also other alternatives, if your looking for easy delivery, you can also order these online. Online ordering is as easy as pie!
The next question is are you going to get them for your home, or maybe for your office? Office plants are important too, you have to think, during the week, your employees spend most of their time in the office, and breathing in unpure air just cant be good for anyone. So what’s the best way to go about it? There are certain website out there that offer a plant hire service. This service also offers a maintenance contract, this means that staff will come round and water the plants and keep them well, meaning you don’t have to worry about it. Keeping your office air pure is important too, why not have a go?