Yes, as you read, there are indoor plants that purify the air of your home. Now, just as you’d like to buy plants to make your home a prettier place, you’re going to want these to be as they help clean the air you breathe in your home.
What toxic airs do we find in our home?
As you know, we are surrounded by a lot of harmful gases that can harm our health. Among them, at home, we can find some such as the following, in products and objects that we have at our daily disposal:
- Ammonia: it is a gas that is on any computer, in tobacco smoke and in some cleaning products. This gas leaves a dry throat, chest pains and can cause inflammations of the larynx and lungs.
- Benzene: this is found in tobacco smoke and some detergents and soaps, paints and varnishes. It is a gas known as carcinogenic.
- Tichloroethane: a gas found in fabric and carpet cleaners, in red water, printer cartridges, varnishes and paints. This gas has carcinogenic effects and can cause irritation of eyes, skin, liver and kidneys.
- Xylene: used to produce plastics, paints and glues, you can find it on any object in your home. This gas causes skin and airway and eye irritation.
Which plants purify the air in your home?
Now, having indoor plants can help make your home’s air cleaner. This happens because these gases become the food of the plants, who will receive them and clean the environment. These are the plants you should have in your home if you want the air to be free of harmful gases:
- Poto: a very common plant in offices and homes. It can be adapted to temperatures between 17oC and -30oC. Absorbs Xylene and Benzene gases from the air.
- Spatiphile: it is a plant that survives with low light and little water. They are responsible for cleaning the air of Benzene, Xylene, Ammonia and Trichloroethylene.
- Bamboo Palm: is a very aesthetic plant that can reach 3 meters high. This plant removes Xylene and Ammonia from your home.
- Tiger tongue: withstands very adverse conditions and improves the quality of your air. Eliminate Benzene, Xylene and Trichloroethylene.
- Ficus robusta: it is a very fast growing plant that, thanks to its perspiration, contributes to an always humid environment, which goes very well to avoid moisture.
What’s your favorite? Do you have any at home yet? At Nostresol we support responsible and sustainable consumption. That’s why we teach you this eco-friendly and totally natural alternative to filter the air in your home.