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Purifying plants for your home

 

According to UC Berkley's "Berkley Wellness" indoor plants are not only beautiful additions to your home but they also have health benefits and may aid in healing. Greenery in the home has proven to create a positive atmosphere, lower stress, improve productivity, and improve air quality. 

 

Here are some house plants you can add to your home to help purify your air. 

 

Areca Palm Tree

 

The Areca Palm Tree is one of the most popular indoor houseplants. The Areca Palm is an exotic looking plant that can reach a height of 8ft indoors and 25ft outdoors. This plant will help eliminate toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.

 

The tree needs indirect bright light. 

 

Lady Palm

The lady palm can adapt to a variety of conditions. The palm can grow up to 14 ft but can also be potted in a small container and be used as a table plant. The lady palm will help remove these toxins: ammonia, formaldehyde, xylene, and carbon dioxide.

 

The palm needs bright indirect light. 

 

Peace Lily

The peace lily is a beautiful plant to bring indoors, it breaks down and neutralizes toxic gases like benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide.

 

Medium indirect sunlight is best for the peace lily.

Spider Plant

 

The Spider Plant is resilient plant that will purify the air from toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide.

 

Spider plant will thrive in bright indirect sunlight.

 

Bamboo Palm

The bamboo palm is a great air purifier because of it's large presence in a indoor space. The bamboo palm will purify the home from pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. 

 

The bamboo palm will thrive in direct sunlight. 

 

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties and while indoors will help purify the home from formaldehyde.

 

Aloe Vera plants need indirect sunlight. 

Boston Fern

 The boston fern will remove pollutants such as formaldehyde and xylene.

 

 This plant needs high humidity and indirect sunlight. 

Will you adding any of these air purifying plants in your home? Let us know in the comments below. 

 

 

 

 

 

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