Houseplants decorate our homes, help relieve stress and give rest to the eyes. They help clean the indoor air of toxic impurities, saturate the atmosphere at home with oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide, humidify the air and capture dust. It is known that dry indoor air (especially in winter) can cause dry cough and dry skin. Many plants release plant antibiotics (phytoncides) and essential oils, destroying harmful microorganisms. A healthy large plant can clear up to 9 square meters. The most useful houseplants for air purification
Tradescantia (“female gossip”) The leaves of the plant are green, purple and striped (this species is called zebra). It looks very beautiful on pergolas or in hanging pots. The plant is able to neutralize electromagnetic radiation from various electrical appliances in the house and perfectly humidifies the air, improving the condition of patients with bronchitis.
Chlorophytum crested (spider plant, or “flying Dutchman”) purifies the air of tobacco smoke, formaldehyde and gas combustion products, and also releases bactericidal substances. Very suitable for landscaping the kitchen.
Aloe (agave) cleans the air of formaldehyde and releases large amounts of oxygen at night.
Sansiviera or sansivieria (“pike tail”, “snake skin”, “mother tongue”) perfectly cleans the indoor air from the products of decomposition of harmful chemicals (formaldehyde, ammonia, etc.), and is also able to enrich the atmosphere with oxygen at night.
Hamedorea (bamboo palm) humidifies the air, destroys pathogens and cleans from formaldehyde.
Citrus fruits destroy pathogenic bacteria by releasing essential oils. Help cope with depression, increase efficiency.
Spathiphyllum (“female happiness”) reduces the concentration of ammonia, formaldehyde, xylene in the air.
Indoor chrysanthemum or gerbera purifies indoor air from ammonia, formaldehyde, benzene and other harmful substances.
Ficus – captures dust particles and helps clean the air from the decay products of various plastics. Pelargonium (room geranium) purifies the air of pathogens, reduces stress, stabilizes blood pressure and can improve sleep. Excellent for the prevention of seasonal colds and viral diseases. Relieves headaches. Beware, the plant can cause allergies.
Begonia absorbs electromagnetic radiation, captures dust, saturates the air with oxygen and destroys pathogenic microflora. Dracaena cleans the air from the car’s exhaust gases, it is indispensable if the windows overlook a busy highway or parking lot.
Dieffenbachia destroys pathogens, protects against respiratory diseases. Neutralizes harmful substances released by various varnishes and paints.
Aglaonema purifies the air of formaldehyde, destroys pathogens (eg streptococci).
Laurel purifies the air of dust and pathogenic microorganisms (even the causative agent of tuberculosis – Koch’s bacillus). Very suitable for the kitchen.
Rosemary is needed to purify the air in lung diseases, helps prevent colds.
Epipremnum, hamedorea, anthurium reduce the concentration of benzene, xylene, formaldehyde and so on in the air.
Remember that healthy and well-maintained plants can purify the air. Water them and feed them on time, take care of the cleanliness of the leaves. Crushed activated carbon tablets can be added to soil and irrigation water. Plants will get rid of negativity and will maintain joy in the house.