There are many benefits that come with keeping houseplants, but not many people are aware of their ability to naturally filter toxins out of the air in their homes. Many people often keep their houseplants in the common rooms like living room, balconies or patios so that the tenants or their guests can easily enjoy them. Keep this in mind that the bathroom is the one room in the apartment or house that can benefit the most from having a houseplant. Be aware that the bathrooms contain the highest concentration of toxins because its where we use a large number of concentrate chemical cleaners.
Bathrooms are often moist and steamy, and thankfully many of houseplants can filter out the toxins that are sitting in the air. Here are five best houseplants that can help reduce all sorts of serious air pollutants, even benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene, as well as microbial pathogens. In addition, it reduces air toxins and carbon dioxide while increasing oxygen levels and humidity.
Peace Lily is one of the popular varieties of houseplants because they are relatively easy to maintain and their pure white blossoms are beautiful. This plant not only brightens up the living areas, but are excellent at cleaning the air of the room they are in. NASA scientists have recognized Peace Lily for its air-cleaning plant and it breaks down and neutralizes toxic gases like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide inside its pores. It’s great for your bathroom or rooms that need some fresh air!
Snake Plant is originated in South and West Africa. The plant is known for its long, stiff green leaves with yellow highlights. According to the NASA study, it doesn’t require a lot of sunlight and can handle irregular watering, which is perfect for college students! Moreover, it’s the most effective plant in removing benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene.
Bamboo Palm, which some people may think it’s from China but it’s native to Mexico and Central America and is perfect for low light areas. The plant highlights its adaptability to the environment, exotic look and anti-pollutant abilities. Often you will see in malls, offices, homes and courtyards. Moreover, it removes formaldehyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier. It’s a great addition for college students in their rooms and bathrooms.
Gerbera Daisy is a stunning flowering plant that has a unique ability to bloom in red, yellow, pink or orange. This could make your bathroom or bedroom definitely colorful and additional feelings to it. Please be advised that when grown outdoor it’s easy to grow and maintain however, as a houseplant it may become difficult because it needs sunlight to repeat flower. It does a great job in filtering benzene formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. If you love having plants around your apartment or home, highly recommended!
Golden Pothos is a vine that resembles ivy but is much more succulent in appearance. The plant is considered one of the top five air filtering plants available and it’s considered one of the easiest to grow! Keep in mind that the plant will not produce flowers, but the leaves and vine is thick that it makes up for flowers with foliage. If you’re looking for something simple, easy to grow and does the job, Golden Pothos is recommended!
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