Plants in the home are incredibly beneficial, as despite being a decoration, they also cleanse the air from toxins and molds.
The inhalation of the harmful toxins from the air endangers health to a great extent.
NASA researchers found that numerous indoor plants are especially effective in filtering the air. They remove toxins, fresh paint, and dust from the air.
These are the six most powerful air-filtering indoor plants:
IVY (HEDERA HELIX)
This plant eliminates 60% of the toxic substances in the air and 58% of the waste particles within 6 hours after it has been placed in the room.
Snake Plant (SANSEVIERIA TRIFASCIATA “LAURENTII”)
The snake plant needs a little light to perform photosynthesis, and releases much oxygen during the night, so you can keep it in the bedroom.
Aloe Vera absorbs CO2, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide, and releases oxygen. Moreover, experts maintain that it is as effective as having 9 biological home air cleaners.
Ficus (FICUS ELASTICA)
This plant is easy to cultivate, and it effectively cleanses the air of formaldehyde.
Peace Lilies (“MAUNA LOA” SPATHIPHYLLUM)
The plant eliminates all air-borne harmful toxins and chemicals, as well as formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
Spider Plant (CHLOROPHYTUM COMOSUM)
The spider plant needs a little light to perform photosynthesis. It will also get rid of all toxins, such as styrene, gasoline, and carbon monoxide, and it is able to cleanse 200 m2 of space!
The recommendations of the NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) is to keep 15-19 houseplants in an area of 500 m2, so you will need about 3-4 plants for an 80 m2 area. Moreover, remember to always have one in the bedroom.