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One of the positive points of having plants at home is to be able to take advantage of their air purifying powers. When we know that NASA is studying certain varieties to try to duplicate their system in order to renew the air in their rockets, these small plants still have a lot to teach us.
Fortunately, putting a few plants in your home can significantly reduce the presence of these pollutants. It would only take about 15 plants for a house of 167m2, or 2 to 3 plants for a room of 17 to 20m2.
This pretty green plant is native of South Africa. Very easy to maintain, for sunny or shady interiors, it adapts very well! We put a little water on it every week, we can even put it outside when it is not too cold... one of the most resistant plants I know!
Very effective to absorb formaldehydes in high doses, but not only ! Carbon monoxide (it can remove up to 96% of carbon monoxide in 24 hours in a small closed room!), toluene, xylene...
Still a must for indoor plants. That it is the variety benjamina (weeping fig tree), like elastica, robusta... the ficus are very good air purifiers!
One avoids the direct sun but one places it in a very luminous room so that it grows quickly and it will get rid of a good part of formaldehydes, benzenes, carbon monoxides, and other volatile organic compounds (VOC).
Dracaenas are plants that look like palm trees but are not!
A long trunk, leaves at the top, dragon trees in apartments can reach 1 to 2m and are really not complicated to maintain, as long as you don't put them too much water or direct light.
Dragon trees are among the most depolluting plants ... trichloroethylene, xylene, benzene, carbon monoxide! In short, a plant to have.
They are easy to use, not only because they are easy to care for and resistant, but also because their green colour immediately decorates an interior.
You have several kinds, some are more depolluting than others but overall, they are all good. Areca, Kentia and Cycas palms eliminate xylene, toluene and formaldehyde.
Yucca and Raphis palms remove ammonia odors!
Well known for years for its incredible resistance ! Impossible to kill it, it's the plant I recommend to beginners who tell me they kill everything !
With its large and very resistant leaves, this greasy plant really doesn't need much maintenance and will take care with pleasure of the infernal trio formaldehyde - benzene - trichloroethylene !
It's not very complicated to take care of and it immediately embellishes a room ! Dense foliage, leaves that make a jungle right away... but above all, this pretty and imposing plant oxygenates a room well and filters formaldehydes and trichloroethylene.
Peace Lilies are an easy and undemanding plant to look after. Their glossy green leaves make the perfect addition to any room especially with a slow-release fertilizer in spring to promote growth and those glorious white flowers. Most important is it can remove toxins from air!
You might recognize English Ivy as the climber plant in walls or trees outdoors, but NASA claims that it is the number one indoor houseplant when it comes to its air purifiers. They grow well in small pots and prefer to be crowded.
You will see many varieties of this plant, but is one of the easiest indoor house plant to grow. They can tolerate most conditions but thrive well in drained soil, humid temps with medium to low light conditions.
The easy-to-grow fern is known for its sword-shaped fronds which makes it perfect for a hanging basket or pedestal. Thrives in humid environments and requires consistent moisture. Keep them happy with regular misting, moist soil and it will help to clean the air.
I hope you liked this article and that it will help you to choose the plants for your home 🙂 Do not hesitate to ask us if you have any question 💚