April 1, 2013

Best Indoor Plants

Plants do not only add beauty at home. In fact, they also help making our home a healthy place for everyone. Some serve as “air filters” removing some impurities which lead to asthma, allergies and others.

Here are some recommended indoor plants that help in purifying air inside our home.

Bamboo Palm
This eliminates formaldehyde. It is also called as natural humidifier since it can transpire enough amount of water daily.

Snake Plant
(Sansevieria trifasciata)
Snake Plant aids improve air quality by absorbing toxins like nitrogen oxide and formaldehyde.

Areca Palm
(Dypsis lutescens)
Like bamboo palm, areca palm purifies air by filtering xylene and toluene. This is also considered as an effective humidifier. It can transpire a liter of water for 24 hours.

Spider Plant
(Chlorophytum comosum)
Spider plant is great in removing carbon monoxide and other impurities like formaldehyde.

Peace Lily
Peace Lily is also known as "Clean-All" plant becuase it filters formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. This is also perfetct for bathrooms and laudry since it filters mold spores.

Gerbera Daisy
(from Asteraceae family)

Gerbera Daisy and Pot Mum (Florist's Chrysantemum) belong to sunflower family.
Pot mum helps in reducing indoor-pollution by filtering impurities like benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, toluene and trichloroethylene. On the other hand, gerbera daisy does not only help in purifying ait but also aids to improve our sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing more oxygen overnight.

Pot Mum or Florist's Chrysanthemum
(also from Asteraceae family)

Red-Edged Dracena
(Dracaena marginata)
Like chrysanthemums, this breed of dracena also helps reducing the amount of benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene, trichloroethylene
You can visit Wikipedia for other great indoor plants.