Want to improve your health but don’t know how? Try a few of these plants that clean the air and remove toxins for a start!
Christmas is coming. That means that New Year’s resolutions are on their way too. This grueling tradition of either committing to something healthy or sacrificing something fun may be easier to complete than you think. If having a detox is on your list of things to pursue then these top 5 indoor plants that clean the air and remove toxins are going to make it easy for you. Just simply have these plants in your home and get ready for a breath of fresh air.
1. Snake Plant
Don’t be put off by the name, it does not contain any traces of snake. It is intriguing, however, that this toxicity removing plant is named after a venomous animal. The truth is it can reduce harmful chemicals in the air such as formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, and trichloroethylene. Snakes are not known for their guardianship, however this one is. A common staple in any office or home alike, they are incredibly easy to manage and demand a watering every 2 weeks. Use their long and pointy leaves to help set thresholds in entrance areas, or to direct the gaze of guests towards a photo or artwork.
2. Aloe Vera
One of mother nature’s miracle plants, Aloe Vera boasts a number of health benefits. When harvested, the juice from this family favourite can treat rashes and soothe sunburns. And that’s not all. A simple Aloe Vera plant will work tirelessly to reduce the carcinogenic chemical formaldehyde, which is known to produce an array of unpleasant symptoms including asthma. When taking care of an Aloe Vera, it is important to know that as a variety of succulent it needs a dry and well-lit environment. Make sure to not overwater and allow sufficient drainage from your planter. When you look after an Aloe Vera carefully, it will love you back.
3. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema Commutatum)
Much akin to the snake plant, the Chinese Evergreen is a tropical plant that has gorgeous variegated leaves and when flowering, it can produce simple little cups that encase their pollen. Aglaonema will store water away for the lack of a rainy day. This means that, though it needs little upkeep, overwatering will result in rot. Removing xylene and formaldehyde are just two of the purifying party tricks that this Chinese beauty has up her sleeve.
4. English Ivy (Hedera Helix)
This pretty little vine is perfect for a hanging planter and if allowed, will climb over almost anything. It has a hardy personality that means it requires little human interference. Preferring moist and shady conditions, Hedera, on the other hand, does not enjoy direct sunlight. The health benefits of entertaining English Ivy in your home are potent. It has the superplant strength to remove formaldehyde, benzene, xylene and trichloroethylene
5. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
The Peace Lily supplies as the name suggests. Apart from the usual chemical removal of trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, benzene and xylene, the Peace Lily is able to reduce levels of ammonia. And the icing? It will cleanse 78% of airborne mold in your indoor environment, according to scientists at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Detoxing the air is just one of the many benefits of keeping plants in the home. Research has proven that living amongst foliage can reduce stress and make people feel calmer by soothing the nervous system. An innate part of our biology is closely tied to plants. The only question that remains is how to get those plants into our homes. That’s where our impressive range of eco-friendly planters comes into play. Looking after your health can be stylish too you know. Search here for that perfect planter for that protective plant!