Clean Air Plants
For centuries people have brought plants inside to decorate their homes. We have always strived to recreate a natural home environment. Plants definitely have tons of visual eye appeal but they also serve many additional purposes! Studies have proven plants help boost your mood, increase productivity, and even clean indoor air by absorbing toxins while adding life to any room.
There are many other positive benefits to growing and caring for plants. One of the most important and impressive to us is how some plants fight toxins in the air. Examples of toxins that can create harmful environments for humans are:
Benzene - The benzene in indoor air comes from products that contain benzene such as glues, paints, furniture wax, and detergents. The air around hazardous waste sites or gas stations can contain higher levels of benzene than in other areas. Tobacco smoke is also a major source of benzene exposure.
Formaldehyde - Since it kills most bacteria, a solution of formaldehyde and water is commonly used as a disinfectant. It’s a colorless, strong-smelling gas used in making building materials and many household products. It is used in pressed-wood products, such as particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard; glues and adhesives, permanent-press fabrics, paper product coatings, and certain insulation materials.
Health issues can arise when exposed to high levels of toxic air. Allergic effects, potential carcinogenic effects and neurologic problems are examples of issues that can arise.
Nobody wants to live in an unhealthy environment. Taking a step and purchasing some clean air plants is an easy way to reduce toxic air in your home. We are providing you with a list of plants that can help reduce the toxins.
Ten Clean Air Plants
- Spider Plant
- Peace Lily
- Boston Fern
- Snake Plant
- English Ivy
- Chinese Evergreen
Most of these plants can be found in your local nursery. Fall is upon us and there is an abundance of plants waiting for a new home! Most are moderately priced dependent on size. Look into what plant you are purchasing too. On this list is a variety of high light to low light plants. A lot of these plants are very easy to manage. One of the major problems people have is OVERWATERING. You will find out that a lot of these plants don’t need as much water as you think. If you live in high altitude then some plants need to be watered a tad bit more than plants at sea level. Usually when the soil is dry. Do some simple research about your plant and find the easiest to care for. If you have questions about your plants shoot us an email or drop us a direct message on Instagram (@pomeglobal). Do yourself and the ones who enter your house a favor: buy some plants to liven up your home and fight airborne toxins that may be lingering!