A home filled with stale air can be quite challenging for your mental health. This is particularly why winter is such a difficult time for many people; the windows are closed and the air quality quickly changes from positive to negative. The good news is that you don’t have to open the windows and let Jack Frost into your home. You just need some air purifying plants!
Areca Palms are a beautiful plant that bring many benefits that go beyond what meets the eye. This type of palm is known for removing the three notorious toxins (toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate) that are known to be quite hazardous to human health. The best part? Areca Palms also infuse the air with large amounts of water vapor, making them a natural humidifier!
If your home is currently being taken over by insects, such as spiders and other pests that like to make your humble abode their own, Lady Palms are an excellent plant to have. These plants are also great for purifying the air in general, bringing you a breath of fresh air in every room. As a bonus, Lady Palms beat spraying harmful bug repellant chemicals in the home!
Are you seeing a common theme here? Palms are amazing air purifying plants. Dwarf Date Palms, in particular, are amazing for removing airborne chemicals that are quite common in a home due to cleaning supplies and such. It’s also an easy plant to take care of. Though, the leaves do have little needle-like spines so you’ll want to make sure these plants are up and away from kids and pets.
Perhaps palms aren’t your thing and you’re looking for blossoming plants that purify the air. Peace Lilies are an excellent option that can remove all types of toxins from the air, such as acetone, trichloroethylene, benzene, formaldehyde and alcohols. These toxins are harmful to both humans and pets, so if you have some furry companions running around, you’ll definitely want to add some peace lilies into your interior.
Bring some green into your interior with Philodendron plants and you’ll have plenty of natural air purify elements filling your home. Philodendron plants come in many different varieties, such as Red Emerald, Heart-Leaf, Elephant Ear and Lacy Tree. Each variety is amazing at detoxifying the air and choosing which one really comes down to preference. Perhaps you’ll want to add each variety into your home to maximize the detoxifying elements and beauty.
If you’re looking for an easy-to-care-for plant (or a hard-to-kill plant for those of you with a black thumb), you can’t go wrong with Dracaena plants. These types of plants are often hailed for being one of the best plants at removing trichloroethylene from the air, and they’re also one of the easiest houseplants to grow. If you maintain Dracaena properly, your plants can continue to remove harmful trichloroethylene from the air for decades to come.
Clean air is key to achieving optimal mental health. So before you decide to embark on a new spiritual journey, pick up some of these natural air purifying plants to ensure your home is ready for a clean, “good vibes only” adventure.
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