7 Top House plants to De-Stress Your Home and Purify the Air
House plants are an integral component of any kind of new-age interior design and their popularity is not just due to the style quotient they bring along, but also as they are relatively easy to take care of and are known to provide significant health benefits purifying the air.
With its growing popularity, there are a lot of house plants available in the market complicating the decision-making of people. However, considering aspects such as your expectations and preferences from the plant, the level of care and commitment that you can give to the plant, the availability of light within the designated space for your plant, etc are equally important while you choose an indoor plant.
Let’s, therefore, have a look at the 7 top house plants to de-stress your home and purify the air:
1. Aloe Vera
Commonly referred to as the “plant of immortality”, Aloe Vera is a beautiful and distinctive-looking succulent plant filled with vitamins and minerals that are considered great for one’s skin.
As one of the best indoor house plant Aloe Vera can help in improving the air quality of your home by clearing the toxins found in chemical cleaning products and the gel of the aloe plant has several healing properties, such as soothing skin burns and cuts to detoxing the body. The air purifying indoor plant with its capability to restore oxygen levels should be taken care of to be placed where it can get adequate sunlight.
2. Snake Plant
Also known as “mother-in-law’s tongue”, Snake Plant is a resilient succulent that can grow anywhere from 6 inches to several feet. Apart from providing a green ambiance, they also have numerous health benefits.
Known to improve air quality, snake plants have the distinct ability to convert carbon dioxide(CO2) into oxygen at night, which makes it the ideal plant to be kept in bedrooms or living room. This air purifying indoor plant can also absorb cancer-causing pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. Their minimal need for sunlight and water to survive makes them an easy choice for any corner of your home.
3. English Ivy
Hedera helix, commonly referred to as “English Ivy” is a clinging evergreen vine that’s normally used as an ornamental green covering for stone or brick walls, fences, or hanging in baskets and windows.
Kown to purify the air and reduce indoor air pollutants, English Ivy was listed by NASA scientists as the best air-filtering houseplant and is most effective in absorbing toxic pollutants like formaldehyde. Easy to grow and adaptable according to one’s preferences, they need moderate temperature medium sunlight. Known to stay green all around the year, they grow 50 feet long or more depending on the surface of growth.
4. Peace Lily
Peace Lilly, also known as “spath” or “closet plants”, is a grass-like flowering house plant that is beautiful and attractive, bringing much-needed calmness and tranquility to your indoors and therefore a popular choice for offices and homes.
Placed under the shade and at a cool temperature, they can reduce the levels of a number of toxic gases like carbon monoxide and formaldehyde in the air and purify the air. Requiring minimal light and water, these eye-catching plants with large leaves are super-easy to grow on very low maintenance, making them one of the best plans to start out home-gardening.
5. Spider Plant
Spider Plant, also known as airplane plant, St. Bernard’s lily, spider ivy, and ribbon plant is a perennial flowering plant that is considered as one of the most adaptable of house plants as they can grow under a varied range of conditions and are easy to maintain.
With its uniquely-shaped leaves, the spider plant adds to the ambiance and also removes odor and several toxins from the air, and acts as a natural air purifier. Known to tolerate ignorance, they are one of the best choices for beginners or forgetful owners and can be either potted or placed in a hanging basket.
6. Bamboo plant
Bamboo palms, also known as bamboo plants are rare tropical delights growing to 0.3-6m tall with slender, cane-like stems bringing color and warmth to your living spaces. Popular both as an outdoor and indoor plant, they love the shade, lots of water, and fairly low temperatures.
Known for its quality to purify the air and improve the air quality, bamboo palms are easy to grow and maintain. Although most tropical plants are known to require bright light to live, Bamboo plans can survive in low and indirect light making them perfect for indoor environments such as homes, offices, and malls.
7. Baby Rubber plant
Baby rubber plant, also known as pepper face is a flowering succulent originally found in the rainforests of South America. Unrelated to natural rubber, they are characterized by their thick upright stems with glossy, oversized leaves and are preferred to be watered with room-temperature water.
Ideal for cleaning the air, eliminating toxins, Baby rubber plants are one of the easiest plants to grow as they can grow even in dim lighting and cooler temperature and are relatively disease or pest-free. Known to grow fairly quickly, they can grow up to 3’ to 4’ feet per year, provided the right conditions.
Also perceived and pursued as an art that is capable enough of keeping a part of nature closer to our souls, Indoor Gardening is also an initiative for a safer and greener future.
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