Today we will tell you about 5 houseplants that perfectly clean the air in your home.
An unpretentious plant that very effectively copes with the absorption of harmful toxins and substances from the air, such as carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde and toluene. On top of that, chlorophytum reduces the number of harmful microorganisms in the air.
Three to four adult chlorophytum plants are capable of effectively purifying the air in a room up to 10 square meters.
Chlorophytum does not require any special conditions and care, it grows well in both cold and warm rooms, it is not afraid of dry air and does not need a lot of light, which makes it one of the most common indoor plants.
Another champion plant in the absorption of formaldehyde from the air, which is especially important for rooms with a lot of plastic furniture, household appliances and furniture with chipboard and lacquer coating. Also, like chlorophytum, it effectively copes with the reduction of harmful protozoa microorganisms.
Aloe is perfect for a bedroom, since it is at night that it most actively absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen.
For normal growth, scarlet needs only a small amount of light and moisture.
3. Geranium or Pelargonium
A very popular flowering plant that is known for its properties to calm the nervous system, reduce stress and improve sleep. The most important thing in caring for geraniums is adherence to the correct watering regime: often in summer, rarely in winter.
But Pelargonium gained particular popularity thanks to the bactericidal substances it secretes, which significantly reduce the level of protozoan microorganisms, including staphylococci.
Schefflera is a distant relative of ginseng, a very beautiful ornamental plant in the form of a small tree or bush. A leaky umbrella - as the sheffler is also called - is perfect for rooms where people smoke, because it neutralizes nicotine and tar that are contained in tobacco smoke.
One adult sheffler is capable of absorbing up to 10 liters of carbon dioxide per day, releasing two to three times more oxygen in return. In addition, it significantly increases air humidity.
The disadvantages of shefflers can be attributed to her finickyness to lighting, air humidity and watering regime.
Highly decorative plant of the genus of ferns. In terms of its useful qualities, it is practically not inferior to chlorophytum, but it humidifies the air much better due to its demand for frequent watering, so 2-3 adult plants are able to increase the humidity to 75% in a room up to 20 sq. m.