Air-purifying plants are beneficial. Besides, living in modern buildings, where air flow is less can be harmful for one’s health. Also, less air-flow can result in indoor air-pollution. But, there are certain kinds of plants that can purify indoor air. Less air-flow leads to several diseases including asthma and sick-building syndrome. Synthetic building materials and carpets consist of chemicals which can contribute to indoor pollution.

What benefits does plants provide:

Growing houseplants can result into following benefits-

  • Can uplift mood
  • Relieves stress and fatigue
  • Improves concentration and memory

Air-purifying plants:

  • Spider plants
Spider plants

This plant is also called as air plant. Besides, it grows speedily and looks beautiful in a hanging basket. You can hang it in your office cabin as well. It has around 200 species. Also, spider plant is non-toxic and eradicate formaldehyde, xylene from air.

  • Dracaenas
Dracaenas

This houseplant is available in all shape, size and colours. However, Dracaenas isn’t a animal-friendly plant. If a dog or a cat somehow eat it then they may vomit and salivate more. Also, this plant removes formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, benzene and trichloroethylene from air.

  • Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Golden Pothos

It grows up to eight feet . Besides, Golden pothos is an effective air purifier and can remove formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, benzene, carbon monoxide and other harmful toxins. Also, this is not an animal friendly plant. It has another name, which is devil’s ivy.

  • Areca palms (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)
Areca palms

Usually because of it’s huge size, people prefer to grow it outside of house. Besides, if you have enough space in your house, then you can grow it inside as well. Areca Palm needs a good quantity of water in every season, expect winter. This plant is non-toxic, so it will not harm animals. Also, it eradicates benzene, carbon monoxide, xylene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and more.

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