If you think house plants are a hassle, think again. They absorb carbon dioxide from the air, and they can also be beneficial to your health. Plants thrive on the toxins that harm us, so they absorb the harmful particles in the air.
Leaves and stems of the plants are natural filters for particles in the air. If you have a room full of plants, you tend to have less dust and allergens floating through the air. Another perk of houseplants is they can increase the humidity in the air.
Here are some houseplants that offer some great benefits you can add to your home:
The peace lily is an excellent plant to help trap allergens and mold in the air. The peace lily is easy to find at your local garden center. It is a low light plant so you can keep it in rooms that don’t get a lot of light.
The spider plant not only adds humidity to your home, but it also grabs toxins. The includes formaldehyde, which comes from things in the house like furniture, paper towels, paper bags, and facial tissue. It can handle other toxic impurities as well, such as carbon monoxide.
The best part of spider plants is you don’t have to have a green thumb to grow them, a little water, and light, and they are good to go.
Along with English Ivy, the asparagus fern acts like an air filter. It picks up indoor air pollutants known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) that can irritate the eyes, nose, and trigger asthma.
House plants are natural air filters that help reduce harmful compounds in the air that can make you sick. There are a variety of houseplants you can buy, make sure you have the correct lighting for the plant.
Another perk of house plants? Because they are natural and visually appealing, they remind you of nature, which boosts your mood.
Go on and get planting!