Common knowledge taught us that plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. But, what most people don’t know is that some plants are better in doing this job than others, or in other words, they can purify your home better than anything else.
Even though we know it for its incredible healing properties, Aloe Vera is also known as the ‘oxygen bomb’ because it has incredible abilities to increase the oxygen levels in your home. Moreover, it absorbs more carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde than most other plants. You should know that it needs light and well-drained soil, and because it is a succulent, it doesn’t need watering often. (Keep this one out of reach if you have a curious dog or cat- ingestion can cause vomiting).
It will make your home pretty and rid of that formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene and ammonia. It is even topped NASA’s list of best plants for purifying the air. Keep it in shade and weekly watering is all it needs to survive so it’s easy to take care of. (Keep this one out of reach of your pets).
This one can be found in almost every home. It can effectively filter a 200 square meter area of toxins like gasoline, formaldehyde, styrene and carbon monoxide.
Another plant that doesn’t need much light to survive; It is a good choice for those looking for a simple plant to take care of.
First of all, totally different from the poison ivy. This plant can eliminate 60% of toxins and 58% of feces particles within 6 hours. It requires 4 or more hours of direct sunlight a day, so keeping it near a window is usually best (again, keep away from pets because it can be toxic if eaten by cats and dogs).
This amazing plant can not only remove benzene, but it can eliminate up to 90% of formaldehyde in a 24 hour period. It needs direct sunlight to encourage the buds to open and get the full purifying effect, so keep it beside a window.
This plant is indestructible! It’s considered to be one of the best air purifiers thanks to its ability to reduce levels of benzene and trichloroethylene immensely. It needs bright and direct light (and another one that is not pet-friendly, so be careful).
Even NASA recommends for every household to have between 15 and 18 of these plants in an area of 500 square meters, and to keep at least one in the bedroom.