Not only are they decorative and make your home look cozy and welcoming, plants have more important purpose. They can cleanse the air from mold and toxins.
According to a study conducted by NASA based on domestic plants, there are certain types of plants that do better job at cleaning the air from toxins. These plants can also clean the air from dust, paint, building materials etc.
Here are the 6 types of plants that are a must-have in every home:
Aloe can increase oxygen levels by absorbing the carbon dioxide, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. This plant replaces nine air purifiers.
Snake plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
This unique plant sucks in the carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night. It is often chosen to be placed in bedrooms or carpeted living rooms. It prevents the formaldehyde that leaks from your carpet and wood furniture from sticking around the air.
Ivy (Hedera Helix)
Everyone should have this plant at home because it eliminates 60% of the toxins in the air and 58% of particles of feces within six hours since it’s brought in the room.
Ficus (Ficus Elastica)
Easy to maintain and doesn’t require a lot of sunlight. Purifies the air from formaldehyde, but be careful if you have small children or pets because its leaves may be poisonous.
Spider plant (Clorophytum Comosum)
The spider plant has the ability of performing photosynthesis under minimal light. It absorbs formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, gasoline and styrene from the air. One plant is enough to cleanse a 200 square meters space.
Peace lilies (Spathyphyllum “Mauna Loa)
Can remove toxins from the air and eliminate formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.