Many of the products we routinely use indoors emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause mild to severe reactions. These eight plants that purify indoor air naturally may be the best solution because they beautify and scrub some VOCs out of the air.
- The Peace lily absorbs benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene, products found in furniture dry cleaning and vehicle exhaust.
- Dracenas are sturdy plants that thrive in a variety of lighting conditions.
- Chrysanthemum, commonly found as blooming, potted plants in the fall, removes many VOCs, including ammonia.
- The bamboo palm needs plenty of indirect bright light, frequent misting and adequate water. It can grow to a large size, making it a highly beneficial plant.
- Rubber plants are another large plant that help clean your air.
- English ivy is an easy-to-grow house plant that can hang from the ceiling when space is an issue.
- A spider plant removes hazardous compounds from your air and will reward you with plenty of babies that you can put in individual pots.
- A pothos is one of the easiest indoor plants to grow that absorbs VOCs.
Remember, some plants may be toxic if ingested by children or pets, so always consult an authority before bringing a new plant into your home.
What do you do to purify your indoor air? We’d love to hear your suggestions. You can also join the discussion on the Signature Pointe Apartments Facebook page.
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