Indoor plants – less toxins, more oxygen
Based on the research, NASA has recommended that for every 9 square meters of living space should be put plants in pots with a diameter of 15 cm.
The plants their leaves absorb harmful substances from the air and carried them to the roots, are used as nutritious, and also function as natural air purifiers.
This their function perfectly can be used in the household or workplace.
Because today’s modern lifestyle, many are forced most of the day to stay indoors because of work, other commitments, and lack of time to stay outdoors.
However, everyone is always nicer when the air is cleaner, and therefore healthier.
Environment without enough oxygen smothers your body, makes us tired and listless, and bad effect on immunity.
Today we are surrounded by and a number of cases, many of which emit toxins that may contribute to the development of serious diseases.
The most common toxins indoors are:
Formaldehyde – often present in carpets, chip boards, insulation foam, paper, cleaning agents, adhesives and flame retardant
Trichlorethylene – present in polishes, paints and adhesives
Benzene – present in plastics, synthetics and detergents
All these harmful compounds significantly be reduced if enrich your living space pot plants which, in addition to purify the air, space pleasant and beautiful to stay.
7 plants to purify your living space
1.Peace lily – Spathiphyllum
Peace lily is a beautiful plant that can improve the air quality in the home by 60%.
Reduces levels of mold spores so that it is absorbed through the leaves and feed them their roots.
Bathrooms can reduce the appearance of moisture and absorb harmful vapors of acetone and alcohol. Removes ammonia, benzene, trichlorethylene and formaldehyde.
In addition, it boasts a white flower that is very nice to decorate the space.
Peace lily is not demanding to maintain, requires indirect light and moist earth.
2.Golden creeper – Epipremnum aureum
Golden creeper is an excellent cleaner air, but can be toxic to pets, so keep an eye on it.
On the other hand, has a beneficial effect on human health because filtered air of benzene and formaldehyde, which are for example present in cigarette smoke.
Due to the low maintenance, among the more popular the pot plants.
Seeking very little maintenance. Irrigates only when the soil is dry, the perfect place to hold it in indirect light.
3. Tap fern – Nephrolepis exaltata
Domestic green fern is a plant that is a natural humidifier and has a nice appearance.
It is ideal for those who have problems with dry skin and other accompanying discomforts of cold weather.
In addition to air humidification, eliminating traces of formaldehyde and most other types of toxins.
When maintenance is essential to keep your home fern on the lit area and abundantly watered.
4. Green lily – Chlorophytum comosum
Lily green house plant is a common and simple to maintain.
In just two days can eliminate as much as 90% of toxins from the air.
The leaves of green lily grows very quickly and helps in absorption of harmful substances such as mold or other allergens.
It also removes small amounts of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide from the air.
In one study, a room filled with green lilies was purified of carbon monoxide within just 24 hours.
5.Snake – Sansevieria trifasciata
Snake or sanseverija night produces oxygen which makes it an ideal plant for the bedroom.
Equally his favor lit and darker places.
It represents an inexpensive way to purify the air.
It is particularly suitable for bedrooms where, otherwise, a sensitive post any plant species, because most of them, unlike sanseverije, at night takes oxygen from the air.
Also many other purified and toxic particles from the air.
6. Ficus – Ficus elastica robusta
This plant moisturizes the air, removes harmful vapors in the air and reduces harmful microorganisms in the room.
Its effectiveness in the purification of air improves with time.
Bacteria found in the leaves of ficus, food toxins from the air.
This process ficus emits clean air, and with the growth of the plant itself its microorganisms multiply and it becomes more effective in further purification of air.
If you are allergic to latex, carefully handle with rubber plant!
7.Chrysanthemum – Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum plant is particularly attractive, effective in the removal of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC compounds), especially benzene which is associated with cancer.
Many tobacco products contain high levels of benzene, which is why the plant useful in households smokers.