Best Plants to Clean Indoor Air in the Office and Home
Natural Air Purifiers
Right now you’re breathing in dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold, bug skeletons, and endotoxins. That’s because indoor air is 5X more polluted than the air outside. Before you reach for a gas mask, consider this beautifully simple solution: add purifying plants to your home and office.
These plants are actually proven to clean indoor air and decrease your risk for developing “Sick Building Syndrome,” a new health concern characterized by itchy eyes, runny nose, or wheezing.
To fight this growing health concern, environmentalists and scientists studied hundreds of plants to evaluate their effectiveness at filtering out airborne toxins. They discovered that best purifying plants were able to clean indoor air and regulate temperature variables such as humidity.
Sound too good to be true? It’s possible because plants emit a water vapor, which sucks in dirty indoor air where it’s converted into plant food. It appears that Mother Nature has created a better indoor air cleaner than any man-made air purifier.
Best Plants to Clean the Air in the Office
Best plant to remove airborne toxins and regulate humidity, not to mention its ability to brighten up a room.
Photocopiers and other office equipment emit a chemical called trichloroethylene from the air, which just happens to be the chemical this plant sucks out of the air. They can grow to be up to 10 feet, so these are ideal for a good sized office.
Best Plants to Clean Air at Home
Paint and other household products are known to emit formaldehyde into the air. Clean the air in your environment with the rubber plant, a very low maintenance answer to air purifying.
Display the Boston Fern in a hanging basket or on a ledge. Prepare to spend a little more time nurturing it along while you enjoy its air purifying and humidifying benefits.
Peace lily or Gerbera Daisies
The Peace Lily is one of only a few plants that flower indoors, which makes it a beautiful and effective way to remove toxins from the air. Remove stale cigarette smoke or the lingering smell of previous tenants with Gerbera Daisies, which are effective at removing benzene from indoor air.
Which Plant Will You Get?
If you’re anything like the average American, you spend 90% of your time indoors. Explore your local nurseries to find these and other plants to clean the indoor air you’re breathing, but also add a dash of color and life to your day.
Try it for yourself and check in with us here or visit us on Facebook and let us know how a purifying plant changed your health.