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Purify Your Home Posted On 11 January 2022

 

Indoor Plants to Improve your Air Quality

 

A quick scroll through social media or interior magazines will tell you just how trendy indoor foliage has become. People lined their windowsills with greenery in increasing numbers after NASA released a series of studies dating back to the late ’80s, stating that indoor plants could purify the air. We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. And that time spent inside exposes us to indoor air pollution. Filling your home with plants could help you. Indoor plants can reduce irritation to eyes, ears, nose and throat, prevent or ease coughing and congestion, lower your stress and even boost your attention capacity.

 

Here are some hardy ones to get started...

 

Spider Plant

Spider plants are among the easiest air-purifying indoor plants to grow, making them a great choice for beginners. Fans of bright, indirect sunlight, spider plants will send out shoots with flowers that eventually grow into baby spider plants or spiderettes. You can place the babies in their own pot of soil while still attached to the mother plant.

 

Dracaena

There are more than 40 different kinds of Dracaena plants, making it easy to find one that’s a perfect fit for your home or office. Pet owners might want to select a different plant, however, as these are toxic to cats and dogs when consumed. Dracaena plants often grow to three feet tall, so they require larger pots and more space. They like to be misted rather than watered.

 

Snake Plant

This is one of the hardest houseplants to kill. Although it does need to be watered occasionally, it generally prefers drier conditions. The snake plant tolerates most light levels, making it any easy choice for just about any room.

 

Aloe Vera

In addition to being easy to care for, aloe comes with some serious health wins. The plant’s leaves contain a clear liquid full of vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and other compounds that have wound-healing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. This is a good plant to keep in your kitchen window for a quick burn relief remedy. Just break open a leaf to get that goo.

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