In the U.S., we spend a lot of time indoors. The problem is that often indoor air can become unhealthy as air pollution gets trapped in your house. But one natural way to combat the problem of unhealthy indoor air is to add more plants to your Woodstock indoor spaces. When it comes to growing plants indoors, there are quite a few that can clean your air. These beautiful and functional plants are often easy to care for and hold many benefits for their owners.
Most of us know that trees and plants are good for our planet and necessary for our local and global air quality. But it may come as a surprise that plants can improve the quality of the air indoors as well. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside your home can be two to five times more unhealthy than the air outside. The World Health Organization has similarly recognized indoor air pollution to be a significant health risk. This is because as toxins build up in the air indoors, they can cause health problems that range from asthma and respiratory illnesses to cancer. The more time we spend indoors, the more that healthy air quality should become a top priority.
Fortunately, there are lots of different kinds of house plants that can help clean and freshen the air in any room of your house. As a rule, the bigger the plant and its leaves, the better able it is to help clean your indoor air. This is because larger plants absorb more volatile organic compounds (VOCs), gases and toxins that can make you sick if you breathe in too much of them. As the plant absorbs the harmful substances, it also releases fresh oxygen into the air, greatly improving the air quality in the room.
Perhaps one of the most common and well-known of air-cleaning plants is the spider plant. With its distinctive long, narrow leaves and ability to thrive in a variety of indoor spaces, the spider plant also has unique properties that make it one of the best house plants to choose for cleaner air. They are easy to grow and can reach up to three feet long. Some varieties have green-and-white striped leaves and can even produce small white flowers in the right conditions.
Along with the spider plant, some of the other most popular indoor plants that clean the air include English ivy, bamboo palms, Chinese evergreen, and the dragon tree. Each of these attractive green plants grows well in pots and other containers and can thrive indoors in indirect sunlight. Of course, if you prefer a plant with flowers to brighten your home, consider choosing gerbera daisies, pot mums, or the peace lily. These flowering indoor plants will not only produce beautiful blooms all year, but they also clean your air while they release a pleasant fragrance into your home.
For more variety and a more distinctive look, you might also consider choosing the purple waffle plant, purple spiderwort, the asparagus fern, the nerve plant, or weeping fig. While each one of these plants can produce cleaner, fresher air, they also offer beautiful purple or dark green foliage and a unique, designer look. Some of these plants require a little more care and can be picky about moisture and sunlight levels. But with a little extra effort, these plants can create a beautiful, natural display that is working hard to clean the air inside your home.
With so many air-cleansing indoor plants to choose from, the biggest challenge may be choosing which ones to bring home first! But no matter which ones you do, you are sure to improve your indoor air quality and make your home a healthier place to be.
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