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15 Air Purifying Plants at Home

Hyundai Motorstudio Senayan Park 2022.07.13
15 Air Purifying Plants at Home

Worried about your family inhaling harmful viruses, germs or particles at home? Air purifier plants can be the solution.

Rarely realized, the house can also be a source of air pollution. Although, we have tried to keep the house clean. However, dust, chemicals, and microscopic particles in the air are noxious, and can cause illness if accidentally inhaled.

Therefore, adding some air-purifying plants at home can help refresh the residential atmosphere. Air purifier plants can promote health as natural purifiers of toxic air or harmful pollutants.

Let's learn some of the properties of air-purifying plants that are suitable to be kept at home. Let's find out!

1. Daisy

Apart from bringing out a cheerful pop of red, yellow, orange, or pink, daisies are air-purifying plants.

Especially to clean the air from poison benzene and formaldehyde. These toxins are commonly found in various household materials. Such as wall paint, to synthetic fibers.

Simply place the daisies in a room with sufficient sunlight for them to grow well.

2. Devil's Ivy

Known as an air-purifying plant, Devil's Ivy has slightly pointed leaves and is glossy. Usually, they are placed in hanging pots to keep the air clean at home.

If you're not very good at caring for plants, don't worry, because Devil's Ivy is very easy to grow without any special care. Although it can thrive anywhere, Devil's Ivy likes to be in a sunny and humid place.

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera or aloe vera is known as a burn remedy and natural moisturizer. Since this plant likes sunny places, try placing an aloe vera plant near the kitchen window. So, when your hands are burned or cut while cooking, it can be treated quickly.

In addition, this plant will purify the air in the kitchen of formaldehyde and benzene, the types of chemical compounds found in detergents, varnish paints, and floor deodorizers.

4. Sansevieria

Try to check if there are any sanseviera or mother-in-law's tongue plants around the house? By placing this air purifier plant in the bedroom, you can sleep soundly. This yellow-tipped succulent releases oxygen at night, helping you breathe better while you sleep.

On the other hand, this plant can filter the air from harmful chemicals. Such as, formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene. Avoid watering too much so the roots don't rot.

5. English Ivy

These easy-to-grow air purifiers are highly effective at reducing dust particles and toxins in the air. Making it the perfect air purifier plant for the bathroom or bedroom.

Additionally, studies have shown that Ivy can also help inhibit mold growth in the home. To thrive, water regularly and place in direct sunlight 4 hours a day.

6. Spider Plant

For those of you who are beginners in gardening, spider plants are the ideal choice. Silently, this air purifier plant will fight the toxins that are spread in the air. Such as, carbon monoxide and xylene, solvents in the printing and rubber industries.

If you have a dog or cat at home, this plant is also non-toxic to animals if ingested.

7. Dracaena

Trichlorethylene and xylene are among the pollutants that these air-purifying plants fight against. The leaves have a bright red tinge that adds a flash of color to your home.

Also known as dragon tree, this plant can grow up to 2.5 meters. So, keep it in a room with high ceilings and get enough sunlight.

8. Chinese Evergreen

Suitable for growing in the tropics, Chinese Evergreen has proven to be effective as an air purifier. Toxic substances such as formaldehyde and benzene, which are found in detergents and cosmetics, can be detoxified by the Chinese Evergreen plant.

It is recommended that you put Chinese Evergreen in a damp place such as a bathroom or near a fish pond so that it thrives.

9. Chrysanthemum Flower

Change the atmosphere of the kitchen or living room to be brighter with chrysanthemums. This beautiful flower also turns out to be an air purifier plant. Chrysanthemum flowers can filter out a number of toxins such as ammonia which is commonly found in detergents, plastics, and glue.

Keep in mind that chrysanthemums love sunlight. So, just put it in a place near a window or terrace.

10. Bamboo Palm

Perfect for rooms with minimal lighting, the Bamboo Palm makes a beautiful focal point in any corner of the room. The leaves are curled and graceful as an air-purifying plant. Specifically, it detoxifies formaldehyde toxins from the air. Water regularly so that the Bamboo Palm leaves do not turn yellow easily.

11. Calathea

Being a famous among air purifier plant lovers, Calathea is easily found in flower or plant traders. Known for its unique leaf motif, Calathea is also exotic to brighten the atmosphere of the room.

Beautifully colored, Calathea is an air purifier that filters out many toxic compounds. In order to survive, this plant must be placed in a warm and bright room. However, not exposed to direct sunlight.

12. Puring

Puring plants thrive in various regions throughout Indonesia. Besides being around rice fields or gardens, Puring can also be an ornamental plant as well as an air purifier plant.

Liked for the colorful leaves and broad leaf shape. In addition to bright and bright colors, Puring will filter toxins in the air. Puring care is quite easy. That is, with regular watering and drying in the sun for 2-3 hours every day.

13. Dumb Canes

The Dumb Canes plant is also known as ‘beras wutah’ or dieffenbachia. Ideal for creating a tropical feel in the room. Oval leaves with a small white tinge motif like a sprinkling of rice.

When placed indoors, the leaves will filter toxins from the air. Thus, residents of the house will get cooler and fresher air.

14. Broad Lady

One type of palm that can reduce ammonia levels in the air. Broad Lady who has grown up, usually a bit expensive. So, it is better to be able to plant your own from seeds or seeds.

This air-purifying plant likes humid areas. So, it can be placed near a fish pond or bathroom.

15. White Lilies

A favorite for lovers of ornamental plants, the beauty of white lilies does not need to be questioned anymore. However, before adding lilies to your plant collection, be aware that these plants are poisonous. So, if you have a dog or cat, you should be careful where you place it.

White lilies will have brown leaves if the soil is too dry. To thrive, place it in a bright place, and water regularly to keep the soil moist.

You may already have several types of ornamental plants above, but still don't know their function as air purifier plants. Now, would you tell which one is your favorite plant?


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