It’s around this time every year that air quality in our region and its adjoining areas starts plunging -due to the onset of winter, coupled with crop burning in few states and bursting of firecrackers on Diwali.
These plants, commonly known as air purifiers, come packed with a host of pollution-combating functions, making them a popular choice for home gardens as well as inside residences. They also win extra brownie points for being low on budget and maintenance, as most of them require very less water, just enough to keep the soil moist, about once or twice a week, and sunlight once a week.
Although the damage has been done and government is taking its measures to get hold of the smog emergency situation, we would like to help you and your loved ones to breathe better at least indoors. There has been a considerable increase in sales of air purifiers and masks in our ountry, but how about getting some live natural green plants that will purify the indoor air of your homes and office naturally.
Having green air purifying plants is a long-term and environment-friendly option. These plants include, Peace Lilies, Spider Plants, Syngoniums, Ferns, Aglaonemas or Chinese Evergreens, Money Plants both golden and variegated, Anthuriums, Aloeveras, Rubber Plants, Red -edged Dracenas, and Areca Palms. NASA has approved all these plants as best air purifying plants.
Plants improve the indoor air quality by removing harmful toxic pollutants. Plants also stabilize humidity levels. Peace Lily, Fern and Money plant are known as effective air purifying plants and are also good humidifiers. There is a general agreement amongst scientists that plants improve the indoor environment. We should make sure we’re as protected as possible from all the toxic pollutants and dust particles.
1. Areca Palm :
Helps to remove toluene and xylene from the air and can help to increase overall air purification.
Areca Palms are great for those who may have asthma or require effective air purification.
2.Spider Plant :
Promotes high air purification. It’s suitable for helping to decrease exposure to formaldehyde, toluene, and xylene.
Spider Plant great for placing in homes that have been freshly painted. Also suitable for apartments or homes that are exposed to big city chemical air pollutants.
3.Peace Lily :
Great plant for removing benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from your home. It is ideal for increasing the overall oxygen levels within the home and can help purify the air.
Peace Lily are best for homes and people who are exposed to fuel fumes, car fumes, factory or large city smog, and smoke. It can also help those who are exposed to heavy cleaning solvents.
4. Money Plant :
Helps to reduce the toxins benzene, formaldehyde, toluene and xylene from the air. It can also help to increase overall air quality and purification.
Money Plants are great for asthmatics, those with lung conditions, and people who are exposed to high city smog living conditions.
5. Bostern Fern :
Helps to remove formaldehyde from the air and is said to act as a natural type of air humidifier. This plant can also remove xylene and toluene. It is said to be one of the best houseplants for air purification.
Bostern Fern great for those living or working in areas where exposure to gasoline exists. They’re ideal for homes exposed to city smog, and are suitable for those who may have asthma or breathing conditions.
Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
Buy Decorative Pebbles :
Decorate planters or garden landscapes with these decorative pebbles :
Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.