Want to reduce cold-related illnesses ? Bring these 17 plant to your living.
Indoor plants have been shown to reduce cold-related illnesses by more than 30%. This is due to their effect of increasing humidity levels and decreasing dust.
The three main household toxins of concern are:
These carcinogenic chemicals are used in the manufacturing of synthetic substances and materials and are off-gased from new materials for some time (up to several years, depending on the material of product in question).
Benzene can also be emitted from gas ranges during use, making some types of houseplants below great for use in the kitchen.
Here are 17 plants that remove toxins, increases humidity & decrease dust
1. Peace Lily
2. Areca Palm
3. Baby Rubber Plant
6. Chinese Evergreen
7. Bamboo Palm
8. English Ivy
10. Golden Pothos
**11. Date Palm
12. Dracaena marginata
15. Snake Plant
16. Lady Palm
17. Spider Plant
The quality of the air in our homes is not easy to read—a house can smell great but still be full of benzene or xylene. Some harmful chemical compounds have no odor, and some actually smell good.
Indoor air is usually much more polluted than outdoor air, because it’s concentrated in a small space. An easy way to clean the air in your home is with houseplants.
Recommended Pots - 8.1 - 11 inch Planters
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.