Most people spend a lot of their time indoors, whether at work or at home. At home, we want to make it as ‘Maaliwalas’ as possible and one natural way to achieve this are by having plants that will not only beautify the surrounding, but will also purify the air.
A healthy surrounding, especially in a limited space, plays an important role in your wellness. By putting indoor plants in your condo, it will absorb carbon monoxide and emit oxygen thus improving the quality of air. A lot of potted plants are known to remove harmful toxins from air and bring down ambient temperatures, while at the same time beautifying your home.
Here are ten sought-after indoor plants that will make your home cooler, energize, and more positive.
Aside from its medicinal properties, Aloe Vera is also effective in bringing down ambient temperatures therefore protecting your condo space from high heat. Aloe Vera also improves air by removing formaldehyde in the air and other pollutants found in cleaning products. When its leaves display brown spots, harmful chemicals in the air are already rampant.
You won’t have a hard time looking for a rubber tree in the Philippines because it is common here. This plant releases high levels of oxygen and removes toxic air chemicals. It thrives in dim lighting and will survive with frequent watering.
If you want a cooler bedroom, place this in a corner nook as it is known to emit oxygen at night (most plants do the opposite). It also absorbs toxins such as nitrogen oxide, xylene, toluene, and benzene. Snake plants thrive in low lights and irregular watering.
This popular indoor plant is effective at clearing benzene and trichloroethylene. These chemicals usually come from glues, paints, furniture wax, and detergents.
A fern, particularly Boston fern, is a natural humidifier and air purifier that cleanses indoor air of toxins. It flourishes in bright light and damp soil, but it also thrives in poor light and little water.
The heart-shaped plant is a popular indoor plant because it is easy to care for and is decorative. Just like ivies, philodendron is particularly good at absorbing formaldehyde. They grow best with moderate water and the right amount of sunlight.
Its waxy leaves are very good at filtering out benzene and chemicals produced by toluene, a liquid found in waxes and adhesives. They grow best with abundant sunlight and partial watering.
This is another common indoor plant because aside from its aesthetic, it is also to grow and is one of the best air-purifying plants. It is effective in fighting air pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene.
This easy-to-grow plant specifically ammonia, an enemy of the respiratory system and can be found in cleaners, textiles, and dyes.
The golden pothos is an indoor plant that clears formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, and carbon monoxide from the air. It doesn’t need too much watering, especially during the colder months and thrives in partial sunlight.
If you’re looking for functional decorations, consider indoor houseplants for your condo because not only does it brighten your space, but it is also effective in purifying the air therefore creating a more relaxing and restful ambiance in any room.