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Top 7 indoor plants

Lisa Garden on 23-01-2018

If you want to decorate your home or office, you should get some indoor plants. Aside from increasing the aesthetic appeal, these plants also improve air quality in any indoor space. Indoor air pollution is a major issue that causes around 4.3 million casualties every year around the globe. With air purifying plants, you can ensure a healthy environment. Let’s take a look at some plants that are most effective for air purification:

 

1. Dracaena

Dracaena plant can sustain in low light. It’s an attractive plant that helps gets rid of pollutants in air. Make sure you keep it away from the reach of your pet dogs and cats, since it’s a toxic plant. Here are the most common varieties of Dracaena plants:

  • Dracaena Fragrans
  • Dracaena Marginata
  • Dracaena Janet Craig
  • Dracaena Reflexa
  • Dracaena Rikki
  • Dracaena Warneckii

 

2. English Ivy

English Ivy is another air-purifying houseplant that purifies air by absorbing pollutants such as formaldehyde. It requires at least four hours of direct sunlight per day to stay fresh. Don’t forget to keep the soil moist, since its leaves wither quickly in absence of moisture.

 

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a useful plant that is a must for every indoor space. Aloe Vera gel has soothing properties and you can use it for the treatment of scrapes and burn marks. The plant is easy to maintain and effectively removes toxic contaminants from air.

 

4. Boston Fern

 It is one of the best air purifying plants that efficiently gets rid of formaldehyde and other air pollutants. Boston fern is suitable for humid spaces with dim light, such as bathrooms. Make sure you keep the soil moist and regularly trim plant leaves to keep it fresh and healthy.

 

5. Orchids

Orchid is one of the most beautiful indoor plants that purify air by filtering out many pollutants such as acetone, alcohol, chloroform and formaldehyde from the air. However, the air purification capacity varies in different varieties of orchids. If you’re looking for a more effective air purifier plant, then you should opt for dendrobium orchids. On the other hand, colourful varieties such as moth orchids are your go-to option if you want to increase the aesthetic value of your house.

 

6. Bamboo Palm

Bamboo palm plant thrives in outdoor spaces, since it prefers bright light. However, you need to keep it moist if you want to grow it in an indoor space. Aside from purifying air by absorbing benzene and formaldehyde, it assists also in increasing humidity. It’s free from any toxic elements, which makes bamboo palm a great option for homes with pets.

 

7. Peace Lily

Peace lily is an evergreen plant that thrives in low light and dry conditions. It filters air by removing trichloroethylene, acetone, alcohols, benzene, ammonia and formaldehyde from indoor spaces. It doesn’t require attentive care and stays fresh for long. Its flowers have a pleasant fragrance. However, opt for alternative air-filtering plants if you’re allergic to pollens or scents.

Visit local garden centres or nurseries to purchase beautiful indoor plants that also improve air quality. Garden Centre Guide is an online platform that assists you locating plant nurseries in your area.