5 Best Air Purifying Plants To Buy In The Winters
Chilly winters make us spend more time indoors, cozying up with a hot drink and a good book. But did you know that closed doors and windows can make the air quality 2 to 5 times poorer inside your home than outside?
Some of the key factors contributing to indoor pollution are dust, mold, smoke, pet hair, and chemicals from cleaning products. That’s why it’s essential to add some air-purifying plants to your home, in the winter.
These plants can not only absorb harmful toxins and pollutants from the air but can also reduce noise and odors effectively. By creating a space for them you can bring a sense of harmony and balance to your home.
Here are the 5 best air-purifying plants that you can buy online or at your local nursery:
Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
The Boston fern, also known as sword fern, is a popular indoor fern species. Its lush green leaves can add freshness to any dull space. It can remove formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air, and it can also increase humidity and reduce dust. You can maintain it indoors by keeping it in bright indirect sunlight, watering and misting well, and keeping it away from air conditioners and heating vents.
Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
The Bamboo palm is a tropical plant that is a palm but resembles a bamboo. It can efficiently remove formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air and reduce dust. Place it in a medium to low light as direct bright light can damage its delicate leaves. Regular watering is a must but avoid over-watering.
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema)
The Chinese evergreen is a beautiful plant with glossy green leaves that may have silver or red markings. It can remove carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, xylene, and other VOCs from the air. It is a versatile plant that can do well both indoors and outdoors thanks to its amazing adaptability to light and humidity. It can also tolerate low temperatures and dry air.
English ivy (Hedera helix)
The English ivy is an evergreen woody vine. It can grow horizontally as well as climb vertically which can add charm and elegance to your shelves or walls. It can remove toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, and toluene from the air, and can even reduce the growth of molds. Place it in partial or full shade and water it only when the soil is completely dry as it can’t tolerate soggy soil.
Barberton daisy (Gerbera daisy)
The Barberton daisy is a colorful flowering plant with characteristic large flower heads and ray-like petals. It can not only brighten up your space but also remove airborne formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene, and produce oxygen at night. You need to provide them with bright light, moist soil, and a frost-free environment to enjoy its vibrant blooms throughout the winter.
These are some of the best air-purifying plants that you can buy in the winter to improve your indoor environment.
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