In order to keep the air that we breathe at home clean, it is very important tomake a draft in the apartmenttwo to three times a day. In this way, the air in the room will be completely changed, but there is also something that can help us to preserve our health – houseplants.
– To be in good mood, but also to make our organism function properly, we need a lot of oxygen. Certain types of indoor plants can help us to clean the air in our apartment. Plants discharge extremely beneficial negative ions which help us to be more vital and healthy, and have a significant impact on reducing the level of stress hormones – says Prim. D-r. Petar Borovic.
That’s why you should consider to get some of these plants, which will not only make more beautiful the area you live in, but will also purify the air. NASA scientists have determined that these six plants are so powerful that they need only six hours to refine the air of harmful substances.
Fact: Absorbs formaldehyde and excess carbon dioxide and significantly increases the level of oxygen in the room. Only one flowerpot of Aloe Vera has the same effect as nine biological air purifier.
Maintenance: Aloe Vera requires high light, but it shouldn’t be left onhigh temperature. Ideal temperature is about 20 degrees. Itcannot stand a lot of moisture, so it should not be watered more than once a week.
Fact:Absorbs toxins from the air such as formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and benzene. A flowerpot of this plant can purify area of 200 square meters.
Maintenance: Green lily is very easy for maintenance. It tolerates light and cool temperature. It’s ideal for office because it doesn’t need to be watered very often.
Fact: Ivy removes 60 percent of mould in the air and 58 percent of the particles of faeces for only six hours after placing it. It also destroys the fungus.
Maintenance: It grows very fast and it adapts easily to everything except a very high temperature.
Fact: This excellent house plant is excellent filter for the toxins in the air, such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. Also, it purifies alcohols and acetone from the air.
Maintenance:It is very resistant plant. It grows in almost every room, the only thing that is important is that it should be protected in winter from frost. Should be watered twice a week and it likes spraying the leaves. It does not hurt him when watered irregularly, because the rootsare capableto storage water and food.
Fact:Sansevieria is known as a plant that produces the most oxygen, especially at night, so it is recommended for bedrooms.
Maintenance: It is very resistant and it needs a little light and a little waterfor photosynthesis. It tolerates dry and moist air, but still do not hold it near a fan or air conditioner.
Fact: In particularly effective in cleaning the air from formaldehyde.
Maintenance: Ficus does not requireshigh maintenance. It doesn’t need a lot of light, but can stand in a corner of a room but be careful if you have small children, because its leaves can be toxic.