Check out these air purifying plants to fight pollution!!!
Lucknow: At present, India as well as other parts of the world are dealing with alarming and hazardous levels of pollution in the atmosphere, it’s natural for people to seek different ways to combat the situation.
For sure, we’ve all appealed the nearest chemist stores and bought ourselves masks ranging from simple cloth ones to the more specific N95 to make sure we’re as protected as possible from all the toxins and dust particles.
But at current scenario, pollution level has increased a lot, causing a thick layer of haze, even sun rays are unable to reach us. This situation is causing some serious health problems like burning of eyes, choking lungs, headache, frequent cold and cough etc.
But more than this, an alarming situation is of low oxygen level in the air, and this is the major reason of respiratory diseases. There is no permanent solution to this problem but if we all join our hands together we can fight back and save our’s as well as the lives of our future generation.
Here, we have come up with a very simple solution to this grave problem as there is a lot of coverage about indoor and outdoor pollution in our country. All our major cities are ranked poorly on Air quality index.
Breathing is becoming difficult in our cities. The pollution is killing millions of people worldwide causing heart attacks, strokes and lung cancer.
Indoor pollution refers to the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of air in the interior environment within a home, building, or an institution or commercial facility. People often spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors.
Living and working in indoor places with air contaminants, lacking good ventilation can cause sick building syndrome, which can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and eye, ear, and nose irritation.
As per NASA clean air study, plants are best indoor pollution killers because they are natural air purifiers. They intake toxic chemicals and release oxygen that we breath. Here’s the list of some air purifying plants, take a look.
- English Ivy: This easy-growing perennial vine is particularly effective at reducing airborne fecal particles which makes it the perfect air purifier for your bathroom. In addition, studies have shown that the ivy can also help combat mold levels in the home. Provide your English ivy with generous watering and four hours of direct sunlight a day, and it will return the love to you with clean, detoxified air.
2. Aloe Vera: In addition to being easy to care for, aloe makes some serious health claims. The plant’s leaves contain a clear liquid full of vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and other compounds that have wound-healing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, and there is some evidence that aloe may help (and is unlikely to hurt) skin conditions like psoriasis .
3. Spider Plant: Spider plants are among the easiest house plants to grow, making them a great choice for beginners or forgetful owners. A fan of bright, indirect sunlight, spider plants will send out shoots with flowers that eventually grow into baby spider plants or spiderettes. It lightens the environment and helps in preventing mood swings.
4. Dracaena: There are more than 40 different kinds of Dracaena plants, making it easy to find one that’s a perfect fit for your home or office. They’re common foliage plants with long, wide leaves that are often variegated with lines of white, cream, or red. Pet owners might want to select a different plant, however, as these are toxic to cats and dogs.
5. Boston Fern: These plants prefer to clean the air from a cool location with high humidity and indirect light. They’re relatively easy to grow, but they do need to stay moist. Check the Boston Fern’s soil daily to see if it needs water, and give it a good soak once per month.
6. Snake Plant: This is one of the hardest houseplants to kill. Although it does need to be watered occasionally, it
generally prefers drier conditions and some sun. Do not put it into direct sunlight, it can survive even if do not water it for 10 days.
7. Bamboo: A superstar of filtering formaldehyde, these palms thrive in full sun or bright light. Part of the reason they can filter so much air is that they can grow to be pretty big—as tall as four to 12 feet high, making them exciting (and pet-friendly) indoor additions.
8. Lavender: It’s not typically thought of as a houseplant, but lavender can survive indoors under the right conditions. Give it bright, direct light for a few hours every day, preferably in a south-facing window, and water when the soil is slightly dry. Don’t over water lavender, though, or the plant will rot.
9. Money Plant: Money plant also holds a place of special importance in Feng Shui. It is said that a healthy, green money plant will spread good energy around the house. Not only this, it also helps in keeping diseases at bay in the house.
10. Chinese Evergreen: This easy-to-grow plant has glossy, pale green leaves accented with white markings. It tolerates low indoor light, and prefers Money plant also holds a place of special importance in Feng Shui. It is said that a healthy, green money plant will spread good energy around the house. Not only this, it also helps in keeping diseases at bay in the house its soil to be lightly moist at all times, but despises cold air.
So stop complaining others and lets take care of our air ourselves. Hope you likes this list of indoor plants that purify the air, plant air purifying house plants today as all you need is some space. Take safety measures and stay healthy.