There are many benefits of having houseplants in your indoor space-they add texture, colour and green life to your home or office. Did you know that they also can help to detoxify the air around you?
We are often exposed to toxins and harmful pollutants in the air that can be from urban smog, paint, tobacco smoke and cleaning chemicals. Due to these, your indoor space can become polluted and lack of airflow can make it even more stuffy. If you’re looking to reduce toxins in your home, studies suggest that certain indoor plants will help you remove toxins and improve air quality. NASA’s Clean Air Study in 1989 found that there are many plants that can help to remove toxins from the air, especially in enclosed spaces with little airflow. We have rounded up some good air purifying indoor plants from the Clean Air study that will add a touch of greenery to your space and cleanse the air in your home.
Generally known as Pothos or Devil's Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) is a low-maintenance indoor houseplant that will help to absorb toxins from your space. It will grow in bright, indirect light and also low light areas. It can be trained to climb up a support or trail down from pots or hanging baskets. It is fast growing and is to be kept on the dry side.
Dwarf Date Palm
Phoenix roebelenii, known as Pygmy palm or Dwarf date palm, is an easy to grow palm that thrives in partial shade. It can grow up to six to 10 feet tall. The Dwarf Date Palm is one of the best plants for removing indoor air pollutants easily. Apart from providing more oxygen to the indoor air, it can directly eliminate carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide molecules from your enclosed space.
Spathiphyllum - common name Peace Lily, is a classic, easy to care for plant. It has beautiful glossy green leaves and is perfect for areas with low light. It also helps protect you from harmful vapours of the products that you use in the home. In bathrooms, the Peace Lily can help to keep shower tiles and curtains free from mildew and the plant can absorb harmful vapours from alcohol and acetone. Just make sure to keep it away from small hands and paws as it is toxic if eaten by children or pets.
Quite similar to Devil’s Ivy, Philodendron cordatum is another beautiful plant that can either be trained up a support or left to trail. Philodendron can tolerate quite low light and is one of the most dependable houseplants that you can find. They are perfect for urban spaces and can flourish with very little care. This plant is effective in helping the polluted air clean the air we breathe. Due to its air purification qualities, it is great for a healthy home atmosphere. Again, make sure to keep it away from small hands and paws as it is toxic if eaten by children or pets.
Even if you don't have a green thumb, Spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) don't demand much effort from your side. It can thrive well in partial sunlight and survive in just about any condition. It is also considered safe for your pets and children and produces more oxygen while purifying the air in your home.
From lifting our mood to relieving stress levels and purifying the air, indoor plants are a must-have in every household. They’re also surprisingly good company! If you’re looking to order air-purifying indoor plants or want to add some green life to your home or office, green your space with healthy plants from Flower and Twig. Contact us at 0407 994 777