We talk so much about the impact of atmospheric pollution. One thing we fail to realize, is the importance of ventilation or the air indoor. There’s a fact stating that indoor air is more polluted than the outdoor. So the big question, how can we resolve or address this issue?
The easiest way to resolving this issue by not altering much of your living space or house is by having adequate indoor plants. There are some indoor plants that are said to improve the quality of the indoor air and thus have a good impact on the health of everyone in the house, the overall quality of living itself can be enhanced so much by simply adding some indoor plants. And talk about decorating your homes, what better way to do it than to add a fresh twist with greens. there are various types of plants that offer several effects. Plants are known to regulate the humidity levels, this means that you can happily ditch your humidifier and breathe in the naturally fresh air. They reduce the carbon dioxide levels and eliminate impurities in the air.
Here are the most popular indoor plants that come with a long list of benefits:
- Areca palm (Dypsis Lutescens):
This is an easy-to-grow plant which is an easy choice as your first indoor plant. Indirect sunlight would be sufficient for the plant. These thrive pretty well in a warm climate. Moderate watering and light fertilization are all it takes to nurture this plant. Direct sunlight and overwatering are the two things this plant cannot stand. The former causes the yellowing of the leaves and the latter causes root rot. Areca palm humidifies the indoor air and removes toxic components from the air. These are great plants to adorn your living room.
- Aloe Vera (Rhododendron Simsii):
The medicinal benefits of Aloe Vera are well known. Formaldehyde is a common toxin released from cleaning products, paints etc., Aloe Vera removes formaldehyde and improves the quality of indoor air. These grow best in dry conditions. So very little watering is required. Choose a sunny spot in the room somewhere near a window to place this plant. The perk here is that you can always grab an aloe leaf and use the gel that contains many beauty and health benefits. This makes a great plant for the bedroom as well as living room. Keep the plant out of reach of your pets. As the foliage is thorny, be cautious if you have kids at home.
- Snake plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata):
This low-maintenance plant is known for its ability to convert carbon dioxide to oxygen at night making it an ideal choice for the bedroom. These thrive well even in poorly lit rooms. If you are looking to add some greens to your bathroom, this one can survive the humid conditions. Maintain these plants in a pot with proper drain holes. Leaving town, no one to water your plants? No problem, this one can go without water for several days.
- Spider plant (Chlorophytum Comosum):
It gets its name from its shape, as a short plant, it bears dense foliage giving it a spider-like appearance. The plant filters out carbon monoxide, xylene, benzene and other toxins from the indoor air. This is a pet-friendly plant which is easy to nurture. Place the plant on a desk or on the floor, in a bright spot in the room and water it twice or thrice a week so that the soil stays slightly moist.
- Golden pothos (Scindapsis Aureus):
The Pothos leaves are hazardous when ingested, so it is not a great choice for households with pets and small kids. But it is a great plant for purifying the air in your living room. You could also place it in a shady terrace. If you have a well grown Pothos it would also remove the odors to some extent. It is the most popular indoor plant suggested for beginners as it requires very little care. Avoid watering the plant too frequently and keep it preferably under indirect sunlight to obtain healthy growth.
It is also locally known as the “Song of India”. There are nearly 40 different types of Dracaena available. With leaves that look a little similar to those of the spider plant, this is another common indoor plant. This is a shrub that can brighten up your room with its fresh, light hued foliage. It can help eliminate trichloroethylene, benzene and other hazardous pollutants of indoor air. This is not preferred in houses with cats and dogs.
There are several more indoor plants that can instantly liven up your rooms. Improvement of the indoor air can have a significant impact on the health, hasten the healing process in patients, reduce the risks of respiratory issues and provide better sleep at night.
Start by choosing a low-maintenance plant. Adhere to the watering and care instructions to ensure proper growth of the plants. If you spot any abnormalities on the leaves, be sure to take prompt measures. This is all it takes to add these timeless, no-fail, all-natural décor pieces to your home.