Updated: Dec 28, 2019
Pollution has been a constant problem that we all encounter in our daily lives. There is a common misconception that pollution is only limited to outdoor, but this has been recently been busted open by the reports of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to the reports the level of indoor air pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels. This may seem a small problem to many, can be a cause of health problems that can be even life-threatening. We can see a direct possible solution that comes up first in line, which is the installation of an air purification machine in our house. But Air purification machine installation can cost a huge investment which everyone cannot afford, but there is another way which many people often forget or don’t have knowledge about that is indoor plants.
According to the recent reports of NASA, there are certain indoor plants that have a special attribute towards indoor air purification. These indoor plants not only purify the indoor air of your office or home but also add up to the beauty of your place. This is the most cost-effective way towards air purification. Reports also have shown the importance of greenery in place of work, which increases the efficiency of you and your workers.
Top 5 plants which are easily available and most effective, in the reports given by NASA are: -
1.Areca palm(Dypsis lutescens)
Areca palm is a natural cooler that can remove xylene and toluene from the atmosphere. This plant has the ability to not just filter the air around but also add moisture to the surroundings, absorbing all the toxins, leaving the air clean and fresh.
2.Snake plant(Sansevieria trifasciata)
The snake plant or ‘Mother-In-Law's Tongue’, is a robust and sturdy plant that can grow with little maintenance. Consider keeping this plant close to your study, especially if you work from home so you can breathe good quality air at all times.
3. Money plant (Epipremnum aureum)
The money plant grows indoors and needs only indirect light and little water to survive. It is known to clean the air from toxic pollutants and can grow in water too. Since it has the ability to spread like a vine, you can create a special corner.
The beautiful plant with its white leaf-like flowers are great indoors and can help remove toxic carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene from the air. It is a robust plant and can even sustain with once a week watering.
This plant has short and narrow leaves and helps remove pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde. As the plant grows, the offshoots look like leaves on a spider’s web. Being non-toxic, it makes for a great addition indoors and is a pretty sight too
In last these plants are easily available and cost-effective methods for air purification indoor and also add to the beauty to your office or home.