Many people keep plants inside their homes as decorations, but what a lot of people don’t know is that these plants actually serve a far bigger purpose in a home than just looking nice.
Experts at Lifestyle Home Garden explained that some plants can clear the air and eliminate toxins because they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. These plants can be used to deter disease and relieve both tension and stress.
Below, we’ve listed some of these plants that can help you live an all around happier life. Scroll through these and see which plant is right for you and your home!
Aloe Vera – This plant absorbs carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and carbon dioxide, making it a powerful air purifier.
Ivy – This plant eliminates up to 58% of waste particles and 60% of toxins within just six hours.
Bamboo palm – This one can be used to get rid of trichloroethylene and benzene.
Snake plant – Experts have found that this sunlight-loving plant does wonders improving the quality of indoor air. In fact, experts at NASA have gone so far as to say that it’s one of the most powerful houseplants when it comes to absorbing airborne toxins such as nitrogen oxide, formaldehyde, xylene, benzene and trichloroethylene.
Pelargonium – This plant destroys bacteria and helps with your nervous system. Some have even said that it helps them sleep.
Ficus – This is a very independent plant that does not need much attention, and it will eliminate formaldehyde. However, we must warn you that this plant is poisonous, so be sure to keep it away from children or pets.
Peace lilies – This plant will create a peaceful atmosphere in your home as it gets rid of air-borne toxins and chemicals
Spider plant – This plant is so powerful that it can clean the air in areas of 200m2. The plant, which needs lots of light, also removes carbon monoxide, styrene, gasoline and other toxins from the air you breathe.