When shopping for indoor plants, most people will consider how the plant will look in their home or perhaps how difficult the plant is to care for if you are someone who struggles in the green thumb department. What may not initially come to mind are the positive effects the plant can have on your health and wellbeing. If you take some time to consider these benefits, you could find the right plant for your home and experience improvements in your mood, sleep and breathing quality.
At night, Gerberas absorb airborne toxins and release oxygen which can help with a better night’s sleep. The flowers come in a range of beautiful colours so this plant can make a beautiful addition to any home.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is truly a wonder plant. The versatile plant can be used to treat sunburn, consumed as a superfood and can improve air quality by absorbing benzene from the air which is commonly found in paint or cleaning products.
3. Boston Fern
Boston ferns are air-purifying plants that can absorb cigarette smoke and formaldehyde, which is found in products like tissues and plywood, and transform the compounds into materials the plant can use.
Lavender is believed to promote calmness and wellness. The multifaceted herb is often used therapeutically and can also be used in recipes. The Lavender plant has a soothing fragrance and beautiful purple flowers to lighten up a room.
5. Snake Plant
The Snake Plant, commonly known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is one of the best air purifying indoor plants. The low-maintenance plant converts carbon dioxide into oxygen at night, making it the perfect plant for bedrooms. The Snake Plant has also been shown to remove toxins including formaldehyde, xylene, toluene and nitrogen oxides from the air.
6. Peace Lily
Peace Lilies are most beautiful in summer when their distinctive white flowers are in full bloom. Peace Lilies can break down and neutralise carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and benzene and require little natural light so they can thrive in low-lit rooms. While they are great for improving air quality, these plants are toxic to dogs and cats if consumed so it is best to keep Peace Lilies away from pets.
7. Mass Cane
Mass Cane or “Corn Plant” is a forgiving and easy-to-care-for plant that does a terrific job of purifying surrounding air by absorbing benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and carbon dioxide.
With these versatile indoor plants, your home can look its best, while you feel your best.
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