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9 Air-Purifying Plants And How To Care For Them
One of the side effects of living or working in a modern, energy efficient residence can be reduced air flow which allows for the buildup of indoor air pollution which can lead to health issues such as asthma. As a matter of fact, your carpet, modern furnishings and even artificial building materials could be carrying more chemicals and pollutants than expected which comprise of up to 90% of indoor pollution.
Plants as Air PurifiersThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) found out that there are houseplants that can take up harmful toxins from the air in 1998, particularly in enclosed spaces with diminished air flow. This research has been the footing for more current studies concerning indoor plants and their air-cleansing capabilities. Plants may have less power than actual air purifiers but they are therapeutic, cost-effective and more natural. Plants have been known to
- Decrease fatigue and stress
- Boost memory and concentration
- Increase productivity and improve mood.
- Synthetic materials like rubber, fiber, and plastic
- Cleaning solutions
Easy Plants to care forIf you want to give your green thumb a shot first then you should consider the following plants because even though they don’t need daily care a majority of them will do well if they are fertilized once a month.
Golden Pothos / Devil’s Ivy
Spider plants or air plants
Extra-care plantsIf you want to get a plant you will spend more time with then the following are your best bet because they need extra care like repotting or misting and they need fertilizer monthly.