You may have thought that plants are only there to beautify our homes and to produce more oxygen.
But, plants are able to bring many other benefits. For example, they can eliminate the mold and toxins from the air, and prevent you from inhaling them.
A recent scientific study by NASA on everyday domestic plants, showed very interesting results.
Namely, certain types of plants were shown to clean the air and eliminate volatile organic compounds better than others.
Moreover, these beneficial plants can purify air polluted with dust, paint particles, dirt, building materials, etc.
Here are the 6 oxygen bomb plants that are highly recommended to be present in every home.
Ficus Elastica, or more known as just Ficus, is a plant known for its elegant appearance and simple maintenance.
What’s more it doesn’t even require lots of light.
This plant can effectively clean the air, especially from compound formaldehyde.
The only flaw of this plant is that its leaves are extremely poisonous, so make sure you keep it on a place high for your child or pet to reach.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a well-known for its many healing properties. This plant has shown to effectively increase the oxygen levels by absorbing formaldehyde, CO2, and CO. As some studies claim, the efficiency of one Aloe Vera is that of nine commercial air purifiers.
3. Spider Plant
Chlorophytum Comosum, or more known as Spider Plant, has a rather attractive appearance and it’s able to start photosynthesis even when the room receives very small amounts of light. This plant can absorb and eliminate various toxins from the air, such as CO, formaldehyde, and styrene. One spider plant is able to purify the air of a 200 square meters space.
Hedera Helix, or popularly known as Ivy, is another extremely beneficial plant when it comes purifying the air. It can remove over 60 percent of all toxins in the air. What’s more, ivy can eliminate around 60 percent of feces particles present in the air, in a 6-hour period.
5. Peace Pilies
Spathiphyllum Mauna Loa is the Latin name of Peace Lilies. This plant is excellent in removing dangerous and chemical toxins from the air. Furthermore, it can eliminate formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
6. Snake Plant
Snake plant, or Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentill, is very resistant plant with simple maintenance. It can start the photosynthesis process with only small amounts of light present in the room. Besides its ability to eliminate toxins, it can as well produce oxygen, so it’s ideal for keeping it in the bedroom.
As NASA explains, a home under 500 sq. meters needs 18 of these plants. So, an 80 sq. meters area will need 4 such plants.