It is very nice to have a plant in your living room or your dining room, firstly, it decorates the environment, and it also cleanses it from molds and toxins.
Inhaling the toxins that are harmful for us, from the air endangers our health, and everyone that breathes it.
A research that was done by NASA, has shown that some plants that are meant to be inside, are seriously cleansing and filtering the air. They prevent from dust in the air, toxins and fresh paint.
Here are the 6 most powerful natural indoor air-filters:
IVY (HEDERA HELIX)
This plant can eliminate 58% of the waste in the air after 6 hours of its placement in the room. Also it can reduce and eliminate 60% if the toxins in the air.
Snake Plant (SANSEVIERIA TRIFASCIATA “LAURENTII”)
It can be kept in the bedroom, it just needs a little light to preform the process of photosynthesis and will release huge amounts of oxygen during the night.
Aloe Vera can absorb carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and CO2. Also it releases huge amounts of oxygen, experts say it is wise to have 9 biological air cleaners in your home.
Ficus (FICUS ELASTICA)
It is very effective to cleanse the air from formaldehyde, and it is very easy to cultivate.
Peace Lilies (“MAUNA LOA” SPATHIPHYLLUM)
This plant can easily eliminate harmful toxins from the air like trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.
Spider Plant (CHLOROPHYTUM COMOSUM)
The spider plants needs just a little light to preform the process of photosynthesis. It is very good to cleanse the air from gasoline, carbon monoxide and styrene. It is able the cover a space of 200 square meters.
NASA recommended to keep 15-19 house filter such as these, in an area of 500 square meters, so if you have an apartment of 80 square meters, you’ll need about 3 or 4 plants. And don’t forget, keep one in your bedroom!