When buying indoor plants for our home, we think about beauty and comfort, not about the health of our family. Most decorative plants not only decorate our house with their green leaves, but also have a positive effect on the microclimate in the house. Indoor plants not only decorate houses, but also purify the air from toxins that are always present in the air of the living area. They protect us from bacteria and viruses, and in addition, they calm the nerves and improve the mood.
What plants are the most useful for the house?
Spathiphyllum. Spathiphyllum cleans the air of dust in your room. Therefore, regularly wipe its leaves with a damp sponge or give it a warm shower. It is believed that spathiphyllum cleans the air from harmful compounds, such as: carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde, benzene, ethylbenzene.
Chlorophytum. Chlorophytum best cleans the air of harmful substances released from furniture, laminate, gas stove. During the day, the plant absorbs up to 80% of harmful microorganisms. It is a humidifier. And when coal is added to the soil, moisture increases several times.
Chlorophytum is good for people with allergies and respiratory diseases to grow, as it cleans the air very well.
Aloe. Aloe cleans the air from formaldehyde and reduces the content of the simplest microorganisms in it. At night, it releases oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide. It is good to grow aloe for people suffering from chronic diseases.
Dracaena. Dracaena cleans the air in the room in which it stands. Removes from the air more than 70% of harmful impurities that can be released from low-quality synthetic coatings, linoleum and chipboard. Dracaena process all these harmful compounds and also destroy half of all existing microbes.
Dracaena can be classified as one of the most powerful green “filters”. It is able to absorb such poisons as xylene, benzene, formaldehyde and trichlorethylene through its leaves and roots and neutralize them.
Ficus. Ficus leaves are able to actively absorb formaldehyde – up to 10 mg/h, and therefore purify the air. It can be compared to a vacuum cleaner.
Monstera. Monstera not only enriches rooms with oxygen and ozone, but also improves the microclimate and creates a comfortable level of humidity. Absorbs harmful formaldehyde, which is released by some building materials. It releases biologically active substances that help fight some bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Monstera has beautiful large leaves that retain dust on their surface. And this plant is a real barometer, it has the ability to predict the weather. Before a thunderstorm or rain, drops of water appear on its leaves.
But … its juice is very harmful to humans. It instantly burns the skin, and if it gets into the eyes, they should be immediately washed with water, then chamomile decoction, and then go to the doctor’s appointment. If an animal or a person swallows the juice, it will instantly cause a burning sensation in the mouth, saliva will be produced profusely.
Scheffler. Schefflera is a real natural ionizer that improves the environment in the house. The air in the room where this plant is located will always be filled with oxygen, aeroions important for humans and, in addition, well moisturized. Schefflera is also placed in rooms where cigarettes are smoked, it absorbs harmful substances and cleans the air (once a week, Schefflera should be taken out into the open air so that it gives away all harmful substances (for 2-3 hours)).
Pelargonium. In order for this flower to bring maximum benefit, it should be kept in the bedroom. Pelargonium releases useful compounds (a person inhales them and calms down, it is useful for stress and insomnia), cleans the air.
Geranium. Geranium is known all over the world as a plant that repels moths, it blooms beautifully, reproduces quickly, and does not require special care, it is very useful.
Cactus. It is better to buy a cactus with long needles. This plant kills microbes and reduces harmful air ionization, protecting us from electromagnetic radiation. That is why this plant is recommended to be placed in rooms where there is a computer and TV. For normal growth, they need a lot of heat and light.
Araucaria. Auracaria is an evergreen unpretentious coniferous tree with a specific, pleasant and refreshing smell, which has valuable medicinal properties. It is good to grow it for people with allergies, because this plant cleans the air very well, and it contains carotene, resins, etc. useful substances.