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Air Detoxing Houseplants To The Rescue – Part II

Air Detoxing Houseplants

Continued from first part – Air Detoxing Houseplants To The Rescue – Part I

Following the previous part, these are few other indoor houseplants which help wipe out the chemicals present in the indoor air.

7.      English Ivy (Hedera helix)

  • English Ivy is an evergreen climbing plant. The sap of the plant comprises of various chemicals, which are actually responsible for causing severe contact dermatitis in skin sensitive humans.
  • Water should be added generously to the plant during the growing season. In addition, it requires part sun and part shade. Furthermore, fertilizers should be added once a month. Also, misting during the winter season keeps the plant healthy.
  • The evergreen plant reduces airborne fecal matter particles in addition to numerous chemicals. The chemicals it washes out include formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, toluene, trichloroethylene, and carbon monoxide.
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8.    Ficus / Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)

  • Ficus plant is a native of Southeast Asia. It is a hardy, evergreen, 2-10 feet tall plant.
  • The plant grows best in bright, but indirect sunlight. Moreover, it should only be watered when the soil is dry.
  • It very efficiently extinguishes formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
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9.     Flamingo Lily (Anthurium andraeanum)

  • Flamingo Lily is a beautiful evergreen plant, with gorgeous flowers being borne on it.
  • It requires plenty of indirect sunlight along with humidity. Also, it is poisonous to human beings and medical help should be sought if it is swallowed.
  • The plant effectively wipes out formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and ammonia from the atmosphere.

10.   Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

  • Gerbera Daisy is a beautiful, bright, flowering plant, which is native to Eastern Africa.
  • It requires careful watering and cool temperatures. Additionally, it prefers well-drained soil and full sun.
  • In general, the plant clears formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene.
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11.   Golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

  • Commonly known as the Devil’s ivy, it is a hardy, 8 feet tall plant. Surprisingly, it stays green even when placed in the shade.
  • The plant requires water only when the soil is dry. Moreover, it also requires bright, indirect light.
  • Further, it tackles formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, benzene, and carbon monoxide from the atmosphere. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most effective indoor air purifying plants.
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Read also- Here Are Some House Plants That You Need In Your Home To Purify Air

 

12.  Heart leaf philodendron (Philodendron oxycardium)

  • Philodendron is a climbing vine plant.
  • It is a low maintenance plant, which thrives in indirect light.
  • Specifically, the vine battles formaldehyde present in the surrounding environment.
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13.   Peace lily (Spathiphyllum spp.)

  • Peace lilies are one of the top three plants for removing household toxins. Additionally, it has a high transpiration rate that humidifies surrounding air.
  • In the first place, slightly moist soil and moderate light conditions help the plant grow best.
  • Although they cause burning, swelling and skin irritation in adult beings, they are widely used.
  • It efficiently obliterates a lot of chemicals from the environment. For example, formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, trichloroethylene, and ammonia.
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14.   Rubber plants (Ficus elastic)

  • Rubber plants are evergreen plants originating from India. Roots of the plant grow upwards, entwining with the plant shoot.
  • The plant grows best in bright light. Additionally, it requires watering during winters. Furthermore, fertilizers should be added once in every month.
  • Generally, it effectively quashes formaldehyde from the air.
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15.   Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

  • Snake plant, also called Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is an evergreen, perennial, hardy plant. Uniquely, it absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen at night.
  • The plant needs occasional watering. Moreover, it prefers drier conditions, with some sunlight.
  • Furthermore, it filters formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, and trichloroethylene, nitrogen oxide.
via – mnn.com

16. Spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum)

  • Better known as air plants, they grow rapidly and easily. Little white blossoms are borne on the plant.
  • The plant is watered 2-3 times a week for a better growth. Additionally, it requires bright and indirect sunlight.
  • It eradicates formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the atmosphere.
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Read also- These 5 Indoor Plants Will Help You To Sleep Like A Baby!

 
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