Air Purifing House Plants
Posted on: 2012-07-16
Air Purifing House Plants
If you can plant these inside your house it not only cleanse the
enviornment but also will give a healthy and plesant appearance to your
rooms . Please read to findout the best airpurifing for indoor plants .
1. Bamboo Palm removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural
humidifier.This beautiful compact palm, native to Mexico and Central
America, is perfect for low light areas.
Indoors, a Bamboo or Reed Palm,
can reach a height of 5-7ft. and a width of 3-5ft. with multiple reed-like
stems growing in clumps.
There are about 10-15 fronds on each stem and
each frond has 10-14 pinnate (feathery) dark green leaflets.
The base of
each stem is covered in a tan colored fiber that resembles bamboo.
graceful palm is much hardier than an Areca Palm and much less expensive
than a Kentia Palm. NASA lists a Bamboo Palm as a clean air plant
2. Snake Plant: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and
formaldahyde.It is commonly called the snake plant because of the shape
of its leaves, or mother in laws tounge because of their sharpness. In
China, it is known as h?wěil? ( Tiger Tail Orchid).
In Japan, it is
called Tiger Tail,( In Brazil, it is commonly known as
Due to its blade-like shape, it
is commonly associated with Ogun, the orisha of war (usually associated
with Saint George), and is used in rituals to remove the evil eye.
yellow-tipped variant is known as
espada-de-santa-barbara (sword-of-saint-barbara), and is associated with
Iansan/Oya, the female orisha of storms (usually associated with the
sword-bearing image of Saint Barbara).
In Africa, the plant is used as a
protective charm against evil or bewitchment.
3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air
cleanliness.It is a medium-sized and graceful palm tree, growing straight
to 20 m tall, with a trunk 105 cm in diameter.
The leaves are 1.5 m long,
pinnate, with numerous, crowded leaflets. It is also known
as puga in Sanskrit and supari in Marathi and Gujarati.
The areca palm is
used as an interior landscaping species.
It is often used in large indoor
areas such as malls and hotels. It will not fruit or reach full size.
Indoors, it is a slow growing, low water, high light plant that is
sensitive to spider mites and occasionallymealybugs.
The areca nut is also
popular for chewing throughout some Asian countries, such as Taiwan,
Vietnam, Philippine, Malaysia, and India and the Pacific, notably Papua
New Guinea, where it is very popular.
Chewing areca nut is quite popular
among working classes in Taiwan.
4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other
toxins or impurities.
Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems
best at removing formaldahyde from the air.
Spider plants have also been
shown to reduce indoor air pollution in the form of formaldehyde, and
approximately 15 plants would neutralize formaldehyde production in a
representative energy-efficient house
5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the ?lean-all.They?e often
placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they?e known for removing
Also know to remove formaldahyde and
trichloroethylene.Several species are popular
Spathiphyllum cleans indoor air of many environmental
contaminants, including benzene,formaldehyde, and other pollutants.
cleans best at one plant per 10 m?. It lives best in shade and needs
little sunlight to thrive.
It is watered approximately once a week. The
soil is best left moist but only needs watering if the soil is dry.
6. Gerbera Daisy is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family.
Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they are
known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more
oxygen over night.
Gerbera is very popular and widely used as a decorative garden plant or as cut flowers. The domesticated cultivars are mostly a result of a cross between Gerbera jamesonii and another South African species Gerbera viridifolia. The cross is known as Gerbera hybrida. Thousands of cultivars exist. They vary greatly in shape and size. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The centre of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colours.