Air Purification – A Benefit of Houseplants
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Purify the Air in Your Home or Office with Houseplants
Certain plants remove toxins from the air—up to 87% volatile organic compounds (VOCs) every 24 hours—according to a NASA study. VOCs are organic chemicals released into the air via evaporation from the solid or liquid form of the compound. New homes and offices are designed for energy efficiency, therefore, they tend to reduce air flow to the outdoors, trapping VOCs inside.
Now that you’re convinced to incorporate them into your decor, browse your options to find the perfect varieties for your home or office.
A short list of air-purifiers:
- Dracaena varieties (Madagascar Dragon Tree)
- Peace Lily
- Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)
- Sansevieria varieties (Snake Plant)
Now that you’ve brought them home, taking care of indoor plants can be simple. If you’ve chosen the right plant for the amount of exposure to light it will have inside, then you’re in good shape.
Read on: a few Houseplant Pointers for watering, selecting the right amount of light, and fertilizing.