A breathe of fresh air has become difficult now a days. With increasing pollution levels, toxins are everywhere in the air, say it –outdoor or indoor. Still indoors allows the pollution to stick and build around in large amount leaving no scope but to breathe and survive in it. The only solution that can control these toxins is- Plantation. While outdoor plantation has been an effective, easier in controlling the pollutants, indoor plants are also becoming famous in this regard.
Gardening has always been my favorite time-out. Realizing the increasing indoor air pollution, here goes the list of plants I have been using to improve my indoor air quality unlike the other plants, the indoor plants require less care and maintenance.
- Aloe Vera
- Bamboo Palm
- Chinese Evergreen
- Spider plant
- English Ivy
- Golden pothos
- Peace Lily
- Gerbera Daisy
- Weeping fig
Plants which require less water and more sunlight are expected to be good choice for indoor plantations. However a research says that, plants that were grown in tropics in dense forest, used as house plants in colder areas are particularly effective in controlling gases and other harmful chemicals.
How these plants can improve indoor air quality
These plants absorb the dust particles, especially formaldehydes and carbon dioxide which is processed into oxygen through photosynthesis. The micro-organisms such as bacterial and fungi which are associated with roots also have their share in cleaning the indoor atmosphere.
Even though these indoor plants are easy to grow and requires less care, one should never forget to put little effort in maintenance of these plants so that they get accustomed to the indoor atmosphere. Before you plan to get any indoor plants, study your interiors clearly for ventilation. Even though most of indoor plants survive in less sunlight and dry soil, minimum amount of sunlight, water and air is obligatory.
If you look at the list of plants mentioned above, you will come to know that few of the plants like Weeping fig is a tree, native of Southeast Asia. However, there is nothing to worry about it. These kind of plants usually end up being two – ten feet tall in the indoors due to less exposure to out atmosphere.
I personally feel that, indoor plants not only help improving the air quality, but also add an aesthetic charm to your interiors. From ornamental to medicinal, these plants have got added benefits which can be used simultaneously. Most of these plants are easily available in nursery and horticulture centers.
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