Rabu, 17 Desember 2008

Houseplants help remove pollutants in your home

House plants not only bring a decorative look inside your home, but some of them also help clean toxins and organic chemicals out of the air that cause asthma and other ailments.

Studys have shown they reduce stress and help people get through those winter months.

Most people know that plants give us fresh oxygen and take in the stale carbon dioxide that we exhale - a life sustaining relationship that we all too frequently take for granted. But, recently we discovered that certain plants go a bit further and filter out these deadly toxins and pollutants in our air.


The Snake plant is the ultimate for those without a green thumb. This house plant is one of the hardest to kill. A Snake plant contains heavy, sword-like leaves which shoot up from the base of the dirt. They will grow in a clump like style. Smaller shoots will eventually grow as well. Another common name for this plant is Mother-In-Law’s Tongue.

This plant is practically indestructible, and it will remove toxins in rooms where no other plants will grow, such as in areas with no windows. Have one in your work cubicle or any other room that has limited sunlight.

On a special note, this houseplant is toxic when eaten. It is one of the many poisonous houseplants, so please keep away from pets and children.

Spider Plant

This plant has been recognised as having particular beneficial properties in cleansing and ridding the air of pollutants. In stuffy offices or smoky atmospheres this plant has a beneficial effect in improving the cleanliness of the air.

This spider plant is placed on the top five house plants that are efficient at the removal of formalhydehyde from indoor air.


Gerbera is superior in removing the benzene, known as carcinogen.

It’s a known fact that these happy, colorful, wonders of nature purify your indoor air unlike any “cover up” spray could pretend to do.

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