Decorative Plants That Reduce Pollutants in Living Space Effectively
Decorative plants efficiently help you to adjust the room temperature remains refresh and healthy. Moreover, you can make the living room feel become lovelier, eye-catching and give a natural ambiance to attract your visitors. It is advisable to provide plants at 10 meters distance with an assumption that the ceiling has 8-10 meters high. It means that you need at least two or three plants in order to contribute your comfortable living room air condition.
The air pollution has known as the “silent killer” for the human being. Actually, not only the air pollution from an outdoor environment which contributes thousands of emissions, the indoor air pollution is potential in causing some serious health problems, range from a headache to cancer. A research has shown that most of us spend at least 90% of our time at indoor space; therefore, the air pollution is potentially threading us worst than outdoor pollution.
There are 8 effective plants that can bring air balance and also decrease the pollution in indoor space for the most, especially in the living room. Here, we are about to share some best decorative plants which are definitely effective to be placed in your living area.
1. Reed Palm (Chamaedorea Seifritzii)
If this plant placed indoor, it will thrive in high humidity under medium light. You can plant this in the bamboo pot with the soil condition has to get the proper drainage because this plant cannot resist lots of water; therefore, keep in mind to use a pot with some holes under it.
Reed palm is known as the houseplant air cleaner for the several substances such as benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, and trichloroethylene.
2. Chrysanthemum Morifolium
When this plant starts to flowering, it has an extraordinary beauty. Besides of its beautiful flowers, this plant is suitable to be placed in the living room. Provide this plant to improve fresh air quality in your home. It can filter out substances like tobacco smoke pollutant.
In order to make this plant grows and develops properly, you can put it in the place where is getting enough lighting but not below the direct sunlight. In addition, provide sufficient drainage if your plants grown in pots.
3. Ivy (Hedera helix)
This ivy plant absorbs and neutralizes some substances like benzene, formaldehyde, TCE, toluene, octane, and terpene (NASA says that this plant is the most efficient for removing benzene).
4. Ficus (Ficus Benjamina)
This one is the kind of plant which intended as indoor plants. Therefore, it can make your living area becomes livelier.
We will continue this article on the next part. Make sure you are keep following to get the next appropriate decorative plants for your living room.
5. Dracaena Massangeana
This decorative plant is the one which can reduce the benzene and formaldehyde levels in your living room. Besides, it can also filter the air in the contents of xylene and toluene. This plant likes bright light but will die if it is too much exposure to the sunlight. Therefore, if you want to maintain this plant, be sure to put it in the living room corner that is not exposure direct sunlight.
6. Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Lily is one of the plants that help clean your room from pollutants. It can even filter out contaminants such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. If you put these plants indoors, lilies can clean the air of pollutants each 10 square meters in the living room.
7. Tradescantia Pallid,
It can remove the four of the most important and common VOCs compounds, namely benzene, TCE, toluene, octane, and alpha-pinene. These plants can live indoors with an average temperature of 55-75 degrees Fahrenheit.
8. Hoya Carnosa
The decorative plant that comes from the Philippines. It also can be a good choice to be placed in the living room or office in order to keep a fresher air and free from pollution. Based on the study at the University of Georgia, Hoya Carnosa can absorb VOC. VOCs are volatile organic compounds; VOC contaminants can come from house stuff such as carpet, wooden panels, paints, pets, formaldehyde, benzene, and toluene. It also can come from old books, newspapers, wax, and adhesives.
Those are they; however, you have to know that actually, there are more than just 8 plants for air purifier. However, because of the limitations, I only provide sufficient information for you. You can explore more deeply about this for the rest.