When it comes to interior design, there have recently been loads of hype around creating the aesthetic of an indoor jungle paradise. And you guessed it – we love it!
However, plants can be so much more than just a pretty piece of décor. Undeniably, they do look beautiful, adding to any interior design aesthetic with a fresh pop of greenery. But better yet, they can also aid in helping to purify the air within your home. Amazing, right?
Unknowingly, the air inside your residence may not be as clean as you’d like to think. With many common contributors such as cleaning products, carpets, upholstery, and mould – your indoor air could likely use a friendly detox!
Let’s take a look at some of our top picks for indoor plants that can aid in doing just that.
This gorgeous plant species is a great choice for beginner green thumbs as it requires little attention and is also a non-toxic option for household pets. This baby will silently combat harmful toxins such as carbon monoxide and xylene, used in printing and rubber made products. They require bright, indirect sunlight and can easily be repotted and multiplied once they begin to sprout babies, making them an excellent gifting option.
ZZ plants (like the Zanzibar Gem & Black ZZ Jungle Warrior) are not only tough and hardy, but they are also known to be excellent air purifiers. In fact, a NASA study discovered that ZZ Plants are specifically good at removing large amounts of toxins such as xylene, toluene, and benzene (sources can include car emissions, solvents, glues, paints, furniture wax, and detergents) from the air.
Aloe vera is a great window sill plant as it thrives on all-day sunlight. Not only is it exceptionally adorable, but it also works at absorbing household nasties such as formaldehyde and benzene, which are found in detergents and varnishes. The leaves of these plants also have amazing healing benefits for the skin, so try breaking one in half and rubbing the juice on irritation or scarring.
This is a wonderful plant option for any bedroom environment as they release a high level of oxygen into the air at night. Also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, these yellow rimmed succulents are fantastic for clearing the air of benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and trichloroethylene. Be sure not to overwater these babies as their roots are prone to rot in vast amounts of moisture.
This gorgeous perennial vine is best suited for bathroom living, as it can reduce the amount of airborne *ahem* – poop bacteria – that may be found in this particular area of the home. They also aid in the decrease of mould which also commonly occurs in warm, damp environments. What better way to spice up your loo? Ensure to give your ivy a few hours of sunlight and plenty of water to reap its full benefits.
Making your living space a healthy, happy place for everyone who steps inside is a must. Indoor plants will not only boost the quality of the air. They will also add some life and beauty to the environment, making them more than a worthy investment.
Shop plants to help purify your home today – these are some more that are known for their air purifying qualities: