::: Live on the Greener Side :::

In honor of Earth Day,  I’ve rounded up eight air purifying house plants.  House plants are always a nice refreshing addition to any decor, but they are also good for you health thanks to their ability to filter many common, harmful chemicals that can be found in your home. I personally love the idea of indoor / outdoor living.  House plants allow you to fulfill this feeling even if you live in colder environments or in a city. I grew up in a house that had a sun room dedicated to house plants that would thrive inside during the winter months and then open their beautiful buds when spring time rolled around and they could survive outside. There are so many beautiful varieties of house plants that can fit any home decor. The following are personal favorites and easy to take care of and can be found at your local nursery. Live on the greener side : )

 

Aloe Vera – A handy house plant to have because of it’s medicinal purposes, it is a natural soother for burns and cuts on your skin. It is also known to remove cancer causing formaldehyde from the air. If air toxicity levels rise in your house, your aloe plant will let you know by developing brown spots on its leaves. I can relate to this succulent, its loves the sun and is very low-maintenance!

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Snake Plant –  This striped long leafed plant absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen at night. The snake plant is perfect for your bathroom, since it needs little water and sunlight. The humid conditions of the bathroom are a perfect environment for the snake plant to thrive. Snake plants also filter out formaldehyde which is commonly found in cleaning and paper products. d09274848507923a2586f2bf2b74e0e3

 

Ferns: There are so many varieties of this plant, that you will be able to find the perfect one to mix in with your personal decor. The feathery and scaly leaves rid the air of toxins like toluene, benzene, and xylene all commonly found in paint, nail polish and glue. A fern thrives in a humid environment with tons of filtered sunlight. 1b58078d47b362e7ebc546c8f44d771a

 

 English Ivy – This timeless plant is known for reducing airborne fecal-matter particles. It also filters out formaldehyde found in many household cleaning products. Easy to maintain and take care of, perfect for anyone known for neglecting plants. ff2d365d8533d38c6d1426af4b10e3ab

 

 

Spider Plant– If you tend to kill every house plant that comes your way than this is the plant for you! The spider plant is a very resilient plant and needs very minimal care. Battles carcinogen gases like xylene, formaldehyde, and benzene. Spider-Plant

 

 

Bamboo Palm – This small palm thrives in shady indoor spaces and will eventually produce flowers and small berries. Awesome plant for filtering out benzene and trichloroethylene. Great plant for putting around furniture that could be off  gassing formaldehyde. chamaedorea plant on white  

 

 

Red – Edged Dracaena – A plant that can add a subtle pop of your color to your abode. This plant is best for removing xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde, which can be introduced to indoor air through lacquers, varnishes and gasoline.

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