Spring means it is time to get rid of all the ‘doom and gloom’ energy associated with winter.
A good way to get in the positive spring mindset is by getting flowers, especially ones that will help purify the air in your home.
Here are some air purifying plants we are obsessed with:
Peace Lily aka Spathiphyllum
Perfect for removing trichloroethylene, benzene, acetone, and alcohols from the air, the peace lily is not only stunning to look at but will actually make a difference in your home. Just be cautious of the plant’s high toxicity and keep it out of reach of children and pets.
Snake Plant aka Sansevieria Trifasciata
According to reports the snake plant can take in carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night. Many people choose to keep it in their bedroom or carpeted living room.
Chinese evergreen aka Aglaonema
The Chinese evergreen plant produces oxygen and purifies air by removing chemicals. It’s also low light tolerant and grows better in barely moist soil.
Chrysanthemum aka mum
The colourful Chrysanthemum or mums for short are reportedly effective at removing benzene, and trichloroethylene (found in solvents and cleaners), formaldehyde and ammonia from the air. They will also give your home a pop of colour.
Bamboo Palm or Reed Palm
Acting as a humidifier the bamboo palm will also filter formaldehyde, which is usually used in glues and other adhesives, from the air. The plant grows tall and will thrive in the shady parts of the house.