Purify the Air in Your Home Naturally with Houseplants!
Do you have to sweep daily? Are your allergies going crazy? Is there a film of dust over every hard surface?
If you said yes to any of these question you are past due for some air pollution control in your home. Today we will be discussing the natural and scientifically proven way to get control of your homes air pollution, dust and dander.
Spring is officially here, and allergies are beginning to set in. At least in my home. I’m constantly going in and out, playing in the garden and tracking all kinds of foreign materials into my home. Whats worse is that it has been so mild and breezy outside that I open my windows up quite a bit, also adding to a dust level that you gain from letting the light in. Of course breezes also bring in a bit of dander, pollen and dust.
After getting aggravated that I couldn’t enjoy being inside without constantly dusting and sweeping my home, I took matters into my own hands and sought out a natural solution to improving the air quality of my home. It was so simple that it was shocking!
Of course, trees are what makes our air outside breathable, so why not house plants inside?
As it turned out NASA actually did a study of the effect house plants had on the air quality of a normal household. Click here to view the study! I was overjoyed to find out that the solution to my problem was both natural and beautiful. But then I thought, how many will do the trick and what species of plants work best?
House Plant Species that are Best at Indoor Air Purification with Links on How to Care for Them:
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’)
Elephant Ear Philodendron (Philodendron domesticum)
Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)
Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’)
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
Cornstalk Dracaena (Dracaena fragans ‘Massangeana’)
Pot Mum (Chrysantheium morifolium)
Golden Pothos (Chlorohytum comosum)
Chinese Evergreen (Algaonema modestum)
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
So, where should I put them?
Where to place them in your home all depends on the size of your home. You will have to juggle them slightly, each taking its own time in the well lit rooms for natural sustenance, but its really all about positioning. For best air quality in your home, basically one house plant will typically filter the air of 10 Sq Yards when their is no circulation. But in most house hold the air is constantly flowing. Just make sure to place them strategically. Imagine an invisible circle with a 10 yard diameter around your plant. So in a large room that is about 30 Sq Yards such as a living room, simply space 3 out evenly around the room.
You will notice the difference in air quality in a matter of a few days!
I hope you enjoyed Today’s Blog, until next time Happy Home and Flooring!
P.S. You know what goes great with natural house plants?