We all love the look of houseplants to brighten up any decor and give a fresh, eco-friendly look to the home, but did you know about the health benefits that these greens come with? We were amazed to find out that this simple house decor can look pretty and free your home of nasty toxins and impurities in the air! Here are 5 common houseplants that will clear up your air, and freshen up your fall-time decor!
- Rubber plants are known for their thick, deep green leaves that look effortlessly majestic. We love these plants potted in small antique vases, to give decor a rustic vibe. Many people already have this plant occupying a desk in their home, but we were surprised to find out that the rubber plant filter the air of formaldehyde, benzene and ammonia.
- The next health-happy plant we have to introduce you to is the golden pothos. This gorgeous and bushy plant is a pro at absorbing formaldehyde, benzene and xylene, so it’s a great addition.
- Aloe Vera is already the popular household remedy for sunburns, but it’s also a powerful toxin absorbent for your home. The long limbs of this plant absorb pollutants left over from chemical cleaning products, and even indicate a harmful amount of the chemicals in the air with brown spottage!
- The dracaena marginata brings some exotic color into the home with the pops of burgundy on the perimeter of green! In addition to the stylish look, this edgy plant can remove xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde from the air, leaving your home in pristine condition!
- Last, but certainly not least, we’d like to introduce you to the peace lily. This beautiful plant looks elegant in almost any decor setting! In addition to its stunning looks, this lily is a tremendous pollutant absorbant– reducing levels of formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, toluene and xylene all in one go! If you want to add a low maintenance plant to your household company, definitely check this one out.
All of these plants are amazing additions to the home, and look amazing while purifying the air! Be aware that while many of these plants will increase health standards of the air in your home, many of them can also be toxic to animals and children. Make sure to look into all the facts before purchasing these green beauties, but let us know what you think!