Now that the weather is much cooler, you are likely spending much more time inside your home than outside. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop receiving the benefits of plants and trees. Living plants offer significant benefits to our health, especially when it comes to the air we breathe. This helps to explain the fact that the air quality inside a home or building is often considerably worse than the air outside. We can combat this by bringing some plants indoors!
It may seem obvious that plants will increase oxygen levels in your home, but did you know that indoor plants can also reduce toxins in our air. Though invisible, there are several harmful toxins inside your home, including those from building materials, paint, out-gassing carpets, dust and flame retardants. Yet, we spend countless hours (especially in the winter) breathing in this toxic air.
The simple investment of adding house plants can help you and your family stay healthier by reducing levels of pollutants like formaldehyde, benzene and microbial pathogens. According to a study conducted by NASA, certain plants were better at filtering the air and removing volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) than others.
Best Indoor Plants for Cleaner Air
With less to do throughout your outdoor landscape, you can focus on nourishing some indoor plants. Do you have any plants in your home? We invite you to consider adding indoor plants as a natural air purification system inside your home. The following are some of the best indoor plants for cleaner air, plus they are easy to find and easy to take care of:
- Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
- English Ivy (Hedera Helix)
- Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’)
- Snake Plant Or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue (Sansevieria Trifasciata‘Laurentii’)
- Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica)
Want an expert’s guidance on which indoor plants will do best inside your house? We are happy to help. While we are trained to take care of your outdoor landscape, we also recognize the benefits of bringing some plant life to your indoor space. Call Lawn in Order today to learn more.
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