Some proper plants for purifying the air of your house

Before the existence of HVAC air filters and air purifiers, people have a special way to improve indoor air quality, the plants play the role of air purifiers and decorations.

Nowadays, placing the plants in the house is also the natural way to purify the indoor air quality, however, few of us know the principle of purifying the air, and what kinds of plants can purify the indoor air quality. You have to know this information before you are all ready to go to the flower shop to pick up the plants.



How does the working process of plants clean the air?


You may amazed when you know the working process of plants, they are doing photosynthesis day and night, and they are not as easy as you look.


Photosynthesis is the process that which plants absorb Carbon dioxide from the air and release fresh oxygen. When the plants are performing the process of photosynthesis, it is essential for the plants to absorb sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide. The Stomata happened when the plants need to begin the process of photosynthesis, during the process of Stomata, plants are absorbing Carbon dioxide through the roots and leaves. Plants also can absorb and neutralize other gases when the plants are doing phytoremediation, at that time, the toxins in the air can be eliminated.


How much do you know from the clean air study NASA?



Actually, NASA has to deal with lots of logistical factors, however, it is a big challenge for us to ensure the astronauts can breathe in the conditions with fresh air.


Different plants differ in purifying the air and producing fresh air. According to the survey, some plants are excellent in eliminating the volatile organic components in the air, which is one of NASA’s most famous studios. Scientists also found different plants have their own way to purify the air, which is the reason why some plants are more excellent at purifying air than others.


How do the plants feed your air filters?



Do you know how the plants feed your air filters? It is a point that how the plants purify your indoor air quality, your house will become a forest if plants are the only way to improve the indoor air quality. You need a large number of plants if you need to finish the purification of VOC, even from floor to ceiling greenery.


The plants in your house play the role of a supplement to air filters, they can capture pollutants and particles effectively when the pollutants circulate in the HVAC system. Indoor plants can help trap the particles that miss or the particles that come from outdoor before going through the air filter. Plants are the extra protection, not the only protection.


As usual, you have to pay more attention to the air filters that you use, If you have a Trightfilters air filter with MERV 8, it is unnecessary for you to prepare lots of plants in your house, the air can make up the defect.


There are some prior plants provided for you


Maybe you don’t know what kind of plant is suitable for eliminating particles in the air. There are some plants that you can choose.



Boston Fern


You can pick up some Boston Ferns if you want to get rid of the formaldehyde. It is a common plant that you can see anywhere, it can be placed at any place so that the particles in the air can be removed.



Aloe Vera


NASA reported that the aloe can trap VOCs effectively, you are recommended to put this hardy succulent in your kitchen or bathroom to clean the fumes of the cleaner.





Chrysanthemum is a kind of bushy plant that can purify the air effectively, these flowers can clean the air of ammonia, benzene, toluene, xylene, and trichloroethylene formaldehyde. Chrysanthemums can harm animals.


Spider plants


The spider plant is one of the most suitable plants on the planet, the spider plant is hard to be killed, so it is an ideal choice for a house that is in short of a green thumb


Peace Lily


This kind of beautiful plant can improve the indoor quality effectively, especially in the bedroom, because it can release oxygen at night and trap benzene, and formaldehyde, acetone.


Some proper plants you can choose:


● English ivy       ●Golden Pothos

●Red-Edged Dracaena ● Snake Plant

● Broadleaf lady Pam

Care for some safety matters before you buy a plant


In our daily life, indoor plants seem to be safe, however, there also exist potential safety hazards in your household plants if you can’t choose the plants seriously, including the plants that you selected in the nursery. You have to pay attention to these tips:


Invasive matters

You have to consider physical features and worms when you check the plant, these bugs are needed to care. The invasive worms like staying at home or taking a ride. They begin to multiply once they stay at home. Actually, you are affected by the poor air quality.


The FAQ of purifying plants 


Maybe there are some questions that you want to solve, such as where you should put them? how many I should buy? What kinds of plants do we need to get?


How many plants do we need to clean one room?


It depends on the size and the location of your house. We need 10 plants every square foot to purify 100% VOC purification.


What kinds of plants can emit oxygen at night?


It is known that the orchids are the best choice for the bedroom because they can emit oxygen at night while you are sleeping, peace lilies, chrysanthemums, and snake plants, also can release oxygen.



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