So, Valentine’s day is just around. I know, many of you must have thought of a gift to give your loved ones. And there must be some who are still struggling to think of that gift.
But tell me what is the use of expensive watches, pretty dresses and other gifts when the air that you are breathing is destroying you within. Too deep?
Yeah, that is deep and should be realized deep down within you.
Our lovable Delhi has been crowned the most polluted city of India. Do you still want your cities to be polluted? Do you still want your beautiful homes to give you unclean air to breath? Would you still want your loved ones to breath this air?
Think no more for the valentine’s gift. Give them the gift of health. Yes! There are some indoor plants that purifies air, are easy to maintain and absolutely brighten up your place.
In 1989, NASA researched on air-filtering plants when they wanted to clean air in their space stations. They absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen with elimination of significant amount of benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. They recommend at least one plant per 100 square feet of home or office space.
So, here are 6 indoor plants that will spread love unconditionally in the form of:
  • Fresh and clean air
  • Relaxed and calm mood
  • A healthy mind
  • Positive vibes
  1. Aloe vera
Other than making your skin look naturally beautiful, it actually releases oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide at night. Moderately watering and some sunshine will keep this plant happy! It also has wound-healing, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Pollutant removed: formaldehyde.
Aleo Vera
  1. Snake plant
It is a common bedroom plant. Even this takes CO2 and gives back oxygen at night.
Pollutant removed: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene
  1. Peace lily
It is a low-maintenance plant and easy care plant. Just water it once a week and keep the soil moist. It even grows at darker areas. Keep away from pets and toddlers because it contains harmful toxins for them.
Pollutants removed: ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene
Peace Lily
  1. Golden pothos / indoor money plant
These are common houseplants which requires little watering. Do not over water. It can be kept indoor or outdoor. If left in sunlight for long, the yellow variegation will be more.
Pollutant removed: formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene
  1. Song of India (dracaena reflexa)
This is 5th on NASA’s ranking. Traditional medicine practitioners of Madagascar have long believed Song of India to cure malarial symptoms, poisoning and diarrhoea also. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit.
Pollutants removed: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene
song of India
  1. Areca palm
This keeps your home and office moist and continuously removes toxins. This plant is safe for pets!
Areca palm
So before you step out to spend some time in a greener and cleaner place, make sure your home is one!