Keep your HOME cool this SUMMER

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Houseplants do more than just ornament your indoor space. Studies have proven that keeping plants inside your home can bring a manifold physical and mental health boons. Indoor air can be as much as 12 times more poisonous and contaminated than open-air in some areas, due to compounds in paints, furnishings, clothing, and building materials. A lot of indoor plants are known to remove unhealthy toxicants from air and bring down surrounding temperatures, while also adding to the interior decoration of the house. So, go out shopping for some potted plants to make you feel chilled, motivated and productive this SUMMER.

Areca Palm

The areca palm is one of the most popular and graceful palms. It is tolerant of the indoor environment and releases copious amounts of moisture into the air, removes chemical toxins, and is also beautiful in appearance. The areca is consistently rated among the best indoor plants for removing all indoor air toxins tested. It has been rated among the best houseplants for improving the ambient environment.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an easy-to-grow, sun loving plant and helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which are formed as a result of byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more. Aloe Vera plant has excellent air-clearing abilities and brings down ambient temperatures.

Weeping Fig or Ficus Tree

The Ficus tree helps in filtering out pollutants that typically accompany carpeting and furniture and also increase oxygen levels.

Snake Plant

It is also known as mother-in-law’s tongue and emits Oxygen at night when you sleep thus keeping temperature cooler in the night time. It is best for filtering out formaldehyde found in cleansing products, toilet paper, tissue and personal care products. It filters out air pollutants even in low light and steamy humid conditions.

Golden Pathos

It is often cited as among the best house plants for improving indoor air quality. When it comes to removing indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, xylene and carbon monoxide, the Golden Pothos may stand as the winner.  Another advantage is that it doesn't need too much watering, especially in colder temperatures and in partial sun.

Boston Fern

Fern is one of the most decorative indoor plants and also one of the best plants for removing volatile organic chemicals from the air.

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