The Top 10 Cleansing House Plants
The holidays have come and gone and so has that fantastic Pine or Douglas Fir Christmas Tree Scent you woke up to the past few weeks. What you might not know, is that your tree was serving a purpose in cleansing the air in your house… just a bit.
The wintertime is now upon us, and that changes our living dynamic. While we all need to get outdoors to experience some fresh air and sun, it is a bit harder this time of year simply because of the weather conditions. These winter months are notorious for delivering the common cold to your household, thus it would be nice to “cleanse” the air naturally if possible. Well, guess what? There are plants that can purify your air!
How To –
The formula is pretty simple. Choose 1 of the plants listed below, for every 10 square yards of space in any given room with an average height ceiling of 8’-9’. Not all of these plants require direct daylight to remain healthy, so when you buy some of these houseplants, make sure to ask your Garden Expert what each plant requires in terms of water, ventilation, and sunlight. Also considering asking the expert about the process of photosynthesis, and how it will affect your plants.
The net benefit of having plants in your household is that they can do more than just cleanse the air; they can keep you connected to nature, they can help eliminate some un-fun odors in the house, and unbelievably, they can help you fight some common allergies or even a cold. Every now and then, put a huge pot of water on your stove and bring it to a boil. Add a generous helping of Sea Salt to the water, and then let it simmer for 30 or more minutes. Once cooled down completely, use this solution to water your plants. This helps plants thrive so that they can continue to eliminate germs in your house. If your nose is a bit stuffy, the purified air due to these plants will help you with that as well.
Check out these top ten and try some for yourself!
The Top Ten:
- Areca Palm
- Reed Palm
- Dwarf Date Palm
- Boston Fern (a finicky plant to care for)
- Janet Craig Dracaena
- English Ivy
- Australian Sword Fern
- Pease Lily
- Rubber Plant
- Weeping Fig