NASA came to discovery after studying houseplants. They found that some plant species filter air and remove better than other volatile organic compounds.
The six plants to take home:
- Aloe – is excellent for raising the level of oxygen in the home. Further, formaldehyde, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide is absorbed. An herb aloe is effective as nine biological air purifiers.
- Chlorophytum comosum – is able to perform photosynthesis with minimal light. It is excellent absorption of air toxins such as formaldehyde, styrene, carbon monoxide, and benzene. An herb effectively purifies the air in the space of 200 square meters.
- ivy (Hedera helix) – everyone should definitely have this herb at home. Ivy removes 60 percent of toxins in the air and 58 percent of the particles of feces in just six hours standing in the room.
- Spathiphyllum – great at removing chemical toxins from the air. This grass inner air filter benzene and formaldehyde and trichlorethylene.
- Sansevieria Trifasciata – an herb ideal home, almost indestructible. It is very durable and requires very little light for photosynthesis. Although it removes toxins, which is ideal for the bedroom because it produces oxygen at night.
- Ficus elastica – is particularly effective in cleaning the air of formaldehyde. Also, not a lot of light is needed and is easy to maintain. But be careful if you have small children or pets, since the leaves can be poisonous.
NASA says you must be between 15 and 18 of these plants in an area of 500 square meters. This means, of 80 square meters is enough, you will need 3 to 4 plants. Do not forget to put a plant in your bedroom because you spend much time there.