Indoor Plants to Improve Air Quality
- Our Blog
- 09 Apr, 2018
Did you know that certain plants are also powerful filters that purify the air around us? In fact, several studies have been conducted showing that some of these Indoor plants can rid a room of up to 89 percent of harmful VOCs like formaldehyde and xylene. If you think about the prices of some of those fancy air filtration systems out there, it’s a bit surprising that more of us don’t just purchase some plants instead.
This succulent with long pointed leaves has medicinal properties you probably well know from product labels. It can grow three feet high for big impact indoors. Smaller varieties like the popular aloe vera, work great in small, sunny indoor spaces.
How to care: Aloe likes room temperatures around 22 c degrees and a lot of sunlight. As you might expect for a succulent, this indoor house plant prefers dry soil, so avoid frequent watering for the best result.
These unusual-looking indoor plants add visual interest to a room, and they haven’t fallen out of fashion after years of popularity in the home. Spider plants come in a number of varieties, and work well as hanging plants.
How to care : Spider plants do well with evenly moist soil and bright or medium lighting conditions. Room temperatures of 22C degrees keep them thriving.
For those who love the look of a succulent—not to mention the ease of care—a jade plant offers thick, lush leaves and visually interesting branches. It grows slowly and has the potential to live from your kids’ birth until their high school graduations— at least! It also looks great in a pretty pot when paired with other succulent varieties.
How to care : Jade plant does not require a lot of water, so keep soil somewhat dry. It prefers bright light and ordinary room temperatures.
This easy-to-grow indoor house plant will grow into an eight-foot-tall tree for a major pop of greenery in a room. If you prefer a smaller plant, just make your rubber tree into a shrub shape by pruning any long stems. The dark green leaves have an attractive shine to them.
How to care : Allow the surface of the rubber tree’s soil to dry out in between watering. It thrives in lighting conditions from medium to bright, and in room temperature.
Surely you’ve seen this indoor house plant in many homes, since it has such pretty, curving white blooms and dark leaves—and it’s super easy to grow.
How to care : This house plant favours low humidity and also low light, making it great for rooms with few windows. It prefers moist soil throughout the pot and tolerates standard room temperature.
It doesn’t get much easier than this indoor house plant—also sometimes known as mother-in-law’s tongue! It has variegated leaves that grow upright, and some varieties’ leaves have yellow or white edges. It has small white flowers that bloom only rarely.
How to care: This indoor plant grows well in a whole range of lighting conditions. The air should be somewhat dry, as should the soil. Any normal room temperature should suit it just fine.
This is a trailing indoor house plant that loves to make its way down from mantles or bookshelves. Its perky, dark green leaves come to a heart shape where they meet the stems.
How to care : This may be the quintessential easy indoor plant. It thrives in a range of lighting conditions from low to sunny, preferring indirect light. It does well anywhere close to standard room temperature. Let the surface of the soil dry between watering; it should not be constantly wet.
This pretty indoor house palm is a great inspiration if you’re dreaming of tropical climates—or just trying to conjure the look in your home décor. It can grow to about seven feet for a dramatic touch in a room, but a smaller pot will keep it contained if you’d like it to stay smaller
How to care: The areca palm does well in indirect light. Keep the soil somewhat dry, only watering on alternate weeks or so.
Use Purna Mitti to fill the pots as it is soilless pot filler with essential plant organic nutrients.
Reference :The 15 easiest indoor house plants by Alesandra Dubin