Introducing houseplants into your home is a great way to improve the overall air quality that you’re exposed to. With newer homes having a larger emphasis on energy efficiency, this means that pollutants which once escaped will now be trapped inside. In order to maintain an energy efficient home with cleaner air, a great way to do this can be by introducing some flora. In this article, we’ll be exploring 4 houseplants which help to improve your health.
Spider Plants (Chlorophytum Comosum)
When certain resins and solvents are used in building materials, there can quite often be traces of formaldehyde in homes. This type of pollutant is known to cause an irritation in the eyes, throat as well as lungs. It’s believed that Spider Plants are a great way to help reduce the amount of formaldehyde in living areas.
Spider Plants are generally recognised by their light green and white striped leaves that hang in a fountain shape. These plants are usually best displayed in a hanging position.
Besides having a well-recognised and soothing smell, Lavender has aromatherapy benefits. That sweet, calming smell which radiates from Lavender has been shown to help reduce levels of stress and anxiety. By placing Lavender around your home, it can help create a peaceful and tranquil environment for you and your family.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyyllum)
The Peace Lily is a crowd favourite to have in homes. The Peace Lily is appealing to so many due to its maintenance requirements and gorgeous displays of voluptuous green leaves as well as tall, white blooms. Not only is the amazing plant great to gaze at, but it actually has some fantastic air purifying benefits.
The Peace Lily has been known to actively reduce the amounts of pollutants in the air and in particular, formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.
Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera Jamesonii)
Gerbera Daisies are great at helping to clean VOCs from your home’s air (volatile organic compounds). Furthermore, they’re also particularly good at assisting to remove benzene from the air. Benzene usually finds its way into your home from natural gas stoves. Another great thing about Daisies is that their orange or pink blooms make for the perfect uplifting colour for any home.
By introducing houseplants to help improve your health, your home won’t only feel better, but it’ll look better. There is a lot of research to show that plants are great to have around as they can trigger the release of certain endorphins.
It’s time to start planning which plants you’re going to introduce into your home! For more interesting articles like this one, feel free to visit our Treeman Melbourne blog page HERE.