5 Household Plants For A Purified House
by Mark DeNicola
Whether you live in a one-bedroom apartment or a 5-story mansion, the inclusion of plants throughout the house is an almost absolute necessity. Not only do they often aesthetically look wonderful, they also play a big role in improving the air quality within the space. At their core almost every plant will assist in the removal of carbon dioxide and the creation of oxygen, however several plants even go above and beyond this ‘normal’ call of duty.
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Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica)
Like its name suggests, the Rubber Plant is one tough character capable of surviving and thriving in much less light and lower temperatures than most plants of its size. Of all Ficus plants tested, it scored the best in removing toxins and pollutants from the inside of homes. It is especially tough on formaldehyde.
No matter your spacial or budgetary restrictions, take the time to look into adding plants within your living space. Even if a lot of their benefits are not easily quantifiable by the human eye, they are definitely an easy way to assist in keeping you and your family healthy.
Mother Nature Network – http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/photos/15-houseplants-for-improving-indoor-air-quality/bamboo-palm-chamaedorea
Better Homes & Gardens – http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/shrub/bamboo-palm/
Sacred Source Nutrition – http://sacredsourcenutrition.com/top-12-benefits-of-aloe-vera/#
House of Plants – http://www.houseofplants.co.uk/freshairindoorplants.htm
Mark DeNicola joined Collective-Evolution in 2010, where this article first appeared. In addition to his work there, he’s also an actor. | E-mail: [email protected] | Website: www.mark-denicola.com | Twitter: @MarkDeNicola