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Clean Air and Plants That Naturally Help

Steel Creek Living Room with a Myriad of Helpful HouseplantsIn the U.S., we spend a lot of time indoors. The issue is that frequently indoor air can turn out to be unhealthy as air pollution gets trapped in your house. However, one natural way to fight the problem of unhealthy indoor air is to put in a bunch of plants to your Steel Creek indoor spaces. As far as growing plants indoors are concerned, many of them can clean your air. These attractive and functional plants are always simple to manage and have many benefits for their owners.

The majority of us understand that trees and plants help our planet and necessary for our local and international air quality. But it might come as a shock that plants can improve the quality of the air inside as well. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside your home can be two to five times more unhealthy than the air outside. The World Health Organization has similarly recognized indoor air pollution to be a significant health risk. This is because as toxins build up in the air indoors, they can be the reason to worsen your health issues that range from asthma and respiratory illnesses to cancer. The more time we spend indoors, the more that healthy air quality should become a top priority.

Luckily, there are plenty of different types of house plants that can supply clean and freshen the air in any room of your house. Usually, the bigger the plant and its leaves, the better able it is to help clean your indoor air. This is because larger plants absorb more volatile organic compounds (VOCs), gases and toxins that can make you hard to breathe if you take too much of them. As the plant absorbs the harmful substances, it also releases fresh oxygen into the air, greatly improving the air quality in the room.

Possibly one of the most common and well-known of air-cleaning plants is the spider plant. With its distinctive long, narrow leaves and ability to thrive in a variety of indoor spaces, the spider plant also has distinctive assets that make it one of the best house plants to choose for cleaner air. They are not difficult to develop and can reach up to three feet long. Certain diversities have green-and-white striped leaves and can even produce small white flowers in the right conditions.

Along with the spider plant, some of the other most popular indoor plants that clean the air include English ivy, bamboo palms, Chinese evergreen, and the dragon tree. All of these attractive green plants grow well in pots and other containers and can succeed indoors in indirect sunlight. Of course, if you prefer a plant with flowers to brighten your home, consider choosing gerbera daisies, pot mums, or the peace lily. These flowering indoor plants will not only make beautiful blooms all year, but they can also clean your air while they discharge a comforting scent into your home.

For more variation and a more distinctive look, you might as well begin choosing the purple waffle plant, purple spiderwort, the asparagus fern, the nerve plant, or weeping fig. While each one of these plants can produce cleaner, fresher air, they also offer beautiful purple or dark green foliage and a unique, designer look. Some of these plants require a little more care and can be picky about moisture and sunlight levels. But with a little extra effort, these plants can create a beautiful, natural display that is working hard to clean the air inside your home.

With such a massive number of air-cleansing indoor plants to choose from, the main dare may be picking which ones to bring home first! Regardless of which ones you do, you are sure to improve your indoor air quality and make your home a healthier place to be.

At Real Property Management Charlotte Metro, we can help you find the perfect Steel Creek rental home for you and your plants. View our available rentals and give us a call at 704-919-1344 to schedule a showing today.


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