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Plants & Indoor Air Quality

By October 17, 2019April 30th, 2020

House Plants Help Indoor Air Quality

Who knew that those pretty house plants could be actually useful in your home?

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How House Plants Clean the Air

Did you know that adding plants in your home can actually improve the overall quality of the air inside? Yep!

Plants actually purify the air and reduce the amount of indoor air particulates believe it our not.

Plants can absorb airborne particulates as they take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen through photosynthesis.

Not only this, but the micro-organisms that are present in the soil of the plant are responsible for the overall cleaning effect as well.

Which Plants Are Best For Indoor Air Quality?

Most house plants are very easy to care for.

A little water and sunlight and you’re good to go!

With that being said, some plants prefer certain environments over others (you don’t see palm trees growing in Ohio!).

When out shopping for plants, be sure to look at the recommended care instructions on the plant tag to verify you can provide the environment it needs.

Here are some good house plants to check out:

  • Boston Fern – Easy to take care of, but prefer a more humid environment to grow in with lots of sunlight.
  • Bamboo Palm – These plants can get pretty big, growing up to 12 feet high at times!
  • Aloe Vera – Easy to care for and also contain a clear liquid inside the leaves that is full of vitamins and great for the skin.
  • Garden Mum – NASA research proved this plant to be the air cleaning champion removing things such as ammonia and formaldehyde from indoor air.

Looking For An Indoor Air Cleaner?

Other than using the aforementioned plants, a high-quality indoor air cleaner or UV Purifying Light can be installed to further the cleanliness of the air in your home. Call us today at 614-475-1800 and we will be glad to help you out!

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