BoHome: Five Perfect Plants to Detoxify Your Home
It’s long been said that plants make a house a home, but did you know they also suck away toxins from your environment?
Studies have identified specific indoor plants can remove toxins found in drapes, glues, paints, adhesives and household cleaning products.
Breathe easy with these five perfect plants to detoxify your space.
Aloe not only is an at-home relief for sunburn, it also absorbs chemicals and gives off a sweet warning when toxins are too high – watch for little brown spots.
Devil’s Ivy (Golden Pothos):
Rated one of the best houseplants for removing all indoor air toxins, this baby is specifically good for tackling formaldehyde.
These gorgeous plants are a little more high maintenance as they need a cool place with a high level of humidity and indirect light, but are well worth the effort.
A large, gorgeous plant to fill a bright corner of any room. As an added benefit beyond air purification, it also produces a litre of ambient water every 24 hours – a natural humidifier.
Super resilient, this baby is easy to propagate and easy to grow. As an added bonus, it’s also considered a safe houseplant if you have pets.
Everyones favourite indoor plant, this gorgeous plant will thrive in low light. Peace Lily will tell you when it needs to be watered, just look out for the droop.
Snake Plant (Mother In Law’s Tongue):
One of the best for filtering out formaldehyde. Pop one in your bathroom and watch it thrive in the low light and steamy conditions.
Provides moisture, and suppresses air based microorganisms as soon as it’s put into a room.
Heart Leaf Philodendron:
A lush addition to any indoor space, Philo’s are easy to look after as they just need moderate water and bright, indirect sunlight.
This plant is an aid for allergies and asthma. It also removes air-based mould.