The plant has always been prized for its healing properties. The gel inside the leaves is great for moisturising the skin, healing wounds and burns.
Aside from possessing healing properties, aloe vera also does wonders in improving the air quality by keeping your living space free from the benzene, an industrial solvent commonly found in paint and chemical cleaners.
Even if you don’t have green fingers, you can still grow and care for this low-maintenance houseplant.
If you have chronic dry skin, you might want to give the beauty aisle a miss and head to the plants section instead. Boston fern is a popular plant that grows very well in humid environments with strong sunlight.
They serve as a humidifier by restoring moisture in the air. Additionally, the plant also gets rid of traces of formaldehyde, a strong-smelling chemical that is used to produce objects like furniture made from manufactured wood.
This beautiful flowering plant will not only spruce up any living space but also purify the air and reduce the levels of toxins in the air. Because it thrives in shade and cooler temperatures, this low-maintenance flower is the perfect plant to have around in your office.
The perfect plant for gardening rookies, the plant is not only easy to care for but is also useful in removing toxins in the air that are found in chemical based cleaners. The Chinese evergreen is able to survive under low light conditions so it is a good option for those who are looking to decorate their rooms with plants.
This plant has been said to be able to remove up to 90 percent of pollutants in the air. If you are allergic to dust, do consider placing a spider plant in your living space because the leaves of the spider plant have been known to absorb mold and other harmful allergens. It has also been proven to remove traces of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.
For those with furry pals at home, the English ivy plant is a godsend because it can help to reduce the amount of airborne fecal matter. If you have problems concentrating at work, studies have also shown that the plant helps to increase focus because it removes traces of benzene, a chemical that is commonly found in office supplies.
Heart Leaf Philodendron
While this toxic plant (when consumed) may not be the most ideal plant if you have little ones or pets at home, it is excellent in removing traces of formaldehyde. Plus, it is also relatively easy to care for.
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