Plants are cheerful, showy and add a touch of color to any environment.
But in addition to this, they are ideal for purifying the ambient air. According to a study done by NASA which took into account the pollutants present in the air, the characteristics of the plants and the ease of getting them on the market; These are the best plants to have in your home or office:
- Potus: < / strong> very popular and easy to get, it is very resistant and does not require great care, that is why it is widely used to decorate offices, shopping centers and other public places. It adapts easily to temperatures between 17º and 30ºC. We only have to water it when we notice that the soil is dry and it is also effective in absorbing Formaldehyde, Xylene and Benzene.
- Espatifilo: They are long-lived plants, they can survive with little light and little water, they grow in temperatures above 18ºC. It is recommended to keep it away from drafts and absorbs the five pollutants in the air analyzed by the NASA report.
- Bamboo: can grow up to 3 meters in height, survives in environments where there is no light and is responsible for eliminating Formaldehyde, Xylene and Ammonia from the air.
- Mother-in-law's tongue: has the advantage of surviving in unfavorable conditions. If grown outdoors it can withstand extreme temperatures.
- Rubber tree (Ficus robusta): grows very fast by what needs space, it is also very resistant to disease. And as it has a high level of perspiration, it helps to maintain humidity in the environment. In addition to this, it is effective in removing formaldehyde from the air.
The most common pollutants that plants are responsible for to filter are: Benzene, Xylene, Ammonia, Trichlorethylene and Formaldehyde, according to the study. Did you already know this? Do you have any of these plants in your home or office?