The average human spends about 80% of their time indoors. Because we spend so much time inside, the quality of our indoor air needs to be clean!
And while you may think your home’s air is cleaner than the air outside, think again. A recent study found that indoor air could actually be as much as 100 times more polluted than the air outside—yikes!
Luckily, there are many ways we can improve the indoor air quality of our homes beyond having an efficient air conditioning system. Houseplants, for example, are an easy way to improve the air indoors and provide some aesthetics too!
The 3 Best Houseplants for Purifying Your Home’s Air
Here are just a few of the houseplants that can help you breathe a little easier.
1. Peace Lilies
The peace lily is not only beautiful, but it has the ability to remove numerous airborne dangers lurking within your home’s air. Formaldehyde, benzene and even carbon monoxide are just a few of the hazardous components peace lilies can remove from the air. Moreover, peace lilies are an aesthetically pleasing addition that’s also relatively inexpensive.
2. Boston Ferns
Formaldehyde can occur in our homes in unsuspecting ways, like new carpet, fresh paint or pressured wood products. Luckily, adding a few plants to your home, such as a Boston fern, can help combat dangerous assailants. Besides being a powerful, formaldehyde-fighting plant, Boston ferns are beautiful, lush and can be hung in a hanging planter or placed on a plant stand.
3. Spider Plants
The spider plant is one of the most common plants around, but it’s also one of the most cleansing. Spider plants can purify formaldehyde and other airborne attackers in as little as 11 hours. Even better, these plants are inexpensive and easy to take care of.