Five House Plants That Are Good For Your Health

House plants make some of the best accessories. You always need to add a little life to your space and greenery can make a home feel so much more… well alive! It just freshens up the interior and excretes good energy.

Surround yourself with greenery in a nature -inspired dining room - Home Beautiful

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We can all vaguely remember the process of photosynthesis. Plants soak up sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water from their roots to produce glucose and send out oxygen into the atmosphere. Humans breathe in oxygen and breathe out the carbon dioxide that plants need to continue that process into one big, organic cycle. So plants filter out the air and add the oxygen that we need to thrive on. Now what some people don’t realize is that many plants filter out more than just carbon dioxide and they can actually help tremendously with your health!

1. Golden Pothos

golden pothos / devil's ivy £15

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Golden Pothos are good at removing some formaldehyde but are especially good at removing other chemicals such as benzene and trichlozomethyl. Benzene is found in glue, adhesives, cleaning products, and paint strippers in the home. The plants are also extremely easy to take care of as they require minimum watering and low-lit areas.

2. English Ivy

English Ivy - GoodHousekeeping.com

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While many people think of ivy as a typical outdoor plant, but when you bring English Ivy inside it can do wonders at purifying your air. It is especially good at absorbing mold in the air in many studies, which is great for Austin when the mold allergen becomes really high. It’s also very easy to take care of- it needs a lot of light but requires very little watering.

3. Peace Lilies

This peace lily needs little sunlight and purifies the air.

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These lilies are known to remove the same type of chemicals from the air as the Golden Pothos which include benzene, formaldehyde, and trichlozomethyl, and even carbon monoxide. They also don’t need too much light as they are sometimes called “closet lilies.” Place it in indirect light and watch it bloom as one of the few indoor plants that actually blooms flowers.

4. Ferns

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Ferns do a few amazing things to the air inside our home. They can increase the humidity which helps your skin and hair from drying out. And specifically Boston Ferns are known by NASA for purifying the air of chemicals such as formaldehyde, plastic, and even cigarette smoke! They are also pretty easy to keep alive as they require indirect sunlight, but they do need to be watered fairly often.

5. Snake Plant

Mid century modern plant stand, Inspired by the 1950s... this beautiful mid century style plant stand is the perfect decor piece for any room--featuring SQUARE legs. Made from locally sourced wood. The stands have been stress-tested at over 100LBS to ensure it can withstand the weight of even your heaviest plant friend. *****Ceramic pot not included***** Dimensions: Height - 9 3/4 total height. The stand can be used in either direction--simply flip it over to have your pot sit higher ...

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Snake plants are known to purify the air really well by filtering the common chemicals like benzene and formaldehyde, but they also work to remove chemicals such as xylene, toluene, and trichloroethylene. Snake plants absorb carbon dioxide, as all plants do, but they release their oxygen at night making it especially helpful in your bedroom to get a good night’s rest! They prefer indirect light and need breaks between watering so they are another easy plan to take care of.

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