15 indoor plants that will make indoor air cleaner
Tips / / December 19, 2019
Few can boast of living in a clean area. Transport, industrial enterprises, as well as furniture and decoration materials pollute the air we breathe. But some plants are perfectly cope with volatile toxic substances - Choose from 15 fighters for effective green clean air.
Rapis - most efficient plant for air purification. Copes with formaldehyde, benzene, toluene. In addition, this palm is not demanding to humidity. Ideally you should keep it in the room is not too hot (up to 22 ° C) near the window: Rapis loves bright light.
Scheffler especially good at absorbing the tobacco smoke. Watering is needed infrequently, but the spray is better every day. It prefers moderate temperatures, is therefore well suited for rooms with air conditioning. But do not put the pot directly under the stream of air.
Chamaedorea elegans He prefers not too high temperature (20 ° C) and high humidity. It grows rather slowly (2-3 leaves per year), so it is better to buy the palm of the desired size.
Ficus benjamina - unpretentious variegated shrub. Excellent absorbs toxic substances such as formaldehyde and benzene. Suitable for bright room with a temperature of 20 to 25 ° C. Since ficus attract dust, every couple of weeks it will be useful to souls.
Dracaena good against formaldehyde. Quite carries artificial lighting, so is ideal for office space. By the humidity is not demanding, but spraying will be happy.
Ivy undemanding and effective against formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia. However, it should be borne in mind that the plant itself is poisonous. Therefore it is better suitable for the office, rather than for residential apartments, where there are children or pets.
Chlorophytum - a very common plant that grows quickly and easily propagated. It is considered one of the most undemanding plants. It prefers bright light, but can grow on the north window. He was very fond of eating catsSo the presence of fuzzy weevil will have to put the plant in a hanging pot.
Spathiphyllum - sprawling, richly flowering and at the same time not too finicky plant. It is advisable to regularly spray, but in a dry room Spathiphyllum may well survive. However, the tips of the leaves are dry.
Nephrolepis used to be very common - it can be found in many administrative areas, but now this fern give birth less often. And it is in vain: it cleans the air from both chemical pollution and by exhaled carbon dioxide. Besides Nephrolepis can grow even in the absence of the sun, it is enough, and fluorescent lamps.
Philodendron copes with formaldehyde. Of the difficulties: plant does not tolerate even a short stay in the cold, so you should not buy it in the winter. Optimum detention temperature - from 16 to 25 ° C. The soil should be porous (such as for orchids), and watering - regular.
Potos its large leaves consumes a lot of toxic substances. It is shade tolerant and is not exacting to temperature conditions. It is growing quite rapidly, and the water it can be rare. On the need for watering just learn on the leaves: yellowing talk about the excess moisture, and dry brown tips - a lack.
Syngonium easy to clean: shade tolerant without demanding humidity prefers a moderate watering. It may take the form of a small bush or vine, if you allow it to grow.
Anthurium - bright and quite popular flowering plant. Find it in the store will not be difficult. Thermophilic (20 to 28 ° C), well tolerated penumbra. Clean air from toluene, formaldehyde, ammonia.
tsissus - grape relative - can grow in a wide temperature range (from 12 to 25 ° C), not demanding humidity. It looks good in hanging pots.
gerbera we used to see in the form of a cut-off, however, and in a pot a plant will delight flowers from August to November. To clean the air of harmful substances will leaves all year round. True, the gerbera is not the easiest to care for the plant: need careful watering, high humidity (without spraying) and a lot of sunlight.
Let me remind the general rules of the content of plants:
- Place Pot better in a place where there are no permanent drafts.
- Watering should be as dry topsoil, avoiding waterlogging (not sure if buy soil moisture meter).
- Usually, the plants need to be protected from direct sunlight.
- Repotting is best done in spring or early summer as the filling of the pot back.
- Feed fertilizer should be in a period of growth, flowering or illness.