Purify your Space with Plants
March is associated with the color green and the first signs of spring. The color palettes are changing everywhere you look. When it comes to sprucing up your home, spending a little green on greens can go a long way. Adding some plants around your house will not only improve your homes aesthetic but can actually make you feel more relaxed.
Some additional benefits of indoor plants include:
- Cleaner Air
- Lowering your risk for illness
- Boosting mood
- Enhancing concentration and memory
- Promoting healing
Plants act like a sponge naturally removing toxic compounds from the air. They can trap toxins in their own tissue or break them down and release them as harmless by-products. While all plants release oxygen through photosynthesis, some species may have superior air filtering systems too.
Spider plants are good at removing a variety of toxins from indoor air including formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide, xylene (used in leather, rubber and print products). The spider plant significantly removes carbon monoxide from the air. In turn, this creates more oxygen in the home.
Ferns are super purifiers that remove more formaldehyde from the air than any other plant. The downside to these plants is that they can be finicky. It is important to keep them well watered and to mist their leaves daily.
English Ivy is easier to grow than ferns and enjoys partial shade and sun making it a great plant to try indoors. Occasional watering and misting during the winter will keep it healthy.
If you’re looking for something easy going and sturdy this plant is a tough one to kill. They are the perfect houseplant for newbies tolerating neglect and can even handle overwatering.
Written by Natalie Berko