In 1989, NASA investigated how plants can purify the air in a home (as part of a study of the length of time humans stay in space). The study showed that plants are really great air purifiers.
- Areca palm butterfly (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens) – is known as areca or house butterfly palm. It is one of the most widely used types of palm trees for bright interiors. It is characterized by narrow, upright and feathery leaves. The leaves bend at the top to form ornate fans. Each fan can contain up to 100 segments. These large and strong plants are attracting attention and are becoming increasingly popular for cultivation.
The Areca palm butterfly has aesthetic value. It is also good to have this plant near you for health reasons. This magical tree is one of the best air purifiers. It has the ability to constantly remove chemical toxins from the air and removes even formaldehyde. This houseplant is considered one of the best air fresheners. The air in the room where it is located will be of constant humidity and freshness. It is especially effective in humidifying the air in the winter when the air is dried due to the radiators. If you have the conditions to grow this palm-get a house Areca palm.
- Green lily (Chlorophytum Comosum) – often called “spider plant”. It originates from South Africa. It is a houseplant that does not require much care. It looks beautiful and is considered that the green lily purifies the air and increases its humidity. It usually grows about 60 m in height. The length of the leaves ranges from 20 to 45 cm. When the plant blooms – there are a couple of small white flowers that usually wither. You can place this plant on the window or put it in a hanging basket. Popular places for a green lily are on the table, in the bathroom, above the bathtub or porch, etc. Every place will suit a green lily as long as it gets at least a little light. A green lily is not dangerous for pets. It is not recommended, however, that pets test it by chewing. The green lily requires very little care, so it can be grown by people who have never had a plant. Only intense neglect of a plant can cause its “death.” Green lilies that get more light will produce more flowers and offspring. The amount of light too can affect the appearance of the plant (greater variegation, darker color, etc.). However, too much direct sunlight can burn the leaves, so plants prefer moderately lit areas and indirect light.
- Lady’s palm (Rhapis excelsa) – indoor plants do not have only a decorative function. In the USA, employers keep this plant in offices in order to reduce stress in employees and a more relaxed atmosphere. It is a decorative plant that successfully cleans the air of ammonia and reduces the harmful effects of cleaning agents. Due to its good adaptability to conditions, it is quite widespread in homes. The solid stems of the lady’s palm are covered with fibers. It grows very slowly. It can grow in height, but also in width over three meters. The leaves are dark green, broad and divided into broad segments. At the top appear spirally arranged shiny flowers containing three joined petals. The fruits are fleshy and white. The lady’s palm is extremely resistant to insects. It is a small palm that grows extremely well indoors, but under appropriate conditions. In summer, the palm tree needs to be watered more often. In winter, it is enough to water the palm tree once a month or every other week. It does not tolerate a lot of sunlight. Occasionally requires pruning the tops of the leaves, especially if they turn brown. The lady’s palm is sensitive only to water quality, so it would be good to filter water for watering. It does not grow in the wild. This plant is mostly cultivated. The palm tree is one of the best air purifiers. It cleans the air and at the same time enriches the air with a number of important minerals and salts that the body needs. It calms down and is therefore used in many offices. Interesting is the research conducted by NASA scientists. Research has proven that houseplants have a decorative function (decoration in any space), plants purify the air and reduce levels of stress and tension. The palm tree filters toxins from the room. Improves the air quality in the room in which it is located. The plant does not require much attention.
- Ficus Elastica or Rubber Fig-is a new trendy houseplant and tropical tree. He likes partial shade. It thrives well in partial shade. It got its name because all parts of the plant are full of natural latex. This latex used to make rubber in the east. The plant looks gorgeous and beautiful though a bit “plastic”. It is an excellent collaborator if the space in which you live / lives needs an air purifier. The plant does not require much care. It looks gorgeous and beautiful.
It has dark green fleshy leaves. The plant “ficus elastica” loves a lot of light. Within a few years, the plant can grow to impressive heights, especially if you keep the plant outdoors during the summer.
If you have patience and start growing ficus as a young plant, it will be better adapted to indoor life than if you buy an already mature ficus plant. A smaller pot will limit the growth of the plant if you want the plant to stay small. This type of ficus looks extremely dramatic and sculptural, especially when there is plenty of room to grow. It can thus become an excellent point of focus in a minimalist room with restrained decoration. It can perfectly complement and revive strange corners in rooms. This plant is interior designers a frequent choice due to its impressive structure and sumptuous appearance. The plant is a detail of chic space and often appears in advertisements of well-known manufacturers of paints and home products. The plant is simple enough in shape to fit into any interior, regardless of the style of decoration. The fleshy leaves of the plant are an interesting motif for photography while the whole plant is extremely photogenic. These plants grow in unique forms depending on the conditions in which they are and regardless of whether they are small or large specimens. the plant will thrive anyway. In summer, when the growing season, it is necessary to maintain soil moisture. The plants need to be watered the rest of the time only once or twice a month.
- Scarlet Star or Droophead tufted airplant (Guzmania Lingulata) – for this plant the location of accommodation in the room is not so important. It decorates every space of the home with its beautiful leaves. The main properties of this plant are beauty and removal of all impurities from the air. The genus Guzmania has over 120 flowering species and is part of the Bromeliaceace family, a subfamily of Tillandsioideae. The genus is named after the Spanish botanist and naturalist Atanasio Guzman. Guzmania is an epiphytic perennial that originates from South and Central America, western India. It is characterized by long, narrow and shiny leaves that start from the central recess. Their trademark are conspicuous and large petals – bracts of incredible colors. Flowers appear during the summer. They grow up to 30 – 40 cm in height and are about 25 cm in diameter. The lifespan of guzmania is two to three years. Species of this genus are epiphytes, which is why they can be grown in shallow pots or a piece of trunk. The containers in which they are grown must have good drainage. The substrate should contain fibrous peat and a little clay garden soil with the addition of sand. Adult plants do not need to be transplanted. Young plants can be transplanted after some time (preferably in the spring) in pots with a diameter of 10-12 cm. The plants in these pots remain until they bloom and form numerous rosettes.
They require a lot of heat and high relative humidity for successful growth. Plants decay if it is cold and do not tolerate temperatures below 12ºC. Indirect sunlight or partial shade suits plants. Plants should not be exposed to direct sunlight. The substrate should not be constantly moist. Otherwise, the plant will rot. They should be watered abundantly in summer. In winter, the plants should be watered less if they are kept in colder rooms.
Feeding should be done during the vegetation period, preferably with liquid fertilizer.