Aside from having high-performance HVAC filters and air purifier for quality indoor air, another good addition to your home are indoor plants. They add color and life to your home, also help enhance your home’s air quality.
Want to know the best indoor plants for improved IAQ? Check them out below!
- Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
Also known as the Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, the Snake Plant is considered one of the most potent houseplants for absorbing contaminants and toxins in the air such as nitrogen oxide, xylene, formaldehyde, and benzene.
It originated in Western Africa but, recently it has gained popularity all over the world. Snake Plant does not require that much amount of light and water, making it a low-maintenance plant.
- Florist’s Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
Often referred to as the Hardy Garden Mum or Florist’s Daisy, this indoor plant is a popular perennial houseplant that loves a minimum amount of water and direct sunlight. Once planted in the right soil type along with proper care, it will produce beautiful flowers of various colors. They also cleanse the chemicals in the air including toluene, xylene, ammonia, and trichloroethylene.
- Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Were you not gifted with a green thumb? No worries! This evergreen plant is easy to maintain, requiring less sunlight and water. Peace Lily is effective in eliminating airborne VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds like benzene. Water it at least once a week then place it in a dark corner for best results.
- Flamingo Lily (Anthurium andraeanum)
Flamingo Lily, also called as Laceleaf is widely known for its colorful and gorgeous flowers. The NASA Clean Air Study found out that this plant is effective at removing air pollutants like toluene, ammonia, and formaldehyde. If you want to grow this plant, make sure to give it the care it deserves. Do not place it under direct sunlight. Also, keep a humidifier at home to maintain the humidity level that this plant needs.
- Red-Edged Dracaena (Dracaena reflexa)
It is an upright evergreen plant that produces either cream-colored or narrow green leaves. You will notice white flowers blooming when the plant is matured. Red-Edged is common in America and it requires little work to survive. It also does a great job in removing air contaminants in your home. However, keep it away from your pets because it is toxic when ingested.
Double or triple your defense against airborne pollutants by having these indoor plants at home and investing quality IAQ products from A-Better Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact us for professional assistance to your IAQ and HVAC needs.