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Clean Air and Plants That Naturally Help

Lakeland Living Room with a Myriad of Helpful HouseplantsIn the U.S., we spend a lot of time indoors. The problem is that most of the time, indoor air can turn out to be unhealthy as air pollution gets trapped in your house. But one natural way to defeat the unhealthy indoor air is to include more vegetation to your Lakeland indoor spaces. With regards to growing plants indoors, there are quite a few that can clean your air. These attractive and functional plants are generally easy to care for and carry various benefits for their owners.

A lot of us comprehend that trees and plants are useful for our planet and necessary for our local and global air quality. But it may come as an unexpected that plants can improve the quality of the air in the house too. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside your home can be two to five times more unhealthy than the air outside. The World Health Organization has similarly recognized indoor air pollution to be a significant health risk. This is because as toxins build up in the air indoors, it can begin to affect your health that ranges from asthma and respiratory illnesses to cancer. The more time we spend indoors, the more that healthy air quality should become a top priority.

Thankfully, there are a lot of different types of house plants that can benefit clean and freshen the air in any room of your house. As a rule, the bigger the plant and its leaves are more capable of help clean your indoor air. This is because larger plants absorb more volatile organic compounds (VOCs), gases and toxins that can make you sick if you inhale too much of them. As the plant absorbs the harmful substances, it also releases fresh oxygen into the air, greatly improving the air quality in the room.

Most likely the most common and well-known of air-cleaning plants is the spider plant. With its distinctive long, narrow leaves and ability to thrive in a variety of indoor spaces, the spider plant also has a distinctive characteristic that makes it to the list of one of the best house plants to choose for cleaner air. They are not hard to grow and can reach up to three feet long. A couple of them have green-and-white striped leaves and can even produce small white flowers in the right conditions.

Along with the spider plant, some of the other most popular indoor plants that clean the air include English ivy, bamboo palms, Chinese evergreen, and the dragon tree. Every one of these attractive green plants grows well in pots and other containers and can flourish inside in indirect sunlight. Of course, if you prefer a plant with flowers to brighten your home, consider choosing gerbera daisies, pot mums, or the peace lily. These flowering indoor plants will not only create beautiful blooms all year, but they also clean your air while they deliver a satisfying aroma into your home.

For more assortment and a more distinctive look, you may also try choosing the purple waffle plant, purple spiderwort, the asparagus fern, the nerve plant, or weeping fig. While both of these plants can produce cleaner, fresher air, they also offer beautiful purple or dark green foliage and a unique, designer look. Some of these plants require a little more care and can be picky about moisture and sunlight levels. But with a little extra effort, these plants can create a beautiful, natural display that is working hard to clean the air inside your home.

With certain air-cleansing indoor plants to select from, the hardest part may be to decide which ones to send home first! But whatever you choose, you are assured to improve your indoor air quality and make your home a healthier place to be.

Here at Real Property Management Lakeside, we can assist you to find the perfect Lakeland rental home for you and your plants. View our available rentals and give us a call at 863-302-8752 to schedule a showing today.


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