Dust, pollution, poor air quality, smoke, and smog – these have become increasing concerns in the cities of India. As more and more reports are being published about the dismal quality of air in our urban centres, we grow all the more concerned about health issues caused by breathing such polluted air. Most of us choose to invest in air purifiers these days. There are, however, greener and smarter and more beautiful ways to purify the indoor air. Adding indoor plants is a great way to combat poor indoor air quality. Not only are these veritable “oxygen bombs”, they do also add a much-needed touch of greenery to our homes, schools, and office spaces. Let’s take a look at five such wonderful plants that you need in your room to improve the air quality indoors and to help you lead a better lifestyle:
Bamboo Palm – If you live or planning to live in an apartment at Ghodbunder Road, you might already get to see stunning views of Yeoor Hills which is refreshing, However, one of the best additions that you can make to your home is a Bamboo Palm or the Reed Palm (Chamaedorea Seifrizii). It is the perfect plant for the living room or a balcony or patio area because it grows well in a part shade, part sun environment. The Bamboo Palm does much to remove benzene and formaldehyde and similar toxic elements from the air. This plant, however grows into a leafy plant and needs a nice spacious corner of the home.
Chinese Evergreen – The one concern that many home owners and entrepreneurs have is a lack of time to care for indoor plants. The Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema Modestum) is the perfect solution for such places. The plant thrives in low sunlight areas of the flat or office and is a plant that is very easy to take care of. They also need very little space. Though the Chinese Evergreen is great when it comes to removing air toxicity, they are not recommended for homes with pets. The plants contain irritants that could be hazardous to domestic pets.
Madagascar Dragon Tree – The Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena Marginata) is often described as the easiest, most-popular, and most-reliable houseplants to have. In fact, many offices, hospitals, schools, and similar establishments prefer this leafy plant over most others. Not only does the palm like appearance lend a pleasant look to your indoor space, this is one plant that grows well in low-light and is low maintenance. It is very effective in removing toxic elements such as xylene and trichloroethylene from the air around it.
Gerbera Daisy – If you own a 2 BHK in Thane, here’s a wonderful idea to brighten up your home and at the same time help purify the indoor air. Plant a Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera Jamesonii). We often find these brightly coloured flowers at the florist’s but what we do not know is that the Gerbera plant is great at removing benzene from the air. Another advantage is that it grows rather well in warm tropical temperatures. So, an east facing window or a balcony with great sunlight should be about perfect to house these plants. And the pop of colour is certainly an added bonus.
Spider Plant – Here’s another popular and great addition to your 2 BHK in Thane. This one is often smaller than the other plants in this list and can be a great addition to your bedroom or to a children’s playroom. The Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum ‘Vittatum’) with its white-green leaves needs a lot of indirect sunlight. It is often grown in hanging pots near windows. It does a great job when it comes to adding colour to the room and when it comes to removing formaldehyde and benzene from the surrounding air.