The right to clean air is a fundamental right. Yet we rarely ever get to breathe clean air, especially in cities. Now, buying an air purifier to clean our ambient air seems like the only wise option.
But air-purifiers are expensive. So, what does one do?
Invest in houseplants.
Not only do they Jazz up your home but clean the toxins from the air simultaneously too. That’s a win-win situation too. Isn’t it?
Read on to know about 12 such amazing air-purifying houseplants (that NASA recommends), how to care for them and where to place them in your home.
“There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.” ~ Robert Orben
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- Areca Palm
As with all plants, the Areca Palm is biologically engineered to take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. However, what sets the Areca Palm apart is its ability to also purify the environment it’s placed in by removing dangerous chemicals such as formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.
Recommendation & Care: The Areca Palm does well in filtered light and needs to be watered often. For one person, four shoulder-high plants should suffice.
Best Placement: The Living Room
2. Snake plant