You don’t have to live in an industrial area to find poisons dissolved in the air; even if we don’t realize it at home we have a series of objects, from furniture to garbage bags, from monitors to wall paint, that are not always made with completely ecological materials; on the contrary, many of these objects introduce into the air substances that are decidedly unhealthy, that we find ourselves breathing daily, especially if our home is equipped with an air conditioning system, that leads us to keep doors and windows closed.
In addition to these chemicals released by objects, in the house we also have many bacteria, which can come from the garbage, fruit, pets.
If we then live in an area with heavy traffic, or near industries, the air in our house can also be worsened by dust rich in harmful substances.
Which and how many plants
There are many plants that help us to improve the quality of the air in our house; they are not particularly exotic plants or difficult to find, on the contrary: among the plants that seem to purify the air we find the ficus and the pothos, two plants very widespread, very decorative and easy to grow; other recommended plants are the areca, the sanseverie, the orchids; these plants seem to improve the quality of the air by absorbing residues of ethylene, triheline, formaldehyde.
Tillandsias are particularly suitable for removing dust from the air. The presence of plants in the house then leads to a decrease in ozone, very harmful if present in the air we breathe. To have a beneficial effect it is not necessary to fill our house with plants, but it is sufficient to have 1-2 plants for each room of the apartment.
Even the old theory of not keeping plants in the bedroom is outdated; once it was suggested not to keep plants in an area where you spend the night, because most plants in the daytime introduce oxygen into the air, while at night introduce carbon dioxide.
Apart from the fact that each plant introduces small doses of carbon dioxide, more or less equal to that which a pet or our partner could introduce; therefore, it would be like suggesting to someone not to sleep with the cat or with the partner.
In addition to this, there are plants that also at night introduce oxygen into the air, subtracting carbon dioxide, and are most of the succulents: so having a cactus in the bedroom, or a sanseviera, can improve the amount of oxygen in the air, during the day, as well as at night.
Plant Health: Other Benefits
In addition to improving the quality of the air and therefore our health, it has been scientifically proven that the presence of plants in homes also improves the mood and ability to concentrate of people, the presence of natural elements and the color green in fact improve our intellectual abilities.
So the advice is to place a beautiful plant near the desk of the office; we will also have to learn to take care of our new partner, but will reward us with cleaner air and more relaxation in the work.
Watch the Video