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Clean Air and Plants That Naturally Help

Westborough Living Room with a Myriad of Helpful HouseplantsIn the U.S., we spend a lot of time indoors. The worry here is that many times, indoor air can wind up being unhealthy as air pollution gets trapped in your house. Nevertheless, one natural way to make a fight against the problem of unhealthy indoor air is to include more plants to your Westborough indoor spaces. In regards to growing plants indoors, there is quite a number that can clean your air. These attractive and functional plants are many times easy to care for and possess many benefits for their owners.

For the most part, we all are aware that trees and plants are appropriate for our planet and necessary for our local and global air quality. Moreover, plants can improve the quality of the air indoors 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, they can give rise to health problems that range 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 lots of various sorts of house plants that can help clean and freshen the air in any room of your house. In most cases, the bigger the plant and its leaves, the better able it is to help clean your indoor air. It has something to do with the fact that larger plants absorb more volatile organic compounds (VOCs), gases and toxins that can make you sick if you breathe it all too often. As the plant absorbs the harmful substances, it also releases fresh oxygen into the air, greatly improving the air quality in the room.

Among 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 extraordinary features that make it one of the best house plants to choose for cleaner air. They are not that complicated to grow and can reach up to three feet long. Some varieties 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. Each of these attractive green plants grows well in pots and other containers and can thrive indoors 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 produce beautiful blooms all year, but they also clean your air while they release a nice fragrance into your home.

For more assortment and a more distinctive look, you might also take into account choosing the purple waffle plant, purple spiderwort, the asparagus fern, the nerve plant, or weeping fig. While each one 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 so many air-cleansing indoor plants to choose from, the biggest challenge may be choosing which ones to bring home first! But irrespective of which ones you do, you are sure to improve your indoor air quality and make your home a healthier place to be.

At Real Property Management Metro West-Worcester, we can help you find the perfect Westborough rental home for you and your plants. View our available rentals and give us a call at 508-329-6000 to schedule a showing today.

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