After a long day's work, when you come home totally exhausted, don't you feel like having a cosy peaceful night's sleep? Sleep is perhaps the most essential task in your day's routine - a proper period of shut-eye can relieve you of your fatigue and recharge you for the next morning.
And while you's safely at it, there are many air-borne pollutants creeping into your lungs - catching you totally unaware. Yes, before you ask it, they are harmful and toxic.
You probably don't suspect your coffee table, but if it's made of particleboard, it is emitting gasses. The paint on the walls and the upholstery on the furniture are just some of the other items in your home releasing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), like formaldehyde.
You might feel nauseated and experience fatigue when you wake up in the morning.
How do you combat it? NASA's Clean Air Study revealed that certain foliage plants can greatly enhance indoor air quality when kept in your home - they have air purifying properties and can detoxify your bedroom from the airborne VOCs, dusts and germs.
Aesthetically, they can lower your stress and boost your attention capacity.
So why not add a few easy-care plants to your living space?
Spider plant is the perfect choice for battling toxins including carbon monoxide and xylene in your bedroom. Over time, these plants grow baby 'spiderettes' - you can go ahead and repot them for a blossoming, spider family. Bonus point - it is totally safe for your pets!
These evergreen perennials can effectively remove benzene and formaldehyde from your bedroom. These patterned and colorful plants are native to tropical forests in Asia. Chinese evergreens like high humidity, so it is advised to water them moderately.
This large group of houseplants comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Draceana plants often grow to three feet tall so they require larger pots and more space. They like to be misted rather than watered - too much water is a kiss of death for this plant.
They rank the highest when it comes to air purifiers. Along with common toxins, it eliminates benzene and ammonia as well.
So brighten up your kitchen or living room with a chrysanthemum. When it comes to care, these plants love sunlight, so place it in a spot near a sunbathed window.
This evergreen climbing plant is well adapted to indoor conditions. It is particularly effective at reducing airborne fecal particles which makes it the perfect air purifier for your room.
It look especially picturesque growing from a hanging basket or around your windowsill. Be slightly careful around this plant - may cause severe contact dermatitis in humans with sensitive skin.
Peace lilies enhance indoor air quality. These plants require little to no sunlight and are easy to cultivate. Symbolizing peace and cooperation, the white hooded flowers do strike an elegant pose, if positioned gracefully in one corner of the living space.
This plant has enormous benefits - the jelly-like extract from its leaves can act as a skin moisturizer and can also be used as a pain reliever when applied on scrapes and burns. The best spot to keep this plant is a sunny window.
Also, if you have just re potted the plant, do not water it for two to three days, wait for the roots to settle.
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