Indoor plants have their own aesthetic value that can firmly allure anyone. Besides, its aesthetic value, indoor plants are air purifiers, stress relievers, and mood makers. These plants have even proved to balance temperature and increase relative humidity indoor. Studies show that indoor plants increase our concentration and productivity by 15%. The roles these plants play for us are no less than that of mothers. Hence it’s always advantageous to keep plants around us.
The importance of indoor plants comes way back from 400-500 BC by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romanians. Babylon Garden is also one of the examples of the early era houseplants.
In the 1980s an American Scientist Dr. Bill Wolverton experimented. He enclosed his house plants in a gas chamber while the gas chamber was later introduced with all kinds of pollutants. As a result, he found out which plants could reduce air pollutants. Based on this experiment, NASA in 1989 came up with a list of air-purifying plants.
The list goes very long but here are the top 5 indoor plants that you should possess in your house.
List of Indoor Plants
Z Z (Zamiculus zamifolia)
These plants require very low maintenance but play a high role in eradicating pollutants like Toulene and Xylene(traffic pollutants). They shouldn’t be kept under direct sunlight and need to be watered only once in 14 days.
Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)
These plants are well known for reducing humidity in the house. People like to keep them in fungus and mold-prone areas as they can reduce humidity. They need a bright and warm place.
Monstera (Monstera obliqua)
These plants have wide leaves. They can eradicate formaldehyde(comes from furniture). These plants grow well only in moist soil. They don’t need direct sunlight but a well-lit room.
Snake (Sansevieria trifasciata)
This plant also grows under low maintenance. They are one of the few plants that convert carbon dioxide into oxygen at night. Having a snake-like structure, these plants are named the Snake plant
Money plant (Epipremnum aureium)
Money plants are the most popular indoor plants because they can grow well in both soil and water. They filter the air and maintain positive energy in the house. They spread like a vine hence look very attractive too.
To keep the air fresh and pristine, at least 8-10 indoor plants should be planted for an area of 800-100 sq. ft. Even the common plants that we see around our house have great potential as an air purifier. Indoor plants take so little from us yet give us back limitless happiness and take care of us. Now you know what to do when you see an empty corner in your house, give it life.