In the late 1980s, NASA conducted scientific research into various methods of purifying the air in Spaceships carried out. Some houseplants have been found to keep the air much fresher than the high technology methods.
Today we bring you a list of the most useful plants according to NASA research. Not only are they beautiful, they also purify the air in your home from harmful and unpleasant substances. Choose your new houseplants and enjoy the healthy fresh air at home.
1. For the kitchen
The room azalea is not only popular because of its beauty. It will purify the air in your kitchen of formaldehyde and benzene, which are found in most cleaning agents.
2. For the nursery
The gerberas have the ability to purify the air of benzene, which is secreted by plastic goods, also synthetic fibers, rubber, ink and other industrial substances that are to be found in every household.
3. For the living room
The rubber tree neutralizes the evaporation of formaldehyde, toluene, hydrochloric acid and ammonia. Put the plant near your office equipment to absorb its radiation. The rubber tree keeps the air in the room moist.
4. For the bedroom
The positive effects of real aloe have been known for more than 6000 years. The ancient Egyptians called this green wonder of nature “the plant of immortality” because of its healing powers. Nowadays, real aloe is used against skin problems, wounds and skin burns. In addition, this useful plant filters the room air from formaldehyde and benzene. At night it absorbs carbon dioxide from the air and secretes oxygen.
5. For the office
The cactus family Cereus repandus absorbs the electromagnetic radiation from your computer better than other plants.
6. For the wardrobe
The green lily is a very easy to care for plant. It also thrives in dry potting soil, as well as in a cool or poorly lit room. The plant filters bad smells and harmful substances from painted surfaces, wallpaper, printed products, etc.
7. For the anteroom
The colored nettle likes the shade and does not need fertilization or transplanting. The plant also usually grows at lower temperatures. The colored nettle is famous not only for its beautiful colorful leaves, but also for its ability to filter the indoor air from impurities.
8. For the hallway
The sheath leaf is a graceful plant that also thrives very well in the shade. This elegant ornamental flower is at the top of the NASA list thanks to its ability to effectively purify the air of the most common organic compounds formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethane.
9. For small spaces
The Efeutute is not a demanding plant and therefore ideal for small rooms. The unfavorable factors, such as shade, low temperatures, etc., do not affect their growth at all. The most important property of the Efeutute is that it successfully filters carbon monoxide, toluene and benzene in the air.
10. For old houses
Pelargoniums aromatize the air, kill the bacteria and repel the moths. The aroma of this plant relaxes the nerves and soothes the soul.
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