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Clean Air and Plants That Naturally Help

Brentwood Living Room with a Myriad of Helpful HouseplantsIn the U.S., we spend a lot of time indoors. The problem is that usually, indoor air can become unhealthy as air pollution gets trapped in your house. But one natural way to fight the predicament of unhealthy indoor air is to include more plants to your Brentwood indoor spaces. When dealing with growing plants indoors, there are quite a few that can clean your air. These attractive and functional plants are usually simple to care for and contain many benefits for their owners.

Most of us understand that trees and plants are great for our planet and necessary for our local and global air quality. But it may come as a shock that plants can improve the quality of the air inside 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 produce health problems that vary from asthma and respiratory illnesses to cancer. The more time we spend indoors, the more that healthy air quality should become a top priority.

Luckily, there are lots of distinct kinds of house plants that can better clean and freshen the air in any room of your house. As a rule, the bigger the plant and its leaves, the more it can help clean your indoor air. This is because larger plants absorb more volatile organic compounds (VOCs), gases and toxins that cause you to become sick if you breathe in too much of them. As the plant absorbs the harmful substances, it also releases fresh oxygen into the air, greatly improving the air quality in the room.

Probably one of 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 individual characteristics that make it one of the best house plants to choose for cleaner air. They are not difficult to grow and can reach up to three feet long. Some species 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 flourish 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 let out a pleasant fragrance into your home.

For more diversity and a more distinctive look, you might also think about choosing the purple waffle plant, purple spiderwort, the asparagus fern, the nerve plant, or weeping fig. Even though 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 most significant challenge may be determining which ones to bring home first! But no matter 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 One, we can help you find the perfect Brentwood rental home for you and your plants. View our available rentals and give us a call at 925-495-4953 to schedule a showing today.

 

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