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Plants that Improve Indoor Air Quality

by Andreia Dilly 11/17/2019

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House plants can add color and texture to your home and allow you to bring a touch of nature indoors, but some can also help improve the air quality in your home. According to a study from NASA, choosing one of these plants allows you to enjoy the added beauty and breathe easier at home, too.

5 Plants that Improve Indoor Air Quality

Plants improve indoor air quality by removing or neutralizing chemicals that may be present in the air. Building materials, cleaning products, home furnishings and other items can all release fumes into the home; even if you don’t smell them, you are breathing them in. The following plants are top air purifiers and neutralize a surprising amount of these harmful substances.

  • Boston Fern: Fast growing and easy to care for, this textural beauty is also one of the top air purifiers; Boston Fern removes more formaldehyde from the air than any other plant studied. Formaldehyde can appear in upholstery foam, paints, rugs and more.
  • Rubber Plants: These potent air cleansers also make wonderful plants for rooms without direct sunlight. If you’re having a tough time finding sunny spots for plants, choose a rubber plant – they can’t bear direct sun, instead preferring the cool comfort of a dimmer room.
  • English Ivy: Cultivate this easy care plant if you want to improve your home’s air quality, but don’t have the world’s greenest thumb. Ivy grows quickly and climbs, making it ideal for training to a frame or topiary – it also won’t mind if you forget to water it for a day or more.
  • Peace Lily: While most of the potent air purifiers are pure greenery, peace lily has striking white flowers that can help accent your home. This delicate looking purifier is a favorite for bridal bouquets and decorations, and is surprisingly robust for growing in the home, too. Peace lilies do require some attention, but if you are willing to water daily, it could make an elegant and striking air purifier for your home. Skip this one if you have curious pets, though; the leaves can cause stomach upset if eaten.
  • Spider Plant: This hearty variety also reproduces swiftly; the babies can be potted and create even more natural purifying power for your home. Spider plants are pet safe, easy to care for and add both color and texture to their décor, making them a natural choice for any home.

Choosing a few plants from the list can help you breathe easy and feel more comfortable at home. Incorporating these easy care plants into your home décor will help have a more natural, greener environment in more ways than one.

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Andreia Dilly

Make your dreams come true is her goal! 

Andreia Dilly is originally from Brazil, but she has been in the USA for 20 years and in Real Estate for 18 Years. She started in this business as a secretary and for the last 16 years she has acted as a Real Estate consultant.

Her pleasure is being part of the people's dreams to own a home. Even when it is an investment! She has expertise in Short Sales, Foreclosures, Auctions and everything related with this business. She also specializes in Vacation Homes. Andreia is also able to reverse the world in order to help her clients to be happy. She can help them from the very beginning, thru the end, even in the financial part. She also partners with her husband in flip homes. He has a construction company that works with all renovations, remodeling, restoration and rehab for herself and her clients. She has a lot experience in Flip Homes too.

For Andreia, "My job goes beyond sales! I wanna know my clients goal. I wanna know your dream!"