Can Plants Help You Clean?

Keeping your home clean is a never-ending task in which some areas are overlooked. One such area is purifying the air in your home. Air quality in your home is affected by paint, wallpaper, cleaning products, pollen, mold, furniture fill and fabrics, and bacteria. The quality of air is an important consideration for those who suffer from allergies and other health concerns. An easy way to solve this problem without buying costly air filters or spending more time cleaning your home is to add a few indoor plants. Yes, indoor plants filter toxins, reduce harmful particles in the air, and improve overall air quality in your home. Here’s a list of easy care indoor plants that not only help you clean, but look beautiful as well.

Aloe Vera Plant – You probably already know the aloe vera plant because of its well-documented medicinal qualities as an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory used for treating cuts, scrapes, and burns. What you may not know is aloe also filters toxins like formaldehyde from the air in your home.

Ficus Benjamina (Weeping Fig) – Though you may not recognize this pretty tree by its scientific name, you will, no doubt, know the weeping fig on sight. A most popular choice in homes, the Ficus tree needs little attention to flourish. It thrives in indirect sunlight with little watering, making it the ideal indoor plant for those without green thumbs. Ficus Benjamina can grow to heights of 10 feet making a statement in your home, as it filters pesky pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene from inside your home.

Snake Plant – The snake plant, scientifically sansevieria trifasciata, is another great option for those with less than green thumbs. Thriving on a bit of water and sunlight, the snake plant adds a modern look while removing chemicals like benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde from the air.

Palms – Palms of all kinds are beautiful in almost any décor naturally removing toxins from within your home. Like the Ficus and the Snake Plant, Palms are easy to grow and require little attention. Even so, they are powerhouses when it comes to improving air quality in your home, removing benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide with ease.

Peace Lily – Another easy care indoor beauty, the Peace Lily often finds its way into homes as a housewarming gift. With softly scented white blossoms, the Peace Lily rids your home of multiple indoor toxins including benzene, ammonia, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.

Chrysanthemum Morifolium (Garden Mum) – The garden mum is inexpensive and easy to find year-round, adding pretty hues to your home as it purifies the air. Formaldehyde, xylene, ammonia, and benzene are no match for the air cleaning power of these colorful and popular flowers.

Orchids – Another indoor beauty, the colorful orchid has a reputation of being difficult to care for, yet nothing could be further from the truth. Orchids love to be left alone and most are killed as a result of too much attention aka over-watering. Pick up one for your home and say goodbye to harmful xylene in your home.

Spider Plants – Spider plants are easy to care for and grow. With a little water and a good measure of bright, indirect light, the spider plant will reproduce little baby spider plants on shoots as it absorbs formaldehyde and xylene from the air in your home.

Now you know, plants can help you keep your home clean and purify the air inside. With their ability to absorb gases, these plants can remove a long list of toxins which enter your home as a simple part of everyday products. While these plants help you keep your home clean, call on the experts at Signature Maids to help you with the rest of your cleaning needs.