Indoor plants or houseplants are not only decorative but also beneficial for your daily life and environment. They convert your carbon dioxide into oxygen so you breathe easily. Plants releases water in atmosphere which increases the level of water in air and cures diseases like dry coughs etc. By planting inside your house you can enjoy the nature and also take benefits from them. They purify air by filtering all kinds of pollutants released from your daily usable products. Indoor plants help you in curing your various kinds of diseases. Houseplants provide a better living environment. Here are some best plants to have in your home.
- Bamboo Palm or Reed Palm(Chamaedorea seifrizii):-
Bamboo palm is a graceful plant which requires very less maintenance, survives in low light and can easily adapt to warm and cool air conditions.
Your day to day products like air fresheners, plastic wallpaper etc contain volatile organic chemicals which produces harmful gases. Therefore, to provide a healthy environment it absorbs formaldehyde. It acts as a natural humidifier.
- Snake Plant(Sansevieria trifasciata):-
Snake plant is also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. It can grow under low light and improper watering.
You should prefer to keep this plant in bedroom since it releases oxygen at night. It purifies air by absorbing formaldehyde, nitrogen oxides, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene and benzene.
- Aloe Vera(Aloe Barbadensis):-
Aloe vera needs less maintenance. It contains 200 components like a vitamin, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. Vitamins present are A, C, E, B1 and B2 and minerals that are found are calcium, zinc, chromium, sodium and iron. Eight essential amino-acids are also found. Fatty acids like B-sitosterol and HCL cholesterol are helpful in reducing allergies. If you are facing the problem in adapting to changes and stress aloe vera is the solution.
Digestion and its related diseases can be solved with aloe vera. Girls generally have skin issues; aloe vera is the best solution. It helps in regulating blood pressure and reducing cholesterol. Aloe vera is an Antibiotic, Antibacterial, antiseptic, Antifungal and antiviral.
- Peace lily(Spathiphyllum):-
It is a plant which can be maintained very easily. It requires very less water and fertilizer. It can survive in dry soil for long time. In dim light conditions, this plant will bloom with white flowers. It can be used as air purifier. It absorbs pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde etc.
It removes benzene and waste of oils, paints, plastics and detergents. It should not be ingested by humans. It purifies air by removing trichloroethylene found in cleaners. Since it removes mold spores from air it is best suited for bathrooms.
- Boston Ferns(Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis):-
Boston Ferns grow in hanging baskets. It requires bright light and frequent watering. It is susceptible to insects. It acts as a natural humidifier.
It also helps in removing harmful pollutant from your house like formaldehyde. It cures dry skin.
- Spider plant(Chlorophytum comosum):-
It needs indirect bright light and plenty of water. It can survive in degraded soils. It is one of the best indoor plants that absorb formaldehyde. It removes carbon monoxide also.
It is rich in vitamins c and minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron. It also contains antioxidants and helps in preventing diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart diseases. It is said to have insecticidal property.