Plants make beautiful and practical additions to your living space. Indoor plants, in particular, can liven up a room or a corner in your house. Other than the natural beauty they bring, they can also help improve the quality of the air you breathe.
Here are some popular types of indoor plants in Singapore that can help clean indoor air and some bits of information about them.
Like most palms, areca palm is hardy, and it grows fast. It can also thrive in partial shades. What’s best about this indoor plant, however, is its ability to remove toxins from the air, including formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide. This property makes it an ideal choice when someone at home smokes cigarettes. To keep your areca palm green and fresh, spray the leaves and dampen its root ball.
Orchids also make excellent house plants. Some people say orchids are very difficult to care for, but this is not always true. Dendrobium orchids, for instance, is neglect-tolerant. This means it only needs little to no maintenance. It’s a favourite indoor plant because of its pretty flowers. Not a lot of people know, however, that it can also kill pollutants in the air like xylene, which is present in glues and paints.
This humble flowering plant, also known as spathiphyllum, is also a great choice for your home. It has glossy leaves and pretty white flowers that can last for a long time. Peace lilies can get rid of harmful toxins like methyl alcohol, trichloroethylene, acetone, ammonia, benzene and more from your air. Moderate watering is enough to keep its foliage and flowers healthy and its air-purifying qualities working.
Snake plant, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, is also a good choice. It is famous for its upright, tough leaves that give off an architectural appeal. Snake plant helps remove chemical vapours in the air, including formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, trichloroethylene and xylene. It requires little watering, according to dealers of indoor plants in Singapore.
These plants are more than just pretty flora; they also act as natural air purifiers. Keep a pot or two in your house so you can have safer air to breathe.