Between the household products we use, mold and dust mites, bacteria, pollen and the materials that make up decoration and new furniture, indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air with its many VOCs. Fortunately, plants can improve the quality of indoor air, thus preserving our health. Unfortunately, some just don’t know how to deal with it. For fear of killing these plants, budding gardeners who do not have a green thumb are therefore giving up the installation of flower and leafy pots at home. However, there are certain depolluting AND indestructible plants. Easy to maintain, they make it possible to clean the air without fear of seeing them wither at full speed. Here are indestructible depolluting indoor plants!
1) aloe vera
This houseplant is one of the best succulents for combating air pollution. Indeed it removing chemicals such as formaldehyde. And in addition, it also takes care of our health thanks to the multiple uses and benefits of its wonderful gel! It can be used for example to relieve superficial burns, mosquito bites, dandruff or sunburn. And in terms of maintenance, it doesn’t get any easier than this plant, native to arid regions, which just requires moderate watering when its soil is very dry.
2) The ficus
It is undoubtedly the most famous depolluting plant for cleaning the air with a preference for the ficus elastica or ficus saber. By installing it in a room, you can say goodbye to benzene, trichlorethylene and formaldehyde fumes. It also helps to purify the air in a room where there is mold. The ficus is also easy to maintain since it suffices to maintain a sufficient humidity level to make it happy. One watering a week and misting its leaves will be enough to keep it healthy.
With around 40 different varieties, you can easily find a dracaena to your liking. However, the dracaena deremensis remains the most used to eliminate pollutants of all kinds. The benzene, formaldehyde, trichlorethylene, xylene air just have to stand in front of this graceful green plant. It also requires little maintenance: no need to prune it and one watering per week will suffice. On the other hand, the dracaena is toxic to cats and dogs. So be careful if you have animals!
4) The indoor palm tree
In addition to giving a decorative appearance of tropical inspiration to awaken your interior, the Chamaedorea indoor palm helps eliminate indoor pollution caused by volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichlorethylene that it knows how to filter very effectively. With good watering without standing water in the saucer, you will be able to make it thrive. Also remember to give it access to good light without direct light. Perfect for a room with plenty of light or behind a curtain to filter the sun!
The kentia, another indoor palm, is also a good air purifier. This is also the case with the areca palm, acclaimed by NASA in a paper from 1989!