Cirro Energy | Houseplants That Will Purify the Air in Your Home

Purifying the air you breathe can be as simple as keeping houseplants in your home. We all learn in grade school about the process of photosynthesis, but plants absorb more gasses than just carbon dioxide. Research at institutions such as NASA and Pennsylvania State University has shown that plants help absorb a variety of gases from the air, including volatile organic compounds, which are found in plastics, fabrics, and other household goods. These gases have been linked to a variety of ailments, including respiratory disease and cancer. Need some suggestions? Here’s a list of air purifiers from Cirro Energy, to help clean your air and beautify your surroundings.

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Areca Palm- Also known as the yellow palm or butterfly palm, this plant is beautiful and useful, and thrives in direct sunlight.

 

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Bamboo Palm- Popular and easy to maintain in sunny spaces, this palm is great for helping rid the air of benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.

 

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Dracaena “Janet Craig”- Attractive and good for removing trichloroethylene, this plant likes indirect, medium sunlight, but will even tolerate dim light and neglect.

 

English Ivy- Often used as ground cover, it’s also pretty in a topiary or a hanging basket. This plant does best in medium to low sunlight, making it good for many home environments.
English Ivy- Often used as ground cover, it’s also pretty in a topiary or a hanging basket. This plant does best in medium to low sunlight, making it good for many home environments.

 

Boston Fern- A Boston Fern requires a little more maintenance, but it is the best at helping to remove pollutants, particularly formaldehyde, from the air. It will do well if given frequent watering and misting, and kept in indirect, medium sunlight.
Boston Fern- A Boston Fern requires a little more maintenance, but it is the best at helping to remove pollutants, particularly formaldehyde, from the air. It will do well if given frequent watering and misting, and kept in indirect, medium sunlight.

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