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5 Plants to Help Purify Your New Home's Air

If you've recently renovated your home, you may be concerned about the buildup of harmful gasses like formaldehyde. While opening windows to ventilate your home is a common solution, it may not be enough to effectively eliminate these pollutants. Adding a few plants to your living space can be an easy and aesthetically pleasing way to purify your indoor air.

Here are five plants that can help purify your new home's air:

1. Rubber Plant

The rubber plant is known for its powerful air-purifying abilities. It can remove volatile organic compounds, including formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and fluorine compounds. Place it near windows for maximum effectiveness, but keep it away from pets as its leaves are toxic to them.

2. Spider Plant

The spider plant is an excellent choice for removing harmful gasses from the air. It can effectively eliminate up to 90% of formaldehyde in just two days, as well as carbon monoxide and xylene. It's also easy to care for and only needs moist soil and enough space to grow.

3. Areca Palm

Known as the "natural humidifier," the Areca palm can improve indoor humidity levels by absorbing moisture through its leaves. It's highly effective in eliminating formaldehyde and other indoor air pollutants. It's low maintenance and only needs indirect sunlight, appropriate temperature, and well-draining soil.

4. Pothos

The pothos plant is versatile and can purify the air by absorbing formaldehyde and bacteria. It also offers protection against radiation. A single plant can function as an air purifier in an 80-100 sq. ft. area. It's easy to care for and only needs water to thrive, but keep it away from bedrooms as the sap is mildly toxic.

5. Peace Lily

The peace lily is not only aesthetically pleasing but also effective in reducing indoor air pollutants like ammonia, acetone, benzene, and formaldehyde. It's perfect for maintaining indoor humidity levels and can eliminate the need for a humidifier in dry autumn and winter. It prefers warm and humid environments and can bring good luck and prosperity to your home according to Feng Shui.

By adding these five plants to your new home, you can help purify the air while also enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your living space. They are easy to care for and can bring fresh air and good luck to your home.


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