Air pollution is all around us, everyone that inhabits this planet is subject to its adverse effects on the human respiratory system. This photo shows outdoor pollution but there is plenty of indoor pollution too. Computers, synthetic fabrics, gas stoves, nail polish, tobacco smoke, you name it it is probably affecting the air quality in your home.
We can make our home environments happier and healthier by adding a few house plants. Here are three easy to find plants that “grow fresh air”.
Everyone knows this one, the Golden Pothos is one of the easiest to grow for its tolerance to a variety of environmental conditions. It can withstand low light and under watering and it produces an abundance of fresh air. I have one of these in my stairwell, low light to no light it continues to thrive.
Aside from the fact that this is the most popular plant brought to funnerals, the Peace Lily is another real fresh air trooper… not only is the foliage beautiful, it blooms with a delicate white flower. This plant removes toxins from the air, we could all use a little help form the Peace Lily in more ways than one.
The palm comes in a few varieties, Areca and Parlor Palms are the most popular. These palms are easy to grow for their high tolerance to low water conditions. I have a few of these in my home and I don’t always remember to water them, regardless; they are still plugging away to produce fresh air for my benefit.
All of these plants can be found in nurseries around Israel, a little fresh air goes a long way.
Interiors: Purposful plants