If you are looking for a decoration for your home thatâ€™s aesthetic as well as functional in nature, then think no further than growing your indoor plants. And donâ€™t let anyone fool you into thinking that itâ€™s difficult growing indoor plants either â€“ they are just as fun as pottering around in the outdoor gardens!
The allure of some well-placed natural greenery brings the great outdoors right into your home, bringing with it a sense of calm and serenity. They not only brighten up your space but also provide a restful ambience to any room. Spending time in nature is known to reduce stress levels, so bring the plants home! And thatâ€™s not all, as aside from being great functional decoration tools, they also have the unique ability to clean up the environment they are growing in and remove toxins from the air.
However, when buying indoor plants, do enquire if they are toxic, especially if you have kids or pets around. Here are a few decorative houseplants you can bring in for cleaner air â€“ some of which have even been approved by NASA.
Also known as â€˜mother-in-lawâ€™s tongue, they donâ€™t require much water or light to survive. Additionally, they release oxygen during the night, so great to keep them in bedrooms!
This succulent plant has a number of well-known healing properties. It also helps clear toxins found in chemical cleaning products and when toxin levels in the air become excessive, the leaves develop brown splotches â€“ so a great indicator of air pollution.
This pretty trailing plant has been adjudged as the best air-filtering plant by NASA. It needs medium sunlight and water and is great at absorbing formaldehyde.
This attractive plant reminiscent of tropical nights by the beach scores a list of 8.4 in the NASA list of best air-purifying plants. It needs lots of watering and shady spots.
One of the easiest houseplants to grow, it has also made it to the NASA list of air-purifying plants. These decorative plants can also neutralize benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and carbon monoxide.
Itâ€™s among the easiest to grow and thrives in dim light and cooler climates. This low-maintenance plant is also a toxin eliminator.
This elegant lily looks great in a pot and is wonderfully low-maintenance. It also reduces toxins and needs shade and cooler temperatures to thrive.
This plant also makes it to the NASA list of air-purifiers and makes a great hanging-pot decoration near the windows.
There are many other suitable indoor plants to choose from too.