Ornamental plants was not only useful to beautify the interior and exterior of the house. Certain plants, can protect you and your family from home health hazards pollutants.
All you need to know, air pollution not only threatens the health of our time outside, but also inside the house. There are several types of harmful air gases (pollutants) are lodged in the room at home and potentially cause health problems.
Formaldehyde, volatile organic compunds, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, pesticides and disinfectants are many pollutants that are in the house. These pollutants can cause ‘sick building syndrome’, which causes a variety of diseases such as allergies, headaches, fatigue and even cancer and death.
NASA scientists have discovered a number of plants that can be used as a powerful weapon to combat air pollution, making the room air cleaner. Not only at home, but also buildings and offices. This is her kind of ornamental plants ‘vacuum’ can poison you put in the house, as quoted from Earth Easy.
1. Yellow Palm
Yellow palm or Areca Palm is a type of house plants with long leaf sheaths and stems covered with jointed. The average height of this tree can reach 1-6 meters. This tree should be placed in damp to prevent damage, but basically yellow palm can be stored anywhere, especially next to the newly varnished furniture. Palm species is able to absorb pollutants from formaldehyde compounds.
2. Bamboo palm
These plants require bright light to thrive. This tree thrives in moist areas, but not too much keep watered. Although functioning suck pollutants, bamboo palm may invite a spider or insect. To anticipate, spray pesticides.
3. Decorative Rubber
Decorative rubber, or Ficus Robusta (latin name) is one of the plants absorb formaldehyde usefulness and produce oxygen. The leaves are light green, and when held chewy texture. Therefore, the tree is also known as the Rubber Plant. Decorative Rubber should not be put in place is too bright, especially in the sun. Place in the room with a few rays.
4. Rhapis Excelsa
Rhapis Excelsa is a species of palm that is not easily damaged and can adapt to almost any conditions of temperature and light. Rhapis also includes plants that easy to maintain, but the growth is slow.
5. Dracaena Deremensis
This plant is easy to care for and require bright light to thrive. Dracaena can adapt to live in areas with low light when watering the water is reduced. Keep the potting soil to keep it moist and frequently sprayed with warm water. Cut when there are dead leaves to make room for the growth of new leaves.
6. Peace Lily
Peace Lily is great for cleaning the air. Maintenance is not too complicated, just need to pay attention to placement. Plants are able to eliminate the known toxins benzene and formaldehyde is in need of light and high humidity to thrive. The leaves should be frequently sprayed with warm water.
7. Boston Ferns
Boston fern has specific characteristics, so you can easily recognize it. Each strand of the leaves have some longer strands that looked like tassels. Plants are still a family tree with maidenhair ferns can be placed on the floor or hanging pots. Boston fern stomata as a vacuum uses toxic formaldehyde and xylene, turn it into useful substances.