The benefits of air-purifying plants

The benefits of air-purifying plants

Indoor plants | 30 December 2020

Indoor plants are not only a lovely home decoration, they also improve your living environment. Air-purifying plants are taking over the world with their wonderful green colours and their positive impact on people. But air-purifying plants possess a number of properties that are less well-known. We'd be delighted to teach you about this healthy greenery!

1. Purify the air

The clue is in the name: air-purifying plants purify the air. It sounds far simpler than it actually is. It is well-known that plants emit oxygen. But air-purifying plants go one step further. These plants are capable of absorbing and breaking down pollutants from the air. As a result, the oxygen emitted by the plant is even cleaner and healthier to breathe. It is even sometimes claimed that a Spathiphyllum (the strongest air purifier) can filter toxic substances from cigarette smoke or exhaust fumes. Each air-purifying plant has its own speciality in absorbing certain harmful substances. Please keep in mind that the effect of each plant is limited. The NASA Clean Air Study has shown that to produce a significant effect, one air-purifying plant is required for every ten square metres. So what are you waiting for? Give your house a green makeover and enjoy all of the clean air in your urban jungle.

2. A restful night's sleep

Do you sleep fitfully and do you often wake up tired? There can be several reasons behind this, meaning that there are a number of possible solutions. One of the reasons may be that there is too little fresh oxygen in the air. An air-purifying plant is the ideal solution. No, the plant will not tuck you in and read you a story. But it will ensure that there is enough clean oxygen in your bedroom to improve the quality of your sleep. In addition, plants have a relaxing impact on people in general. This allows you to sleep more peacefully, in cleaner air, ensuring that you wake up happier surrounded by all of that greenery.

3. Give your concentration a boost

In fact, the same effects that help you to sleep more peacefully also aid your concentration and productivity. Clean air and a rested body can help to ensure that you focus more effectively on your work or studies. This improved concentration ensures that you can work better and increase your productivity. In addition, plants help to recharge your batteries more quickly. This allows you to return to your work fully refreshed after enjoying a break with your green friends. Fill your home office with greenery and turn your working day into a party.

4. Air-purifying plants and allergies

It is sometimes said that air-purifying plants have a positive impact on allergies. Beware statements of this kind. It would be naive to assume that air-purifying plants filter out from the air all substances that may cause an allergic reaction. However, it is possible that the plants may absorb some substances that could cause an allergic reaction. Little research has been carried out into the link between allergies and air-purifying plants. As a result, no well-founded statements can be made.

Would you like to experience the benefits of these air-purifying plants yourself? Check out our wide range of air-purifying indoor plants. Are you unsure what plant you should buy? Then read our article about our top 10 air-purifying plants.

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