Invisible and odorless, air pollution is present in many interiors. To cope with the presence of toxic substances, certain plants prove to be important allies. Thanks to the photosynthesis principle, plants transform CO2 into oxygen. Result? They clean the air by absorbing pollutants. So you know what you have to do! To help you, we have listed the top 10 of the best depolluting green plants!
Also called a spider plant, Chlorophytum is one of the most effective depolluting plants. It must be said, it has the capacity to absorb almost all of the carbon monoxide from a room in 24 hours. But that's not all, it also removes formaldehyde from the air. A peculiarity that even NASA has studied and validated!
2. The Spathiphyllum
Another star depolluting plant, spathiphyllum! Native to the tropical forests of Central America, this plant has the advantage of absorbing volatile organic compounds that are found in paints, varnishes, glues and other toxic agents of the house. The good news ? It is as effective as it is decorative. With its majestic white flowers, no one can resist it ...
3. The Ficus
Nicknamed rubber, ficus is ideal for those who do not have a green thumb. Ultra resistant, it requires very little maintenance. But its greatest characteristic is its ability to absorb the formaldehyde emitted by insulation foams, certain packaging or even on clothing. This chemical compound being one of the most present in our houses, we would be wrong to deprive it!
4. The Ivy
It's no secret that plastic invades our daily lives. Never mind, ivy is a great weapon to overcome cleaning up saturated plastic atmospheres. This climbing plant is thus extremely useful for absorbing benzene from a room. On the look side, there are many models in various shapes and colors.
5. The Gerbera
Here is an ideal plant to fight against formaldehyde, a volatile organic compound that comes from a combustion source. Tobacco smoke, candles, essential oils, home fragrances, incense, open fireplaces or oil stoves ... The Gerbera rids you of all the polluting active ingredients linked to smoke.
6. Boston Fern
Capable of absorbing a large quantity of formaldehydes, ammonia and xylene, Boston fern is one of the most famous depolluting plants. Easy to cultivate and maintain, it finds its place in all rooms of the house. And it has an advantage and not least, that of helping to raise the humidity of the overheated rooms. Just that !
7. The Azalea
Known to absorb ammonia, azalea is both a depolluting and sanitizing plant. Contained in household products and degreasers of all kinds, this plant easily finds its place near cleaning products. The good news ? Its sometimes red, pink, orange or white flowers will brighten up your interior!
8. The crassula
After volatile organic compounds, formaldehydes or ammonia ... Here is a type of plant capable of fighting against electromagnetic waves. Covering over 300 species of succulents and cacti, the crassula family is known to reduce the harmful effects of harmful electromagnetic waves. And since there is no shortage of choices, you no longer have any excuse for not adopting a few…