Many of us choose indoor flowers as pets. Plants in the interior look beautiful, create a feeling of an oasis, decorate the room. But few people know that there are types of indoor flowers that can humidify the air in the room or, on the contrary, dry it. There are also those that fully purify the atmosphere from salts of heavy metals, radionuclides, formaldehydes, carbon monoxide and other toxic compounds.
Flowers for hydration
If the air in your home is excessively dry, it is fraught with frequent diseases of the respiratory system, allergic reactions. Taking care of proper humidification in the room is especially necessary if elderly people, small children or allergy sufferers live with you. A household humidifier will help to cope with the task. But the following plants will be able to supplement and enhance its effect:
- Areca catechu. A species of palm that, according to NASA studies, is one of the most powerful natural moisturizers. During the day, a two-meter mature tree is able to release almost 1 liter of moisture. But subject to regular watering of the plant.
- Boston fern. This plant is considered one of the unpretentious and feels great in an apartment. With regular watering and full spraying of the leaves with clean water, it perfectly moisturizes the overdried air in the room.
- Spathiphyllum. The perfect natural humidifier and filter for your air. At night, a flower called "Women's Happiness" actively cleanses the air of toxins and saturates it with oxygen. But you need to keep the plant away from babies and pets, since spathiphyllum leaves are toxic.
- Dracaena marginata. Indoor flower, which, in parallel with humidification, removes particles of benzene and formaldehyde from the air.
Plants that purify the air
For high-quality air purification in an apartment or a private house, you can use several types of indoor flowers:
- Indoor geranium quickly copes with pathogenic flora, eliminates pathogenic microbes and bacteria in the air.
- Chlorophytum. Especially relevant in the kitchen. It looks simple at first glance, but it cleans the air in the apartment from carbon monoxide and other toxic fumes that form during cooking. With good care, it grows into a lush, juicy green flower.
- Ficus Benjamin. This tree copes well with the poisonous toxic compounds that modern furniture and plastic interior items emit.
Flowers for waterlogged air
If the percentage of humidity in the house exceeds 60%, it's time to resort to the help of dehumidifiers. Alternatively, use the special air conditioning option. But if there is none in the house, use indoor flowers. Myrtle, laurel, lemon or coffee trees dry the air well. In addition to drying the air in the room, they fill it with a pleasant aroma, release phytoncides that deodorize and disinfect the air in the room.
With the right selection of indoor plants, you can create a special microclimate in the house.