We all love how great house plants look in our living room and bedrooms, but we’re also figuring out that they make us feel pretty great too. Research shows that being around plants Can often boost mental health, improve sleep, and help us feel more connected during times of isolation
Plants are able to absorb toxic particulates through their leaves and roots at the same time they take in carbon dioxide through the process of photosynthesis. The CO2 then converted into oxygen and released back into the air which is also purifying.
The type of soil, lighting, and size of the plant can also affect your plant’s ability to absorb pollutants and clear the air. Lighting is also critical because you have to have enough light for photosynthesis to occur. The bigger and leafier the plant, the more cleaning it can do.
To keep plants healthiest and at their most efficient in cleaning the air, you’ll also want to refrain from using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Be sure to only choose high-quality organic soil.
We spend a great deal of time indoors, which is why it can be more toxic than outdoor pollutants. This is where we can turn to our plant babies for help!