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 to the health hazards of pollutants.
All you need to know, air pollution not only threatens the health of our time outside, but also in the house. There are several types of harmful air gases (pollutants) that nested at home indoors and potentially cause health problems.
Formaldehyde, volatile organic compunds, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, pesticides and disinfectants are a lot of pollutants present in the house. These pollutants can cause 'sick building syndrome', which causes various diseases such as allergies, headaches, fatigue and even cancer and death.
NASA scientists have discovered a number of ornamental plants that can become a powerful weapon to fight air pollution, making the air cleaner in the room. Not just in the house, but also buildings and offices. Here it is 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 leaf midrib is quite long and cover the stems are jointed. The average height of this tree can reach 1-6 meters. This tree should be placed in damp areas to prevent damage, but basically the yellow palm can be stored anywhere, especially next to the newly varnished furniture. This species of palm can suck pollutants originating from the formaldehyde compound.
2. Bamboo Palm
These plants require bright light to thrive. This tree thrives in moist areas, but not too much keep watered. Although the function suck pollutants, bamboo palm may invite the spider or insect. To anticipate, spray the pesticide.
3. Ornamental Rubber
Decorative rubber, or Ficus Robusta (Latin name) is one of the utility plants absorb formaldehyde and produce oxygen. The leaves are light green, and when held chewy texture. Therefore, a single tree is also known as the Rubber Plant. Ornamental Rubber should not be put in place is too bright, especially in the sun. Place in a room with a few rays.
4. Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa is a species of palm that is not easily damaged and could adapt in almost any conditions of temperature and light. Rhapis also includes an easy to maintain plants, but slow growth.
5. Dracaena Deremensis
This plant is easy to maintain and require bright light to thrive. Dracaena can adapt to live in areas with low light if the water is reduced watering. Keep the soil in the pot to keep it moist and frequently sprayed with warm water. Cut when the leaves die to make room for new leaf growth.
6. Peace Lily
Peace Lily is great for cleaning the air. Treatment is also not too complicated, just need to look at placement. Plants are able to eliminate toxins known benzene and formaldehyde needs to be light and high humidity to thrive. The leaves should be frequently sprayed with warm water.
7. Boston fern
Boston ferns have specific traits, so you can easily recognize it. Each of its leaves have a few more strands that look like tassels. Plants are still a family with maidenhair ferns tree can be placed on the floor or hanging pots. Boston fern stomata as a vacuum using toxic formaldehyde and xylene, turn it into useful substances.