One of the best way to cleanse the air in your home is growing plants that are capable to eliminate the toxins and the mold from the air, which will reduce the risk of inhaling them which eventually will result with better health.
NASA did some researches on the domestic plants and discovered that some species cleanse the air and eliminate the organic compounds that evaporate better than others.
They cleanse the air from many building materials, paint, dust etc.
These are the 6 plants which are great for this purpose:
Aloe will increase the oxygen level in the air around your home. It imbibes carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. A single aloe plant is more effective than nine biological air purifiers.
Ficus (Ficus Elastica)
This plant doesnt require too much light which makes it one of the easiest plants to grow. It is very good when it comes to air cleansing. But you must remember that its leaves are poisonous which means that you must keep your kids away from this plant.
Ivy (Hedera Helix)
This plant is very good for everyones house. It eliminates 60% of the toxins in the air and 58% of particles of feces in just six hours since it is brought in your home.
Spider plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
This plant doesnt require too much light to make photosynthesis. It absorbs the toxins like styrene, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde very effectively. It absorbs gasoline too. It is capable to cleanse 200 square meters space.
Snake plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii)
This plant is very durable and is very beneficial for your home. It is very immune and doesnt require too much light for photosynthesis. Not only it is effective in eliminating the toxins, it also generates oxygen through the night.
Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum Mauna Loa)
It is very effective for eliminating the toxins from the air around you. It removes the formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from your home. According to NASA you should have 15-18 of these plants in an area of 500 square meters. This means that you will need 3-4 plants for an area of 80 square meters. You should have one of these plants in your bedroom.