Plants to Purify the Air and Protect Your Pets

 Plants to Purify the Air and Protect Your Pets

While many of us are concerned with the look and decor on the inside of our home, many don't give much thought to the quality of their indoor air. The reality is that poor indoor air quality could be causing allergy flare-ups or irritation to any upper respiratory illnesses your family may have. Fortunately, adding some key plants to your home can enhance your indoor air quality.

If you have pets, you'll need to consider them when determining what plants to purchase to boost your indoor air quality. Some household plants can actually be toxic to your pets. However, there are many plants that are pet-friendly that you can add to your home.

Snake Plant

A popular option is the snake plant, also known as Mother-In-Law's Tongue. This plant is super easy to maintain and enjoys a drier living environment, so you won't have to water it too often. This plant is great for purifying the air and removing xylene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and benzene.

Rubber Plant

Another great non-toxic option is the rubber plant, also known as Pepper Face. This indoor greenery is very easy to maintain and shape to your liking. You can keep these plants small or grow them into a nice indoor tree. It's really up to your preference. This pet-friendly plant removes formaldehyde from your indoor air.

Bamboo Palm

Also known as Good Luck Palm, this pet-friendly greenery option gives you a taste of beach scenery. Bamboo Palm has reed stalks that clump up together to create a beautiful beach look. This purifying greenery removes benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde from the air.

Gerbera Daisy

If you're interested in greenery that has more than just green sprouting, look no further than the non-toxic Gerbera Daisy. This pet-friendly purifier greenery blooms in a variety of colors, including red, yellow, white, orange, and pink. This plant is perfect for purifying benzene and trichloroethylene from your indoor air. It will require more maintenance than the pet-friendly plant options that we've discussed so far.

Pilea Peperomioides

This pet-friendly purification plant goes by many names. Some of the most popular include the UFO, Chinese Money, and the Lefse plant. This non-toxic flower remains fairly small, making it the perfect option for your windowsill, nightstand, or office desk. This plant boasts waxy, orb-like leaves and is very simple to care for.

Spider Plant

A great natural air quality enhancer is spider greenery. You may also hear it commonly referred to as spider ivy. This non-toxic purification solution works as a hanging or desk plant. It doesn't need to be in direct sunlight to grow rapidly. This greenery removes xylene and formaldehyde from the air in your home.

Call Our HVAC Professionals Today

If you're struggling with the air quality in your home, adding some non-toxic plants can be a great way to naturally purify your home. Contacting one of our HVAC professionals can help you to learn about what some of your other air purification options are.


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