Plants to Purify the Air and Protect Your Pets

 Plants to Purify the Air and Protect Your Pets

Many of us focus on the look and decor on the inside of our home. But, 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. It can also cause irritation to any upper respiratory illnesses your family may have. Adding some key plants to your home can enhance your indoor air quality.

If you have pets, you'll need to consider them when deciding what plants to buy to boost your indoor air quality. Some household plants can actually be toxic to your pets. But, there are many plants that are safe for pets 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. It helps to remove 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 all up to your preference. This pet-safe plant removes formaldehyde from your indoor air.

Bamboo Palm

Also known as Good Luck Palm, this pet-safe 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 want a plant that has more than green sprouting, look no further than the non-toxic Gerbera Daisy. This purifying greenery is safe for pets and blooms in a variety of colors. These colors can include red, yellow, white, orange, and pink. This plant is perfect for purifying benzene and trichloroethylene from your indoor air. It will need more maintenance than the other plant options that we've discussed so far.

Pilea Peperomioides

This purification plant, that is safe for pets, goes by many names. Some of the most popular include the UFO, Chinese Money, and the Lefse plant. This flower stays small, making it best for your windowsill, nightstand, or 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 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. This greenery removes xylene and formaldehyde from the air in your home.

Call Our HVAC Professionals Today

If you have air quality issues in your home, adding some non-toxic plants can be a great way to purify your home. Contacting our HVAC professionals can help find other air purification options.

 

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