Our world is getting a busier place to live in and our lives more hectic. Even though the COVID-19 gave a boost to work from home culture, even with this lifestyle some people can barely go out and get some fresh air for themselves.
Getting fresh air is important for several reasons but only one tops them all- it is essential for maintaining both our physical and mental health. Physical and mental health go hand in hand in each other. If we have a good physical health, we will have a strong immunity which will help us fight a good number of disease if we catch any and recover from, God forbid, any injury we may suffer from. Similarly, if we have a good mental health, we will also have a good physical health as the saying goes, “a sound mind resides in a healthy body”.
Also, if we have a good mental health, we’ll feel better, experience all emotions in a healthy manner and above all be able to stay productive and become a good member of society who contributes to its development and proper functioning of the society.
India is one of the most diverse countries in the world when it comes to flora and fauna and there exist in India a variety of air purifying plants that promise you both an aesthetic environment at home as well as clean air.
Aforesaid it is important to get fresh air to maintain our physical and mental health and it is getting difficult to go out with our extremely busy lifestyles, this is why we bring to you a list of Oxygen Producing Indoor plants that will both beautify your home and give you fresh air that are exclusively suited for Indian homes.
1) Indian Basil
Commonly known as Tulsi, the Indian basil has countless healing propertied by both practitioners of Ayurveda and modern medicine, but did you know it is also one of the best Oxygen producing and purifying indoor plants? This plant as we all know requires little to no maintenance. The Tulsi plant only requires regular sunlight- so the best place to keep this plant would be near a window. If you’re looking for an air purifying plant for your bedroom that takes little space its time you put a Tulsi plant in your room!
2) Aloe Vera
We are all aware of the benefits that the Aloe Vera plant provides when used for the purpose of skincare- but did you know it is also an excellent Oxygen producing indoor plant? It absorbs carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide from the air among other harmful gasses like Benzene and Formaldehyde. It is a well-suited plant for indoors because it is short, easy to grow and maintain making it an ideal air purifying plant for bedroom too. This plant also doesn’t need a lot of care. It is also extremely easy to propagate the plant into multiple plants given it gets mild sunlight and moist soil. Research says that the air purified by a single aloe vera plant is equivalent to the air purified by nine air purifiers.
3) Weeping fig
Weeping fig which is also known as Ficus tree is a tropical plant but is more often grown as a houseplant in homes, offices, and featured in interior commercial landscaping. This is another long lasting, low maintenance leafy plant which is known for absorbing from the air the pollutants generated from household items such as furniture, curtains, carpets. This plant needs to be placed in bright indirect light. This plant takes some time to grow in initial stages, but thereafter it grows into a big plant significantly improving air quality. A perfect indoor plant for purifying air polluted by indoor items!
4) Bamboo Palm
The Bamboo Plant is also identified with other names such as Areca Palm or Butterfly Palm, it is one of the best air purifying plants in India. This is a stiff plant, which like other indoor air purifying plants purifies air of Benzene, Formaldehyde and Trichloroethylene- the most common air pollutants found inside houses. This plant needs a moist soil and placement in area with good air circulation. As an added benefit beyond air purification, the Bamboo Palm is also a natural humidifier which makes it the more useful during the dry winter. Bamboo Palms thrive in areas with bright sunlight. The plant requires regular pruning as it grows rapidly. Bamboo Palm is a pet safe plant since it is non-toxic.
5) Peace Lilly
The Peace Lilly is a plant that is preferred by NASA itself for natural air purifying their workspace. Much like Aloe Vera this plant also extracts Benzene and Formaldehyde from air making it pure and safe. This white flowered plant is super easy to grow and increases the beauty of your home with its presence. It’s amongst the super air purifying indoor plants and cleanser that is able to effectively remove indoor pollutants emitted by electronics, furniture and other household items.
6) Money Plant
Money plant is a powerful air purifying plant or anti-pollution plants that cleans the air inside indoors effectively. It needs regular watering and bright, indirect sunlight. These plants propagate rapidly, therefore, they need to be pruned regularly. You should make sure to keep this plant out of the reach or small children or your pets if you have any, because if ingested the leaves of this plant can be toxic for them.
These are some best indoor plants which bring interior of your home alive. Planting some greens inside your home not only make rooms look decorative but also eliminate many harmful toxins from the air. Decorate your home this Diwali with some indoor plants. If you have placed plants at home, decorate them with Diyas or drape fairy lights to give them a festive vibe.
Wish You a Safe and Happy Diwali!!!