Best indoor plants for Colorado

Photo Caption Houseplants can effectively remove poisons from your indoor environment. Photo Credit

You dust,vacuum and scrub,so your home must be clean and healthy,right? Not so,according to ecological website Greenacy.org. According to Greenacy,the air in the average home is 30 percent more polluted than the air outdoors,with even more pollution in the winter. Contaminated indoor air is a leading contributor to asthma and allergies,and having plants in your home can help scrub the pollutants out of the air.

The dark green leaves of the peace lily plant with the white flower grow directly from the soil,and are not easy to damage. The University of Minnesota cites a NASA study that lists the peace lily as one of the most effective plants for cleansing indoor air. Researchers at Colorado State University list the flowering plant as one of the most effective plants at removing the chemical benzene from the air. Benzene is commonly found in products like inks,paints and dyes,according to the university.

This common house plant has been shown to be an effective way to remove airborne mold and other contaminants from the air,and is also very effective at removing the common household contaminant formaldehyde. This plant is effective at removing pet odor if it is placed near litter boxes or cages,and can grow in indirect sun. Like the peace lily,English ivy was listed by University of Minnesota researchers as one of the most effective plants for scrubbing indoor pollutants from the air.

This common house plant is famous for its heartiness and ease of maintenance,but it is also very effective at removing indoor pollutants like formaldehyde,according to researchers at Colorado State University. While this plant failed to make the University of Minnesota/NASA list of the most effective air cleansing plants,the ability of the plant to remove cigarette smoke and other pollutants,coupled with its ease of maintenance and beauty make this plant a great indoor plant for your home. In fact,Colorado State University lists the spider plant as one of the most effective plants for removing indoor formaldehyde.

The bamboo palm grows effectively up to seven feet tall in low light. It is renowned for its air-cleansing abilities and can even be grown in water. This plant can effectively remove benzene and chemicals found in dry-cleaning products,paint and other common household pollutants. The University of Minnesota lists this plant as one of the most effective for scrubbing indoor air.


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As for lifestyle changes, just do a google search
How can I avoid allergens?
Pollens. Shower or bathe before bedtime to wash off pollen and other allergens in your hair and on your skin. Avoid going outside, especially on dry, windy days. Keep windows and doors shut, and use an air conditioner at home and in your car.
Mold. You can reduce the amount of mold in your home by removing house plants and by frequently cleaning shower curtains, bathroom windows, damp walls, areas with dry rot and indoor trash cans. Use a mix of water and chlorine bleach to kill mold. Open doors and windows and use fans to increase air movement and help prevent mold


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