Bringing oxygen producing plants into your home is a way to mimic the healthy lifestyle factors of longevity in humans from the longest lived cultures.
By using the energy of sunlight, plants can convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates and oxygen in a process called photosynthesis. As photosynthesis requires sunlight, this process only happens during the day.
We often like to think of this as plants `breathing in carbon dioxide and `breathing out oxygen.
According to NASA, every household should have between 15 and 18 of the following plants on an area of 500 square meters, and it is recommended to keep at least one of these in the bedroom.
When it comes to increasing the levels of oxygen in the home, you should keep an aloe Vera plant, which is an incredibly potent oxygen bomb. This plant is as effective as nine biological air purifiers in cans!
It releases oxygen while absorbing carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde. Furthermore, Aloe Vera is one of the healthiest plants on the planet, so you can also enjoy its numerous health benefits.
Moreover, when it comes to formaldehyde, you can also grow a weeping fig, which is also great in eliminating it. It does not need a lot of light, and it is easy to keep, but in case you have small children or pets, avoid it, as its leaves are poisonous.
Additionally, the following plants are some of the most effective air purifiers you can grow in your home:
Lilies also have the ability to get rid of the chemical toxins from the air, including formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
Spider plant carries out the synthesis under conditions of minimum light, and effectively filters the air in a 200 square meter area. It is amazing in absorbing toxins from the air, such as gasoline, formaldehyde, styrene, and carbon monoxide.
Estragon requires only a bit of light for photosynthesis, and during the night, it releases oxygen, so it is great for the bedroom. It is resistant and easy to grow.
Ivy actually eliminates 60% of toxins from the air and 58% of particles of feces within just six hours, so it is a really beneficial plant, which will provide many benefits if kept in the house or apartment.