An indoor flower that adds a beautiful design aesthetic to your home is always a wonderful addition. Even better is a plant that can improve the quality of the air that you breathe each day. Healthy air quality is important to consider in your home, with the addition of chemicals such as formaldehyde and benzene in our everyday household products and décor. There are several common indoor plants that naturally filter harmful toxins from the air indoors. Explore these annual flowers that have the ability to significantly improve the air that you breathe in your home.
- Phalaenopsis Orchid – Also known by the simple annual flower name “orchid”, this exotic flowering plant is a beautiful addition to any home. Not only does it bloom for several months, allowing you to enjoy the graceful beauty, but it does double duty at cleaning the air and ridding your home of the toxin, xylene, which is found in arts and crafts supplies like paint as well as cleaning products like fabric spot and stain remover.
- Anthuriums – You’d never suspect that this pretty flowering plant is also hard at work cleaning the air of your home. It’s characterized by heart-shaped flowers in red, pink, or white, making this one of the annual flowers that is a Valentine’s Day favorite, while it also packs a powerful punch when it comes to purifying the air and removing toxins like ammonia, formaldehyde, and xylene. Bringing anthuriums into your home is a great way to detoxify the air while enjoying a visually pleasing indoor plant.
- Peace Lilies – Another popular houseplant for its lovely aesthetic appeal, peace lilies are beloved for their low-maintenance qualities and gorgeous white blooms. You may be surprised to find out that your peace lily is also hard at work cleaning the air of your home by removing a wide variety of toxins including acetone, ammonia, alcohol, xylene, benzone, and acetate. These toxic chemicals are found in everything from detergents to glues to various household cleaners.
These are several annual flowers that bloom all summer indoors that are both visually appealing and have the added benefit of acting as natural purifiers for your home. To help remove harmful chemicals from your air this year, it is recommended to add some of the above plants to your house. Terra has a complete plant line called O2 For You, which are all plants that help clean the air.
To gain helpful insight into which indoor plants would be best for your atmosphere, visit TERRA Greenhouses to provide you with the tools and information you need to begin making your air healthier today.