Coronavirus-prompted social distancing means we are spending more time indoors than ever before, and, for those unable to venture into the great outdoors for some much-needed fresh air, houseplants are an effective way of purifying the air inside your home (and bringing a little of the great outdoors to you).
Harmful toxins are circulating in your home at this very moment; they originate from cleaning products and detergents, furniture, carpets, and even include synthetic plastic particles. The most common are xylene, ammonia, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde – all of which can cause nasty symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, headaches and asthma.
Plants solve this problem as they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, cleansing the air of toxins and leaving you with a healthier environment. However, some plants are better at this than others, so we are sharing the best of the best.