Can you guess the worst kind of pollution? If you said ‘Air’, you are right because you cannot avoid it like other forms of pollution. Simply put, it’s in the air! Over a long period of time, inhaling polluted air, not only damages your lungs, but also affects your eyes and skin. Yes, that silky smooth skin of yours has been cursing you all the time for playing it careless.
So what can you do? You can get some gorgeous, all-natural, air-purifying houseplants that remove toxins from the air around you, and also add a shade of green in your living room. Here are a few:
No, it does not crawl on walls, does not even know Mary Jane, but is definitely a superhero when it comes to protecting your loved ones from the consequences of air pollution. Talk about complimenting the in-house ambience, the resplendence oozing out of the uniquely striped leaves of a Spider Plant is unparalleled.
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Marked by its crazy Afro-style leaves, Boston Fern derives its name from where it was discovered – Boston, Massachusetts. Its small, bushy leaves not only add to the aura of your living room, but also syphon off some of the deadliest toxins.
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Assassin with a pretty face; that’s what Peace Lily is. It kills air pollution like a pro, and lets you live with a peace of mind. So much peace right there! Talk about the grace it adds to its surroundings, Peace Lily is one of the few houseplants that bear flowers. The view of subtle white flowers drawn among the green leaves is nothing less than a soul soother.
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There is a reason why Bamboo Palm is among the most commonly found houseplants; it really lights up the appearance of whichever part of the house you put it. Its slim and long shoots resemble those of a real Bamboo tree, churning out a Bonsai look.
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If indoor humidity takes a toll on your mood and patience, Areca Palm may help. Its unique property to balance humidity in the air, is one of the reasons why Areca Palm is preferred in living rooms. Keep it in the drawing room to welcome your guests with a pinch of green.
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It is quite interesting how a Weeping Fig gets its name. If you look at the leaves, you can see that the leaves look like numerous teardrops falling. Apart from that, Weeping Fig carries a very abstract appearance. So if you are trying to maintain an abstract theme like Bohemian, in your living room, try Weeping Fig to throw in a bit of organic.
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