In this era of increased pollution, it is incredibly important to be aware of the small things by which, you can combat pollutants. Because most of your time is spent indoors, there can be various reasons of your exposure to pollutants such as upholstery, synthetic building materials or cleaning products. Decorating your living or work spaces with plants is a great idea as they take up carbon dioxide and give out oxygen. They also decrease the level of pollutants in the environment. Some plants are even more beneficial in the evening, as they give out oxygen even in the night.
1 – Aloe Vera
If you are new to growing and taking care of plants, Aloe Vera is the best option to go ahead with as it requires less attention and gives out huge amount of oxygen at night. According to NASA, it also helps to clean the pollutant formaldehyde.
2 – Orchids
Orchids are beautiful to look at, but that is not the only way they benefit you. They also give out oxygen at night while you may not even know. Apparently, they help to clean the pollutant Xylene from the environment. It is a pollutant found in paint.
3 – Areca Palm
Growing a palm tree at home is sure not easy. But, while you may wonder this, the Areca palm is quite easy to grow indoors. It grows from 6 to 7 feet and will definitely stand out at your home. It not only gives away oxygen at night, but also humidifies the air along with absorbing various kind of harmful gases.
4 – Christmas Cactus
Christmas Tree brings to you the spirit of holiday during the winter season, but do not forget the Christmas Cactus. It blooms only in December, but its succulent leaves remain vibrant all round the year giving away ample amount of oxygen at night in the environment. An even better fact about this cactus is that it thrives during the night.
5 – Holy Basil
Holy Basil also known as Tulsi plant, is one of the most beneficial plants you could keep at your home or workplace. It is slightly different and more beneficial than the Italian Basil. It is more peppery to taste. Not only does it give out huge amount of oxygen at night, it also a bundle of health benefits such as boosting your immune system. The researchers also claim that its scent is something that soothes the nerves and gives a feeling of relaxation.