The most wonderful way to decorate the rooms of our house is with the help of flowers and plants, which bring a bit of nature into our urban environment, decorate our rooms in many colors and even clean the air we breathe.
We wouldn’t be surprised if you’re already growing plants in your home, but the question is where are you placing them? You are invited to learn about the 15 recommended plants for home growing and where to put them around the house to make the most of all their various benefits, some of which can even help maintain our health.
Aloe Vera has more than 500 varieties, the most famous of which is the gel plant used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes. The plant grows in Africa, India, and the Arabian Peninsula, and can clean the air of formaldehyde molecules that some people are very sensitive to. Furthermore, you can use the gel in the plant to soothe burns which are likely to happen in the kitchen.
This wonderful jasmine comes to us from Madagascar, and it can clean your kitchen air and purify it of the smell of cooking. Its uniqueness is that it grows beautiful flowers throughout the year if you take care of it properly, so it will look especially beautiful in your kitchen.
As its name implies, the African violet comes from Tanzania and Kenya, and it can rid your kitchen surfaces of ants. It is therefore recommended to place it on the countertop or on the floor throughout your kitchen.
The Song of India is a plant that comes from Madagascar, Zimbabwe, and Mauritius, and has evergreen leaves rich in color. The Song of India helps purify the air of formaldehyde molecules, which come from cigarette smoke, wallpaper, paint, and curtains.
The spider plant has about 200 varieties of different sizes, growing in Africa, Australia, and Asia. This plant has the ability to dispose of formaldehyde molecules and can also enrich the air with moisture, which is especially important if your air conditioner is usually running.
The Ficus tree comes from Asia and Australia and is considered the official tree of the city of Bangkok, Thailand. The green Ficus can clean the air of harmful trichloroethylene molecules, which come mainly from cleaning materials.
The snake plant comes from West Africa and has many other names, such as mother-in-law's tongue. The plant control releases oxygen at night and cleanses the air of toxins, which significantly improves the quality of sleep.
Peace lilies come from Southeast Asia and can absorb various toxins from the air of the house, such as acetone and ammonia. This ability is especially important when designing a newly renovated room.
There is no need to elaborate on the beautiful Orchid plant, which grows mainly in Asia. Apart from the fact that its flowers are lovely, the plant releases oxygen at night and cleans the air of toluene molecules, which cause fatigue, confusion, weakness and loss of memory.
The lady palm grows in southern China and Taiwan and can clean the air in your bathroom from ammonia molecules. This is especially important because of the extensive use of cleaning materials in this room.
The Aglaonema plant comes from Asia and New Guinea and can help you clean the air of formaldehyde molecules, which are created by cosmetic products. Therefore one of the best places for it is the bathroom.
The common ivy is native to Europe and western Asia, and its ability to absorb carbon dioxide is particularly effective when compared to other plants. In addition, it cleans the air of formaldehyde molecules and heavy metals, which is important in the usually damp shower room.
It is the same coffee plant that coffee beans come from and it grows mainly in Africa, Asia, and South America. The coffea plant is considered a natural air purifier which helps clear the air from various harmful molecules, such as formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and phenol.
There are about 200-220 different species in the family of known hibiscus plants. This plant is especially recommended for home growing because it creates a microclimate in the room where it is located, and the phytoncides it contains produce cleaner and healthier air. Moreover, other plants tend to grow faster when placed near hibiscus.