Improving your air quality

Houseplants can enhance your quality of life. During the late 1980’s, NASA began studying houseplants as a means of providing purer and cleaner air for space stations. What they learned is there are many different houseplants that can help to purify the air making it much healthier to breathe. You can add any of these plants to your home to provide yourself and family with, not only air that is much purer but also something beautiful to look at.

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Aloe Vera is an easy to grow, sun loving succulent that comes with a variety of healing properties.  The gel inside the leaves is excellent for helping to heal burns and cuts.  Also it is a great plant to improve your indoor air quality. It is easy to grow and it helps to keep your home free from benzene which is commonly found in paint and certain cleaning products.

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The Peace Lily is a beautiful plant and one that can improve your indoor air quality. It reduces the levels of mould that grow in the home by absorbing those spores through its leaves and then circulating them to the plant’s roots where they are used as food. The Peace Lily can help to keep shower tiles and curtains free from mildew in bathrooms and the plant can absorb harmful vapours from alcohol and acetone.

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Snake Plant needs very little care or attention, it will survive with very little water or sunlight so is the prefect choice for busy family life.  It can absorb carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night time so ideal to keep in your bedroom for a restful night’s sleep.

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The spider plant is a commonly found houseplant and is one that is really easy to grow. Within just two days, this plant can remove up to 90 percent of the toxins in your indoor air. The leaves grow quickly and help to absorb harmful substances like mould and other allergens so it is the perfect plant for those who have common dust allergies. It also helps to absorb small traces of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.

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Boston ferns act as humidifiers and can help to restore moisture in the air so they are perfect for those who suffer from dry skin and other cold weather problems. They can also help to eliminate traces of formaldehyde and they look beautiful hanging from baskets all around the home. 

Come and visit us at Burston for a wide variety of houseplants and expert knowledge on how to look after them.

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