7 Air Purifying Potted Plants that Make Us Sleep Well

You may be battling with Insomnia and the consequent negative effects, such as low productivity, lack of energy and poor health. Truth is, most of the times out indoor air is not safe. Some toxic chemicals which emit from our home furniture, upholstery, synthetic building materials and cleaning products have an effect on the air we breathe.

Exposure to these different forms of contaminants cause headaches, vomiting, drowsiness and even somethings liver and kidney damage hence the need for potted plants.

Studies have shown that being surrounded by nature (potted plants) can help remedy this.

Discussed as follows are plants as seen in Nigeria tropical environment aiding us with better sleep

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Golden Cane Palm 

Coined from the name, it looks somewhat like a palm tree – this time around, only short and for indoor use. It features feathery, arching fronds and it removes formaldehyde, xylene and toluene from the air.

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Aloe Vera

Most of us know Aloe Vera as a miracle skin save. It has been known to heal minor wounds eight days faster than regular dressing. But did you know it’ is also a major air cleaner?

In addition to its place in your beauty regimen. Aloe Vera removes benzene and formaldehyde rom the air

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Snake Plant

This looks familiar? The snake plant is also known as the Mother-in-law’s tongue. The plant is hardy and can survive long periods without watering. Its bold and clutter-free line makes it one of the plants of choice for architectural design. It doesn’t just sit there looking beautiful though, the Snake Plant removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene.

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Peace Lily

Is your space especially dark? And you don’t have time to worry about the darkness? The Peace Lilly is made for you. The plant is one of the easiest to propagate of all the flowering houseplants and tolerates stuffy indoor conditions better than most houseplants. It needs only a little amount of light and water to survive. The peace lily removes benzene formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene and ammonia from the air.

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Chinese evergreen

This is also known as Aglaonema. This is a rarely beautiful plant. Even If they do not have a no use more than being hung around and look beautiful, you should still plant them. But thankfully, they do. Aglaonema removes benzene and formaldehyde from the air.

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Dwarf date plant

The dwarf plant is a popular ornament indoor plant grown for its beautiful feather leaves. They grow well in Nigeria’s tropical climate and make easy gardening for novice gardener. They are easy to plant and care for. It removes formaldehyde, xylene and toluene from the air.

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Dumb cane

This plant gets a lot of flak for being a 7-second child-killer and an undercover floral avenger sent to snuff out humanity because of all those beautiful forest we hacked down. None of this is true. Although, the Dumbcane is toxic, it does not kill humans. If anything, it tries to keep us alive. The Dumbcane plant removes, xylene, and toluene from the atmosphere.

Finally, keeping good health does not require much more than eating right, sleeping well and staying in an environment with good ventilation. Hence, having one of these potted plants in your home might make a lot of difference.


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