Top 10 best household plants for home garden

Gardening tips

Plants not only improve the quality of air around us, but also help in soothing mood and thus avoiding depression. They are also beneficial in increasing productivity and wellness. Below given is a list of top ten household plants for home garden.

Aloe Vera
This easy to grow home plant sucks formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints, cigarette smoke and other items. The gel inside an aloe vera plant can help heal cuts and burns. It is also considered useful in providing clear and healthy skin.

Money Plant
Just like aloe vera money plant also helps in reducing the levels of formaldehyde. It is preferred to keep money plant outside the garage, because the maximum amount of formaldehyde is released from car’s and bike’s fuel.

Spider Plant
Keeping spider plant near the main entrance of the house helps in minimizing the ill-effects caused by benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the leather, rubber and printing industries.

Gerber Daisy
This bright and beautiful sun-loving plant absorbs trichloroethylene, which gets released in air during dry-cleaning. Various studies have found it useful in filtering out benzene, that is released while printing. It is advised to keep gerber daisy plant in the laundry room, computer room as well as the bedroom.

Snake Plant
Commonly known as mother-in-laws tongue, snake plant is considered best in removing formaldehyde. This chemical is common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products. Put one in your bathroom. It will thrive with low light and steamy humid conditions while helping filter out air pollutants.

Red-edged Dracaena
Put this plant at roof top, as it helpful in clearing xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde from the air. Breathing these chemicals may lead to respiratory disorders, heart diseases and even cancer.

Weeping Fig
This plant is best suited for the living room, since it sucks and clears the pollutants, mainly formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene, that are released from furniture and carpet. Caring for a weeping fig can be tricky, but once you get the watering and light conditions right, they will last for a long time.

Chinese Evergreen
This plant can be grown in-house without the need of direct sunlight. It may help clear a wide range of pollutants including benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde. Chinese evergreen’s capacity to remove toxins from air increases as the time passes.

Palm
This indoor plant tops the list of plants best for filtering out both benzene and trichloroethylene. It is preferable to place it around furniture that could be releasing formaldehyde.

Lily
This beautiful flowering plant not only enhances the beauty of your garden, but also helps in combating all the five major home pollutants, i.e. formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, toluene and xylene. Keep lily in shade and water at regular intervals, as it cannot survive harsh conditions.