As smog smothers north India, people resort to air purifying indoor plants

As smog smothers north India, people resort to air purifying indoor plants
As smog smothers north India, people resort to air purifying indoor plants

Every year around Diwali, air quality worsens. This year, pollution levels were recorded at far lower levels than the past few years, affecting lives of people in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Lucknow. The double impact of cracker bursting and stubble burning has precipitated smog to such an extent that schools were closed. Under the circumstances, people are scrambling for air purifiers, masks, indoor plants and salt lamps etc. Air purifying indoor plants are in high demand.

Till recently, indoor plants were being used for home décor purposes. Now, they are perceived not as items of luxury but as a necessity to purify polluted air inside houses. According to Ferns N Petals, a firm dealing in garden and indoor plants, orders of indoor plants have increased by 20% after the festival season.

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5 best air-purifying plants:

  • Money Plant: Money plant absorbs chemical toxins from the air such as toluene, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and Xylene. It also releases fresh oxygen.
  • Peace Lily: It breaks and neutralizes toxic substances found in the air such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and benzene.
  • Snake Plant: It releases moisture and oxygen in the air, removing toxins such as xylene, formaldehyde, toluene and nitrogen dioxide.
  • Areca Palm: Helps in eliminating toxins from the air and beautifies the surroundings. This herb absorbs poisonous gases such as carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air.
  • Spider Plant: Neutralizes formaldehyde in the air and removes toxic components such as ammonia and benzene

-PTC News