Indoor Houseplants for Air Cleaning
In addition to making indoor spaces more attractive, certain houseplants also improve indoor air quality.
Many houseplants remove harmful pollutants from the air that off gas from synthetic materials found in our buildings, furniture, and even clothing. These toxins can lead to poor health and low productivity.
Adding plants to a space can also help create a softer and more vibrant energy, and they can heal us visually and physically—their natural green tones are relaxing and therapeutic.
These three houseplants are the best to clean indoor air according to Feng Shui.
1. Lucky Bamboo
Lucky Bamboo represents upright and honest growth, as well as flexibility and adaptability. Lucky bamboo has also become a symbol for the green sustainability movement.
Since the bamboo plant does not flower or fruit, it’s lifespan is long and simple. And because it is hollow, bamboo also symbolizes an empty heart of humbleness.
Lucky bamboo is not technically bamboo, but it looks very similar, is super easy to take care of, and represents the same thing symbolically.
People love using lucky bamboo for feng shui applications because they can thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, in water or in soil, and are easy to find.
2. Potted Orchids
Orchids are graceful flowering plants. The flowers are long lasting and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. They can bloom all year round, even in the coldest winter.
Orchids not only absorb carbon dioxide but they release oxygen at night, which make them ideal for bedrooms.
In Feng Shui, orchids are used for relationship adjustments. While the bamboo can be used for a current or prospective relationship, the orchid is more often used to find a new partner.
An orchid placed strategically in the relationship area of the bedroom or on your nightstand will help to attract an honourable and honest romantic partner.
3. The Goldon Pothos ( Money Plant )
The Goldon Pothos is said to be particularly good for removing formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.
This plant is great for dead corners and areas above cabinets or shelves. In feng shui, these types of locations in your home attract and easily collect stagnant and dead energy.
Because the Golden Pothos is easy to care for and low light, it’s perfect in these places. The plant will stay green, can be slightly neglected but still bring life energy to that area.
The best part about the Golden Pothos is that it is incredibly easy to propagate.