Planning to move to a new abode or have just moved in to a new apartment, in both the conditions, the idea of greening your apartment nowadays is a must on your TO-DO list. There are plenty of choices that you have in the market today. But the idea of keeping the air clean in your apartment certainly figures right up there in everybody’s thoughts, today.We have compiled here top 4 indoor plants for apartments which in our opinion should make the list.
Dypsis lutescens, also known as golden cane palm, areca palm, yellow palm, or butterfly palm should be the first one to make the list. The plant can grow up to 7 ft but the container will keep the height limited. Plant doesn’t like the direct sun light and grows well in the indirect light. Areca palm filters xylene and toluene from the air and also acts as great dehumidifier.
It filters out formaldehyde, which is commonly found in personal-care products. It is one of the top air-purifying plants identified by NASA. This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires very little attention. The plant can be left for days without being watered. Soil in the pot has to be porus so that water doesn’t get stagnated there.
It is found in many consumer products including beverages, skin lotion, or ointments for minor burns and sunburns. The leaves are thick and fleshy, green to grey-green. Ideal for small spaces. This plant clears formaldehyde and benzene, which is generally found in cleaning chemicals, paints and other toxins.
This lovely plant removes benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene. If you see the plant turning a little brown, do not worry. Plant requires very little water and can stay without water for long periods. Plant has to be placed in a container which has well drained soil.