While tropical flowers are the perfect addition to any indoor living space, they do more than just look pretty and increase the energy in the room – they can also clean the air and improve the health of those living in the home. Many tropical flowering plants are known for removing toxins in the air and purifying the space. They have many medicinal properties that will not only keep yourself, but your entire family free from winter illnesses. Here are several tropical plants for the indoors that will help you fight most awful winter sickness.
1. Boston Fern
The Boston Fern adds lots of greenery to your living space and is the perfect addition if you desire a nature-like theme in your decor. But it is not only gorgeous, it also offers many health benefits. This plant is well-known for removing many harmful pollutants and toxins in the air. It acts as a natural air purifier which keeps the air clean, helping boost your immunity and keeping your entire family healthier.
2. Calla Lilies
Calla lilies are a simple way to add lots of colour and height to any room. These tropical flowers come in a wide range of colours that will spruce up any corner, are the perfect addition to a centerpiece, or gives some texture to a dull office. In addition, these plants have air purifying qualities. They will absorb much of the carbon monoxide in the room along with other dangerous toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene. And, they release excess oxygen, helping you breathe easier and much cleaner air.
If you want to keep illness out of your home, Bromeliads should be at the top of your list. These plants are known to clean the air and not only remove dangerous toxins such as formaldehyde, but they also deter many illnesses. These plants increase the oxygen in the air, making your indoor space more humid, which is best for sore throats, coughs, dry skin, and other ailments that are caused due to dry, cold weather.
4. Mother In Laws Tongue
If you struggle with a green thumb and keeping your indoor house plants healthy and alive, Mother In Laws Tongue is ideal. This common house plant is used as a natural air purifier and will remove many toxins and pollutants in the air that can make you and your entire family sick such as formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
For more information on container gardening with tropical plants, to browse a wide variety of indoor houseplants, and to receive expert advice on growing tropical plants and flowers, visit your local TERRA Greenhouse location.
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This blog post originally appeared as a post on Terra’s blog.