Fight the dust with a natural help

July 15, 2021 - ,

All of us face the problem of reducing the amount of dust collecting on different surfaces throughout the house day by day. And it is not news that this can cause many health issues like asthmatic attacks or allergic reactions. Besides, there are other challenges when it comes to the indoor atmosphere such as humidity level and general purity of the air.

Obviously, the need to regulate all those is real. Many people are using different sophisticated gadgets which can disinfect the air or change the humidity level. And at the same time, the struggle against the dust deserves a special place in the list of routine home duties, considering the lifespan of this battle. But actually, there’s a simple yet easy solution which can easily cover all of those issues.

The solution – plants. Especially nowadays when we fill our homes with tons of furniture, carpets and other things and equip them with air conditioners we need inclusion of natural elements into our home environment. For this time, we decided to provide you with a list of plants, which are easy to take care of and can help you improve the quality of the air at home in a significant manner.

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)

Peace lily, another name for the plant is white sails. It has dark green leaves and produces white flowers, or spathes, surrounding a creamy white spadix. Its vital skill is refreshing the air.

The Rubber Plant

This plant is considered one of the most effective indoor air cleaning plants. While collecting granules of dust, the rubber plant also helps to eliminate pollution indoors by absorbing carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide as well as other pollutants. This plant is very easy to take care of and doesn’t require watering too often.

China doll (Radermachera sinica)

This plant is a solution not only for your home but also for a workspace. The glossy, delicate foliage of this bushy plant holds up remarkably well under bright office lights. Keep it evenly moist and you can forget about any allergens in the air.


All forms of ivy are excellent at reducing dust. English ivy, for example, is easy to manage and can grow well indoors. In addition to removing indoor dust, ivy is also effective against formaldehyde and benzene as well as other pollutants.

Dripping Guanyin

Dripping guanyin, also known as dripping lotus, is a type of bonsai plant that works to reduce dust indoors. This plant thrives in a moist environment, so it is helpful to mist the leaves with water. The sap and water droplets that come from the plant can be toxic if consumed, so place this plant out of the reach of animals and children.

Date Palm Tree

The date palm tree is a stylish plant that is also highly effective in removing dust from the air. It is low maintenance and requires only weekly watering. The date palm tree also works even better at absorbing particles in combination with other purifying plants.

Speaking about the concept of “cleaning plants”, it is also essential to mention the role of such plants in transpiration. The best transpiration plants have big leaves. Such plants can filter more air and better regulate humidity indoors, that’s why it is important to pay attention to this feature of the plant while choosing it.

Enrich your home furnishings with plants and forget about bacterias, dust and pollutants in the air. Meanwhile, we in Optima Cleaners will continue taking care of the cleanliness of your accommodation and preparing useful content for you.

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Mark Wisken
Mark is a managing director at Optima Cleaners, but copywriting has been one of his passions for many years. When he's not hunched over his keyboard, you'll find Mark exploring quaint bookstores for inspiration or sipping espresso at his favorite local café, always on the hunt for the next big idea to ignite a brand's success. With a pen in one hand and a coffee cup in the other, Mark continues to captivate audiences and breathe life into every brand he touches.

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