There are many different ways that odors get created in an apartment. Some scents come from popular cleaning supplies while others come from cooking. Even new furniture can give off odors. New apartments, like the Moderne at Providence, are less likely to have odor problems than older complexes, but smells can occur anywhere. A great way to eliminate odors is to grow air-cleaning plants. The excellent news is that while these plants are busy cleaning the air, they also look beautiful and grow very easily.
A peace lily sends up a beautiful white-hooded flower that many people think looks like a surrender flag. These plants grow easily in most apartments because they only require indirect light. They do not require much care, other than watering when the top 1 inch of soil becomes dry. Instead of surrendering, however, these plants cause many odors, including toluene, xylene, formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene, to surrender to it.
You may already be familiar with the aloe plant’s ability to help burns heal and relieve the pain of a sunburn. This easy-to-grow plant also helps eliminate many odors from the air, including formaldehyde and benzene. You should plant them in cactus soil in a well-draining pot. Never allow your plant to stand in water. It does best near a window that lets in lots of light or near an artificial light source. It also does best when temperatures do not exceed 80 degrees.
Gerber daisies come in a variety of bright colors, so it is easy to find one that compliments your décor. These plants produce flowers that are from 3-to-5 inches in diameter. They are easy to grow because all you need to do is give them a drink of water when the top 1 inch of soil is dry. While they will tolerate a variety of lighting conditions, they thrive in well-lit conditions.
The bamboo palm is one of the most useful plants at cleaning the air in your apartment. These plants can mature at over 4-feet tall, so they are perfect to use as four plants. You should place them where they receive lots of indirect sunlight. You should use a time-release fertilizer, and only water this plant with room-temperature water.
Another excellent choice for a houseplant that will help keep your apartment smelling great is the dragon tree. This plant that produces spikey leaves that range from purple to green handles low-light conditions very well. It can grow up to 6 feet tall, so it makes an outstanding choice if you want to fill a large area.
Regardless of the houseplants that you decide on, they are a green solution to keeping your apartment smelling great. Of course, you will want to find a beautiful apartment for rent in Huntsville, like those at The Moderne at Providence.