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Breathe Easy: How Aloe Vera Can Purify Your Air

Are pollutants and toxins hanging around in your home? Time to call for the air-purifying superhero: Aloe Vera.

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Aloe Vera or “First Aid Plant” is not only a beautiful plant, its benefits go way beyond that as it can purify the air in your home. If you want to keep the air in your home clean and fresh, grab one of these wonderful plants.

Perhaps you would be interested to know that there is more to this story.

I- Aloe Vera: An Air-Purifying Plant :
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– The plant reduces airborne bacteria as it contains antibacterial properties

– It is a useful plant that releases oxygen while absorbing pollutants

– It removes many harmful elements from the air.

– It absorbs carbon monoxide and formaldehyde.

– Apart from formaldehyde, it also absorbs air pollutants such as calcium and lead without this absorption becoming harmful to it.

– Another advantage of this plant is that its white gel present in the leaves is effective in relieving wounds.

II- Growing conditions of Aloe Vera :

1- When and Where :

– Aloe Vera requires too much light without being exposed to direct sunlight.

– Its direct exposure to the sun will lead to a great risk that it will burn, and its foliage will become dry and yellowed, and therefore it is almost impossible to recover it.

– Place your plant near a window that provides it with sufficient filtered light while blocking direct sun ray.

– You can put it in a pot outside between May and September, but from October onwards, you better move it inside until the end of winter.

2- Temperature :
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Make sure that your plant is exposed to temperatures between 18 and 21 °C all year round, this is the ideal temperature range for Aloe Vera.

– You can take it outside when the outside temperature rises from May to September.

– Take care of your plant during the summer and avoid direct exposure to the sun to avoid burning.

– if the temperature outside falls under 15 °C, bring your plant inside.

3- Watering :

– Note that your plant does not require any particular maintenance.

– You just need to water it regularly every two weeks.

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Jack Newman