If you smoke cigarettes in the house, this plant can get rid of the smoky smell

Let’s be honest, smoking is known to be hazardous to your health, and it also can be damaging to the people around you. In addition to this, cigarettes also leave a lingering smoky smell in the home that is rather offensive. So if you are not quite ready to give up the habit, you may want to consider using a certain plant to help keep your home smelling fresh.

Plants are commonly considered an aesthetically pleasing addition to the home, and they can also help improve the air quality in the home, particularly when it comes to smoke. The smell of cigarette smoke is, in fact, usually very difficult to eliminate. Fortunately, there is a particular plant that is great at absorbing smoke and keeping the air clean.

What is this smoke-absorbing plant?

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The plant we are referring to is none other than the Schefflera. This plant belongs to the Araliaceae family and is noted for its palmate leaves of different shades of green. It is certainly very pleasing to the eyes and a compliment to a home’s interior.

schefflera plant

Additionally, the plant is very easy to care for, and this definitely contributes to the plant’s popularity. However, we want to focus more on the plant’s unique ability to clear the air of smoke and other nasty chemicals, particularly cigarette smoke. Let’s take a look at how we can care for this plant so that it can continue to provide a healthy environment.

First off, when choosing a location for your plant, make sure you find a place that is well-lit but not in direct sunlight. Restrict watering to only when the soil has become completely dry, the plant’s roots are particularly vulnerable to drowning. Lastly, make sure you use water that is decalcified, as this will help avoid the accumulation of limescale and other harmful elements.  

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