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5 Air Purifying Indoor Plants For A Healthier Home

5 Air Purifying Indoor Plants For A Healthier Home

Indoor plants are a great way to liven up your home and add an extra level of comfort for you to enjoy. However, while taking care of the plants can be fun, it’s not always easy to decide which one will do the best job of keeping your air clean and fresh. Luckily there are plenty of plants that can help with this.

Here are five indoor houseplants that get rid of toxins in the air:

1 – Spider Plant

Spider plant is particularly effective at getting rid of trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene.

This houseplant’s dangling leaves tend to grow in clusters of three, and it loves plenty of indirect sunlight, so when you hang it from the ceiling or a corner wall, this can make sure its leaves get the full benefit.

Indoor gardening tip: It does well with weekly watering, but not too much as this can cause its leaves to droop.

If you have lots of spider plants, consider creating a little indoor garden using them all together instead – they look great!

Spider plant in pot Chlorophytum comosum

 

2 – Gerbera Daisy (Gerber daisy)

These bright flowers are bold additions to the home.

They can absorb benzene, trichloroethylene, and xylene from the air while they’re in bloom, thanks to their prominent petals. You can also buy flowers online.

Gerber daisies need good sunlight to thrive, so if you plan to keep them indoors, be sure to give them as much natural light as possible.

red gerbera daisy plant with flowers in bloom on wooden laminate flooring

3 – Snake Plant (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue)

This type of plant is ideal for photosynthesis in low light conditions and removing formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide from the air around it.

It does this because when its leaves get older, they tend to turn gray, making it look a little like a snake!

So if you don’t mind an unusual-looking house plant, this could be just the one for you.

It’s also very easy to keep as it needs watering infrequently and is resistant to spider mites.

Dracaena trifasciata, snake plant in old metallic pot

4 – Bamboo Palm

Bamboo palm is great at removing formaldehyde from your home, so it can help with the commonly found VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in paints or new furniture. What makes it different from other bamboo plants is its dark green leaves that look similar to a fan and grow upright rather than horizontally like other bamboo plants.

5 – Boston Fern

If you want a more traditional type of fern, then this is the one for you as its large leaves can capture benzene, trichloroethylene, and carbon monoxide from your home or office. It loves the sunlight, so make sure to hang it in a bright corner of your room where it can get plenty of light without being disturbed by passing people too much.

Like other plants, keeping the soil well hydrated is essential for this plant and watering regularly when you notice its leaves getting limp. If you don’t have time to water, then be sure to take the pot outside to water instead, but keep an eye on its temperature – if it gets too hot, then the plant could suffer!

These five plants are just some of the many types that will help you create a cleaner home environment. But how do they work? The answer lies in their ability to remove VOCs, which are chemical compounds that can be released into our environment through a range of common household products.


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