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7 Air-Purifying Houseplants To Clean The Air Inside Your Home

Updated at: Aug 30, 2019
Mind Body
Written by: Chanchal SengarPublished at: Aug 30, 2019
7 Air-Purifying Houseplants To Clean The Air Inside Your Home

Here are some air purifying plants to keep at home. These purify the air so that you and your family members get to breathe only fresh and clean air. 

Given that we spend most of our part at home staying indoors, we must get fresh air. The air quality is deteriorating day by day which makes it even more important that we think about purifying the air around us. One of the easiest ways to do this is by planting air-cleaning plants inside your house. Here are seven common air purifiers that you can keep.

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an extremely versatile plant. While you may use it for your skin and hair, here is another reason to keep this inside your house. Aloe Vera contains a clear gel which is full of essential vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, and other compounds. It can remove formaldehyde to purify the air.

2. Spider Plant

The spider plant is the fastest growing houseplant which is good for beginners and forgetful people. Spider plant shoots flower in indirect sunlight. Their flowers also grow into spiderettes or baby plants. It removes xylene and formaldehyde.

3. Snake Plant/Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

This houseplant is very difficult to kill. It grows in little sunlight, dry condition, and doesn’t need to be watered often. It effectively removes formaldehyde, benzene, xylene and trichloroethylene.

4. Peace Lily

As compared to other plants, peace lily might be relatively small but it is equally amazing with air-cleaning properties. Pick a shady spot in your home and water occasionally. These are fragrant flowers and therefore you must not overplant them. It does remove ammonia, formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene.

5. Boston Fern

These plants purify the air especially in a cool place with indirect sunlight and high humidity. As compared to other plants, they need to be watered regularly but they have a speedy growth. It purifies the air around you by eliminating xylene and formaldehyde.

6. Bamboo Palm

This plant is the best when it comes to filtering formaldehyde. The palms grow in bright sunlight so make sure to place them in a corner that gets the most sunlight. The more they filter the more they grow! These remove formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.

7. Ficus/Weeping Fig

This plant is majorly found in Southeast Asia. It can grow up to 10 feet tall! This plant is extremely low maintenance and grows in indirect sunlight. This plant has some great air-purifying abilities as it effectively removes formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.

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Reasons to plant these in your home or workplace?

1. Purifies the air.

First and foremost, these purify the air by improving the quality of the air. These work better than air purifier systems as these naturally clean the air and expel pollutants from the house.

2. Extremely cost-effective

Plants are highly inexpensive and instead of spending thousands on cleaning appliances, it is better to get these plants aboard. They will not only help you with air cleaning but would also beautify your home.

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3. Uplift your mood and keeps you positive

Seeing plants, flowers around you is the best stress buster. You would feel calm and relaxed with them around. Also, these promote the flow of positive thoughts.

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