Best Indoor Air Purifying Plants

The following is a list of the top 8 air purifying plants that that remove pollutant. You can easily keep these in your homes and offices.

1. Peace Lily

This is a wonderful air-purifying houseplant that can bloom indoors as well. The flowers can make the near about areas smell good, as it is a good fragrance. This plant prefers shady areas and just keep the soil moist, but avoid overwatering.

It removes ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air.

2. Money plant

The money plant is associated with good luck and prosperity. It has heart-shaped leaves that are green in color with some golden tinge to it.

These are mostly used as indoor plants and can be planted in soil as well as water. One of the great things about Money Plant is that you can cut a part of an existing money plant and put it in water (or soil) and it will start growing there.

If you’re growing it in water, you need to change the water every week.

Money Plant is a great choice for the living room and bedroom. It is one of those plants that continue to give out oxygen at night, which makes it suitable for bedrooms too.

Money plants help remove many Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from the air such as formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, benzene, and carbon monoxide.

These VOCs are often a result of off-gassing from carpets, curtains, furniture, and paint.

3. Snake Plant

Snake Plant is also known as the Mother-in-Law’s Tongue plant.

The snake plant effectively removes formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air.

It is also known as the bedroom plant as it continues to give out oxygen during the night (just like Money Plant). It is also quite low maintenance and it wouldn’t die if you forget to water it for a few days (even weeks).

It acts as a natural humidifier that helps fighting dry eyes/skin.

Since it has wide fleshy leaves, it also helps in reducing noise pollution by absorbing sound waves.

4. Aloe Vera

In addition to having healing properties, this perennial plant filters formaldehyde and benzene out of the air in your home. And green thumb or not, this plant willbloom with ease as long as it’s situated in a spot with plenty of sunlight.

5. Areca Palm Plant

Areca Palm plant is also known as the yellow butterfly palm and golden cane palm.

According to NASA’s research, the areca palm tree has the 8th highest removal rate for formaldehyde and it is the best air-purifying plant.

It is also an excellent natural humidifier. A 6 feet tall plant can transpire ~1 liter of water in 24 hours.

It removes benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene from the air.

6. Bamboo Plant

This plant looks really good if you keep it in your dining area or drawing-room. It is well known for its height. If you take good care of this plant it may grow up to 4 to 12 feet.

This plant has a good transpiration capacity, thus keeps the area moist. Bamboo palms are well known to remove formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide, xylene and chloroform from the air.

It is a nontoxic air purifier plant.

7. Spider Plant

The Spider plant is also called Chlorophytum Comosum.

It’s a flowering herb and can produce white flowers.

According to the NASA clean air study, it removes formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air.

It doesn’t need a lot of care and is often used in living rooms and offices.

8. Rubber Plant

The rubber plant is also known as Ficus Elastica and Rubber Bush Plant.

It is highly efficient in removing formaldehyde from the air. It also removes bio-effluents from the air.

It has been observed that as time passes, rubber plants get more efficient in purifying the air and cleaning the VOCs.

Note that the Rubber plant is toxic to pets.

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