10 Plants that Purify the Air

10 Plants that Purify the Air

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Plants bring vitality to the house along with fantastic and relaxing benefits. Their purifying attributes not only promote a healthy and stress-free environment but also have calming and cleansing effects. Adding green to your home brings mental peace, protects health by removing harmful indoor toxins and chemicals and produces oxygen.
The three most important household toxins that we need to combat are:

  1. Benzene
  2. Formaldehyde
  3. Trichloroethylene

These toxic chemicals are carcinogenic in nature and are used in the manufacturing of synthetic substances and materials. Benzene is emitted from gas ranges during use. Thus some types of houseplants mentioned below are ideal for use in the kitchen.

Enlisted below are ten plants that act as air filters and purify the air that you breathe:

1. Golden Pothos (Money Plant):

This is one of the most loved plants commonly found at home garden. It is often called as Money Plant and does not require much sunlight. It can clear the air by removing formaldehyde from it. You can grow it indoor in cold temperature but requires at least an hour or two of morning sunlight. 
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Money Plant

2. Spider Plant:

This is another common houseplant used to decorate houses. It is an easy growing and great air-purifying plant that effectively fight pollutants including carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde and xylene. It is also a safe plant for pets.
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Spider plant

3. Moth orchid:

Beautiful moth orchids come in butterfly-shaped flowers and grow in a warm area with excellent light. Well-drained soil and sprinkled water are needed to keep up the flowering.
moth orchid

4. Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera is a sun loving, easy to grow a plant that comes packed with many health benefits. It can be applied on hair or consumed to improve health. It clears formaldehyde and benzene from the air. Apart from air-clearing abilities, its gel soothes skin, heals cuts and burns.
Aloe Vera

5. Snake Plant:

You can grow this decorative plant at corners of your home, and the best part is that it does not require much light or water. Place it in your bedroom to inhale fresh air.
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6. Bamboo Palm:

Bamboo palms are fantastic choices for offices and homes. You can place on tables, office desks or displays. This plant should be well-watered and requires shade or indirect sunlight.
Bamboo Palm

7. Baby Rubber Plant:

Rubber plants are great for indoors due to their air cleaning ability. They emit high oxygen content in the atmosphere. This plant can easily survive in less light and cool temperature. It is easy to grow plant and removes formaldehyde from the air.
rubber plant (ficus elastica)

8. Gerber Daisy:

Gerber Daisy is a bright flowering indoor plant that successfully removes trichloroethylene and benzene from the air. You can place it in your bedroom, but ensure to provide partial shade. This plant does not like intense heat.
gerbera daisy

9. Ficus Prestige:

Place it in your living room to filter pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde occurring from furniture and carpeting. A little care is needed for this plant to grow. Place it close to your window to receive sufficient sunlight. 
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Ficus Prestige

10. Chinese Evergreen:

It is easy to care plant that filters air pollutants, removes toxins from the atmosphere and offers fresh air to breathe. Provide it with filtered light or partial shade. Note that this plant does not like direct sunlight.
Chinese Evergreen
These plants will help you breathe better and keep you away from harmful environmental pollutants.