Top 5 Air Purifying Plants For The Home

Some scientists have suggested that choosing the right air purifying plants for your house can help detoxify the air in your living spaces, meaning your houseplants not only look lovely but also work a little harder to clean the air you breathe in.

Here is how, thanks to some of the most famous plants, you can successfully remove various toxins from the air.

1. Snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue

This plant, with oblong and fleshy upright leaves, purifies benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from the air. Otherwise, it is not demanding to maintain, since it tolerates sun and shade. You can put it near the radiator without fear because this plant does not like a lot of moisture.

Fun fact:
In an air-sealed room, these plants are capable of producing enough oxygen to breathe normally.

2. Dragon tree (Madagascar Dragon Tree)

The Dragon Tree is a popular indoor air purifier plant, sighted in many office lobbies, entrance-ways, and atriums. The Dragon tree is among the best for removing xylene and trichloroethylene from indoor air.

3. Aloe vera

A healing aloe plant is a lovely addition to your kitchen windowsill, as it loves a sunny spot. While being on hand for any health need, this succulent will be purifying the air of formaldehyde and benzene, found in varnishes, floor finishes, and detergents.

4. Chinese Evergreen

In addition to looking patterned and colorful, these pretty plants can remove many common toxins. Chinese Evergreen emits a high oxygen content while purifying indoor spaces of harmful chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde, and other toxins. As its name says, it is quite popular in China, specifically for its high efficiency in removing harmful pollutants from the air.
The Chinese Evergreen likes shady spots and only needs to be watered occasionally with a focus on keeping the soil moist.

5. Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera Jamesonii)

These dainty blooms are perfect if you want a pop of color in your room to stand out from the greenery. The Gerbera Daisy is also distinct for its ability to produce high levels of oxygen at night while removing harmful chemicals, such as benzene and trichloroethylene, so you can be sure you’re breathing in fresh, clean air throughout the night. These particular daisies are better suited for those who have the time to give them tender, loving care.

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