Indoor plants that purify the air

In the day and age of air humidifiers and purifiers, breathing air that’s available around us has become hefty on our pockets, before we have to carry around purified bottled air, why not just buy simple house plants that naturally refine the indoor ventilation.

They not only improve the aesthetic essence of your house, but also provide the necessary foliage and luster needed to bind the room together. All you have to do is, regularly maintain them according to their needs and voila! you are now a proud owner to your own natural air purifier.

Aloe Vera plant:

These are famously known for their medicinal values and you all might have one in your possession, if not, get your hands on one. Aside from its herbal characteristics they have excellent air cleansing properties, the plant effectively filters out benzene and formaldehyde from the air. It’s requires low maintenance with sunlight and water every other week and in winter it needs even less amount of water.

Areca Palm (Bamboo Palm):

These feathery palm trees are wonderful air filters, which removes benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, benzene, carbon monoxide and trichloroethylene from circulation. All it needs to thrive is a bright room with plenty of air circulation and regular water. Additionally, they also act as natural humidifiers therefore becoming paramount during dry winters. They have a rapid growth hence frequent pruning becomes a must. The leaves are non-toxic, hence safe around pets.

Money Plant:

These climbers are part of almost every home grown garden. Who knew they were good air cleansers as well. They absorb benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene from your environment. They grow well under indirect sunlight and need water weekly. Although, being a peerless purifier it is toxic to pets and infants, if the leaves are ingested. So, keep them at bay.

Snake Plant:

These ornamental plants are also called mother-in-law’s tongue are known to produce oxygen during the night, hence can be placed in the bedroom. They are capable of removing toxins such as chloroform, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, xylene, benzene and many more. It can survive in low light and humid conditions and require free draining soil.

Peace Lily:

These beautiful potted plants are sturdy toxin absorbers that eradicate benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, ammonia, xylene, toluene and several other known pollutants from sparsely ventilated spaces. They remove mold spore hence can be placed in the bathroom and kitchen. Can survive in low lighting blooms all year round and only need needs water when the leaves start wilting.

Indian Basil (Tulsi):

No Indian household is complete without them. They are well known for their medicinal value, but are equally good air filters. Efficiently removes air toxins: just requires frequent sunlight and water. Therefore find a place for it by the window sill.

Warneck Dracaena:

These indoor foliage’s remove xylene, benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air. Don’t require any direct sunlight, surviving on damp soil not soggy as overwatering them turns the leaves yellow. They rapidly grow, so regular pruning is need.

These indoor plant not only serve as an air pollutant removers but also are economical, environment friendly and in a concreate jungle a green solace. If you’re worried about where to purchase them don’t be, many website including Amazon promises to deliver you these plants. Otherwise, just use your trusted/friendly next door nursey for the same.