Thanks to potted houseplants, the air in your house can be easily purified and the harmful compounds in the air can be significantly reduced.
Below you can find the list of the best houseplants that improve air quality.
1. Peace Lily
Peace Lily, which is also called spathiphyllum sp. is a white flowering plant, with an amazing fragrance. Place it somewhere in your house to remove indoor pollutants like gases and solvents (formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, ammonia, benzene). Keep in mind that peace lily “likes” shady places and doesn’t require much watering.
2. Bamboo Palm
Bamboo palm or chamaedorea seifritzii can become not only a beautiful, but very healthy gift. It is a leader in filtering of formaldehyde. Don’t forget that this plant grows very fast and can achieve 12-foot height.
3. Aloe Vera
This houseplant is known for its wonderful anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, soothing and burn- or wound-healing properties. Each leaf contains a gel rich with vitamins, amino acids and enzymes. Besides that, Aloe Vera perfectly purifies the air, filtering formaldehyde.
You can find dracaena (or ponytail plant) of different sizes and shapes. This is a common office and house plant that filters benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde and xylene. However you shouldn’t keep dracaena in your home if you have pets, as the plant is toxic if nibbled on y dogs.
5. Weeping Fig
Fiscus Benjamina (or
weepinf fig) is very nice plant and doesn’t require frequent watering. Bring it
into your house in winter months to diminish such pollutants as formaldehyde
and benzene. In warmer times you can move weeping fig outside, where it can
grow, heightening up to
6. Garden Mum
Garden mum comes in any shade under the rainbow. Moreover, the plant is inexpensive and is a hero in air-purifying. It filters common toxic compounds that come from carpenting, synthetic building materials, furniture, and upholstery.
7. Spider Plants
Spider plant with thin leaves is an ideal houseplant because it can live without almost anything. Even if you’ve forgot to water spider plants once, it won’t die. It’s a perfect air purifier. The only thing it requires is bright indirect sunlight.
8. Snake Plant
Snake plant is a hearty
plant needs very little upkeep: little sun and infrequent watering. Sansevieria
trifasciata (another name for snake plant) successfully filters xylene,
formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene from the air.