We are all sick and tired of rising air pollution levels; the least we can wish for is clean air in our homes. It turns out that electronic air purifiers are not our only option for clean air. As with a lot of other things, nature provides a solution for this too. You can simply keep one of the many air-cleaning plants in your home that will not only purify indoor air but also make your home look beautiful.
Here’s 5 Air-Cleaning Houseplants that you need in your home. Let’s take a look at our options here.
Snake plant/Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
Snake plant can remove toxins (trichloroethylene, xylene, formaldehyde, toluene and benzene) from the air and is one of the few plants which can remove carbon dioxide at night.
It is a species of evergreen, perennial, flowering plant native to tropical West Africa. The plant has stiff, upright leaves up to 3-4 ft tall. They are a resilient species which require less watering, bright light (can tolerate low light levels too) and warmer temperatures. Avoid over-watering this plant; it can rot easily if over-watered.
Aloe vera has the ability to clean benzene and formaldehyde from indoor air.
It’s an evergreen perennial, succulent plant species that grows in tropical climates around the world. Aloe vera grows indoors easily as a potted plant, requires less watering and cannot thrive in standing water.
Ferns can remove formaldehyde and xylene from indoor air. This makes them particularly useful for keeping in freshly-painted spaces.
Ferns usually grow best in moist spaces with indirect light. They are easy to maintain and require moderate watering.
Peace lily can remove toxins like trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, benzene, xylene and ammonia from indoor air.
It makes for an excellent houseplant that require medium to low light and moderate watering. You don’t have to water this plant too often, over watering may kill your plant. Add water only when you think the soil is getting dry.
This plan can remove toxins like trichloroethylene, formaldehyde and xylene from indoor air.
It is a species of perennial, flowering plant native to south eastern Africa. Barberton daisy gives yellow, orange, red and pink flowers that can add a nice touch to your décor. Furthermore, place it near a window that gets direct sunlight and you should allow its soil to dry a bit before watering again.
Note: Like all flowers do, it might give off pollens and floral scents so do not keep too many flowering plants inside if you are allergic to pollen or scents.
Also, always check the toxicity of plants before introducing them to your home since many plants can be toxic to pets or kids.
The number of plants required is high for cleaning the air of any significant pollution.