When people spend 90% of their life indoors, healthy air quality definitely matters. Along with bacteria, pollen, and mold, indoor air is also polluted with cleaning products, synthetic building materials, and other toxic compounds that can be very harmful to our health when exposed for long periods of time. And for those who suffer from asthma and allergies, this can be a tiresome issue. But, what if we told you there are plants that can clean indoor air? Check out these six amazing plants you can place in your home or office for some fresh air.
Peace lilies are an ultimate beauty in full bloom, but can fight toxic gas like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. They are very easy to care for and maintain, and will actually droop when in need of water. If you have household cats and dogs, you might want to reconsider this one as they can be mildly poisonous to them.
The English Ivy is an elegant choice for removing harmful chemicals in your household. They can survive for several years with proper love and care.
Considered an all-around plant plant for detoxifying and healing. Not only is aloe vera known to heal cuts and burns, but they can keep spaces clear of formaldehyde and benzene, a common chemical found in paint and common household cleaners. They are very simple to grow and loves the sun– which can make an esthetically pleasing plant on a kitchen window.
The Spider Plant is a popular house plant that thrives in bright and indirect light. Just like Aloe Vera, the Spider Plant purifies the air free of harmful pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde.
Also known as the Reed Palm, the Bamboo Palm clears the air of benzene and formaldehyde. They are the perfect house plant that loves to soak up the sun, but can still thrive in part-sun/shade. The Bamboo Plant is fairly tall, so expect to place them somewhere with space.
Ranging from green to purple leaves, the Dragon Tree does amazing in and outdoors. Dragon Trees are magnificent at removing xylene and trichloroethylene from indoor air. They also great for offices because they can tolerate low light.