Clean the Air in Your Home with Houseplants

Clean the Air in Your Home with Houseplants

Air-Purifying Houseplants

Environmental toxins are everywhere, including inside your home, so you must try to eliminate as many sources of exposure as you can. The air in your house doesn’t always circulate or filter well, and you are left breathing in this air all day, so you should ensure that it’s clean. Having clean air to breathe is important, and lucky for us, incorporating house plants into our home can help improve air quality, and help ensure that you have a fresh, clean living space to breathe in. There are a variety of air-purifying houseplants available that can help improve indoor air quality and even help improve the look and feel of your home!

Here is a list of some of the best air-purifying houseplants for your home or office. These plants will help clean the air you breathe and improve your living and workspace.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Excellent for removing mold spores, peace lilies are great in the bathroom and laundry room. This incredible plant is also known to help remove trichloroethylene and formaldehyde. Best of all, it doesn’t require large amounts of sunlight and water to survive. However, if you own cats, avoid this plant or place in an area where you know (for a fact) that your cats can’t get too, as this plant is known to be extremely toxic to cats.

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

Amazingly enough, the more time a Chinese Evergreen spends in a space, the more effective it becomes. This fantastic plant is excellent at removing toxins and pollutants from the air, notably benzene and formaldehyde. Luckily, if you don’t have a green thumb, this plant will fare well for you as it’s one of the most durable houseplants you can grow. However, if you own animals, watch out, as this plant is toxic to pets.

Aloe Vera

The gel from the aloe vera plant is excellent on cuts and burns and is even good for digestion. To add to its incredible list of benefits, aloe vera also works well with filtering out toxins and air pollutants. This amazing plant can remove formaldehyde from the air, as well as absorb dust and eliminate harmful microorganisms. A plant that is easy to grow and maintain, aloe vera can provide you with a variety of benefits and will go great on your window sill.

Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica)

A low maintenance houseplant, this popular ornamental plant can survive without a lot of light and can handle the cold better than most plants its size. Excellent at removing chemical toxins and pollutants from an indoor environment, this fantastic plant can even help increase the oxygen percentage in the room. Rubber plants are toxic to cats and dogs, so make sure to place in an area that’s out of reach from your furry friend.

Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)

Snake plants go great in the bedroom since they can help you sleep better. During the night, a snake plant sucks in carbon dioxide and pumps out oxygen. All while removing formaldehyde, TCE, and benzene from the air. Caring for this plant is easy, so if you don’t have a green thumb, this plant is perfect since it can survive with little watering and low light. Unfortunately, snake plants are also on the list for plants that are toxic to pets, so exercise extreme caution.

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