Indoor Plants with Great Air Purifying Properties

Posted By on Feb 28, 2015


Some houseplants are not only beautiful, but also helps you refresh the air in your house, filtering pollutants and the carbon dioxide that we exhale, releasing oxygen and increasing humidity.
Many newly renovated buildings are “provided” with a very low quality of indoor air and hence the negative effects on your body occur: headache, skin dehydration, allergies, drowsiness, irritation of eyes, throat and nose etc. An affordable and easy solution to purify the air indoors is by placing different types of plants with purifying properties. Here’s a list of 7 purifying plants for your home.

Aloe vera

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Aloe protects you against many health hazards. Besides its astringent and healing properties, aloe helps remove formaldehyde and benzene, harmful chemical byproducts arising from the use of paints and cleaning products based chemicals. It is therefore ideal for your kitchen window!

Chrysanthemum (Chrysantheium morifolium)

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The beautiful chrysanthemums mostly eliminates benzene which is a chemical compound often found in adhesives, detergents and paints. This plant loves light, so make sure you place it next to an open window to make it blossom in a short time.

Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii)

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This plant blooms with large flowers in bright colors, which offers much more than a simple aesthetic view! Gerbera helps to remove trichlorethylene, an industrial solvent., often used as a dry cleaning solvent. Furthermore, it removes the benzene emitted by the use of ink and other chemicals. You can place this plant it in your living room or bedroom, in an area where there’s plenty of light.

Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)

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The ficus plant is a classic apartment plant and helps purify the air. Polluting substances that may be emitted by furniture or upholstery (formaldehyde, benzene and trichlorethylene) are easily cleaned and removed by a ficus plant. Even though ficus is a demanding plant, once you get optimal conditions of light and humidity, it will last for many years.

Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

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The Spider plant has beautiful small white flower and is suitable in any setting. It has great health benefits: it fights against formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide and xylene. Place the spider plant in a pot near a bright window, in your kitchen or living room.

Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

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The Snake plant is a common plant that develops into a darkened room. In contrast to other plants, it absorbs oxygen and eliminate carbon dioxide during night time. In addition, it offers very good results in removing formaldehyde and benzene, found in cleaning products. And because it does not require much light, you can easily use it to purify the air in the bathroom or in the bedroom for a peaceful sleep.

English ivy (Hedera helix)

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An easy-care plant that grows well in tight spaces and requires no natural light. The rich density of leaves helps the absorption of formaldehyde, one of the most polluting substances to indoor air. This plant can be placed in the living room or in the kitchen area.