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by Sally L Watkins Friday March 4th 2022

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Try These Amazing Air Purifier Plants

Air purifier plants play an essential role in absorbing damaging toxins from your home and business environment.

The air in your home is getting worse every day. If you are interested in making your indoor air healthier, there are a number of things you can do. One of the most popular ways, however, is to use plants. These amazing air purifier plants are great for cleaning the air around you so that you can breathe easier.

Furnishings, including carpets and building materials, contain a more significant number of toxic chemicals than many people realise.

Health experts also believe inadequate airflow can exacerbate health issues such as asthma, poor sleep, poor concentration, and more, all from indoor air pollution.

According to the NASA Clean Air Study, these pollutants can cause up to a whopping 90 percent of indoor pollution.

In the late 1980s, NASA researchers found that air purifier house plants are effective in air cleaning and have a greater capacity to clean air if you choose particular types of plants.

Purifying plants have become extremely popular purifying indoor environments in the home and office. Some plants do this better than others with the capacity to remove specific chemicals. Remember to space two to three plants every 100 square feet.

Here is a list of our top 7 purifying plants

1. Peace Lily

The Peace Lily or spathiphyllum does not demand excessive care. You can grow it with great ease, and its shiny green leaf can make an ideal air purifier plant in any room of your home or office.

Especially suit to low light, the Peace Lily does not require much watering; only once a week is plenty in most climates. You may add fertilisers in the spring to boost its growth, particularly if you want to show its magnificent white flowers.

It can effectively remove carbon monoxide, xylene, benzene, etc.

2. Snake Plant or the mother-in-law's tongue!

The variegated sansevieria' snake plant (dracaena trifasciata 'laurenti), also known as Mother In-las Tongue, is a low-maintenance yet vibrant plant.

Beneficial in the bedroom, it has the unique ability to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen at night. This quality makes it an ideal plant for your bedroom to help regulate healthy airflow.

Snake plants need little watering or sunlight to thrive, grow fast in soil with good drainage and are resistant to insects and great in warm climates. Keep away from your dog or cat; it is toxic if they chew the leaves.

3. Philodendron

As An air purifier plant, the philodendron looks quite appealing with its heart-shaped appearance. It can be a beautiful addition to your indoor space.

Easy to care for, it requires just modest water and light and is best kept in indirect sunlight. It plays a crucial role in removing toxins such as formaldehyde.

4. Spider Plant

The spider plant is yet another popular indoor air purifier plant, and for newbies, it is ideal as it's easy to propagate and doesn't require a drainage hole.

The spider plant thrives in indirect sunlight and has the remarkable capacity to survive in just any atmosphere. You will be surprised to discover that the Spider plant can also stay in temperatures as low as just 2 degrees Celsius.

The Spider Plant effectively eliminates toxins such as xylene and formaldehyde from indoors.

5. Chrysanthemums plant:

The Chrysanthemum morifolium's capacity to clean indoor air makes it one of the best air purifiers around.

Famous for floral arrangements, these plants are quite difficult to grow, but the benefits are stunning colourful blooms if you persist. Chrysanthemums need adequate airflow with indirect sunlight.

Handy Hint: Chrysanthemums are best watered with warm water, and the soil should be completely dry before watering. Just don't let them dry out too much.

Chrysanthemums plants can remove ammonia, xylene, benzene, etc.

6. Rubber plants

Rubber plants, having originated in India, are popular indoor plants in India and Australia.

They are also known as Ficus elastica.

Rubber plants require bright and filtered light with regular watering in the summer months, weekly and fortnightly in the winter.

Rubber plants can significantly remove benzene, xylene, and trichloroethylene from your indoor atmosphere.

7. Boston Fern plant

The plant is not at all difficult to grow, making them hugely popular and are pretty stunning and look best grown in a hanging basket

The botanical plant name is Nephrolepis exaltata for its sword-type leaves. Like most ferns, they thrive in a humid atmosphere and requires regular moisture for good growth and healthy foliage—best grown in indirect sunlight near windows or balconies.

Handy Tip: During the winter season, cut the leaves of this plant by nearly 4-5 cms for better growth during warmer months.

Boston Ferns can remove xylene and formaldehyde toxins.

Make your environment healthy and more enjoyable to live in

At the end of the day, the key is to find the plants that are best for your home. Just remember that no one plant will work for everyone, try a combination of 3-4 plants first. Plan for what you need, look for the best place to grow it, and do your research to make the best choice for you. We hope this list has helped you figure out what air purifying plants to get!

Its a cost-effective solution that enhances your indoor living and working spaces.

Buy some plants today!

 

Thank you to images from Unsplash by

Jake Goossen, Severin Candrian, Maria Elizabeth, Lucian Alexe, Onkarphoto, Scott Webb, Danieli Cordeiro

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