Your home has something in common with a NASA spaceship. But unfortunately, it is not something to be proud of: poor air quality. Air pollutants are not only present outside, but in your home as well. You surely want to get rid of them as they pose risks to your health. The good news is that you can stop breathing contaminated air without using chemicals and commercial solutions. You just need these houseplants to clean your home’s air:

For Beginners

1. Spider plant: This is very easy to grow, so if you are a beginner, a busy person, or you are just forgetful, this is a good option. This thrives in a bright room where it can get indirect sunlight. This plant can remove air impurities namely formaldehyde and xylene.

Spider Plant

2. Bamboo palm: Expose this to the sun for a few hours every day and you are good to go. Place this plant inside your home and it can help get rid of formaldehyde in the air.

Bamboo palm

3. Phalaenopsis orchid: A very undemanding plant, this orchid can live with minimal attention. With this plant in your home, you don’t have to worry about xylene. If you can’t find this orchid in a nearby nursery though, you can just use Dendrobium, which has the same qualities.

Phaeleonopsis orchid

4. Rubber plant: This plant loves water and that’s all it needs to live healthy. The rubber plant will help you breathe a formaldehyde-free air at home.

Rubber plant

For Experienced Planters

1. English ivy: If you have plenty of time to spare to look after a plant, English ivy is a good choice, particularly in removing formaldehyde.

English ivy

2. Peace lily: This is not only an air purifier, but also helps keep your home attractive. Peace lily has flowers that help in removing several air contaminants, including alcohols, ammonia, acetone, and benzene. You may have to wash the leaves every few days to get rid of the insects from the plant; otherwise, it will not thrive.

Peace lily

3. Snake plant: Have this inside your house and you will be able to breathe purified air. This plant can remove various pollutants, including formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and benzene. Provide time to care for this plant though as it is a little picky. It requires some sun, a dry climate, and water.

Snake plant

Living in a place rife with contaminants in the air can cause headaches, eye and nose irritation, dizziness, and nausea among others. Have some plants inside your home to eliminate harmful toxins that can put you and your family at risk.


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