Air purifying plants: 5 best air cleaning plants in 2019

Air purifying plants: 5 best air cleaning plants in 2019

Looking to reduce toxins in your home? It’s often the germs and toxins that you can’t see that are the most harmful, but alas these air cleaning plants will help you remove toxins and improve air quality.

Now you can use below calculator to know how many air-purifying plants your home needs:

Here is a round-up of the best air purifying indoor plants using NASA’s Clean Air Study that will add a touch of colour and clean air to your home.

1. Devil’s Ivy or pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Otherwise known as pothos or golden pothos, devil’s ivy is an easy to grow indoor houseplant that will fight off common household toxins. It adds instant colour to any room with cascading tendrils and grows well in water, pots and hanging baskets. The heartleaf philodendron has also been said to be harder to kill than to keep alive! 

Toxins removed: xylene, benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene

2. Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)

Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens) is one of the most widely used palms for bright interiors. It features feathery, arching fronds, each with up to 100 leaflets. These big, bold plants command attention

Toxins removed: formaldehyde and xylene

3. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Also known as a spathiphyllum, peace lilies are an easy and undemanding plant to look after. Their glossy green leaves make the perfect addition to any room especially those spots with low light. Keep them happy with a weekly water and fertilise with a slow-release fertiliser in spring to promote growth and those glorious white flowers.

Toxins removed: benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene

4. Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)

Robust and dramatic, with large, glossy leaves.

The Burgundy Rubber Tree is a spectacular indoor plant with thick, glossy leaves that range from a rich burgundy red to almost black. It is strong and sturdy but doesn’t like change—so pick a bright spot and let it do its thing!

Toxins removed: formaldehyde

5. Snake Plant (Tongue of a devil)

The Snake Plant is a large succulent and thus extremely adaptable and low maintenance – the perfect starter plant. It is also a terrific air purifier, making it a healthy and attractive addition to any indoor space.

Toxins removed: formaldehyde and xylene


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