Purify Indoor Air with These 9 Amazing Houseplants!

When you purify indoor air in your home, you’ll breathe a big sigh of relief! With all the chemicals humans are constantly exposed to, cleaning up the air around you is a no-brainer! There are few things better than fresh air!

If you live in a large metropolitan, your exposure to toxic fumes is much greater than for someone who lives out in the country. However, mold, fungus, and other types of allergens can also pollute the air anywhere you live. That’s why having houseplants around that improve air quality makes so much sense! They’re low maintenance, easy on the eyes, and make a great addition to any room!





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Did you know that electronics, adhesives, certain cleaners, and paints (just to name a few), can emit toxins? That's scary but true! Home air purifiers are NOT an option that many people can afford. They can range in price from around $200 - $1000, depending on the model and type you need. Plus, you’ll need to change out the filters rather frequently and they aren’t free! Here are some home air purifiers listed on Amazon.

Going natural is the best investment you can make! Plants are the perfect answer for anyone who looking to purify indoor air - at low cost. These 9 amazing household plants can keep you breathing easier – as long as you give them the proper care and maintenance they deserve!

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10 Houseplants that Purify Indoor Air

  • The Boston Fern needs no introduction! Its a plant we all recognize and love! Its known to be the most effective houseplant for ridding airborne toxins. In fact, it removes more formaldehyde per hour than any other plant in existence.

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  • Rubber plants are also great at removing formaldehyde from the air. They also release a great amount of oxygen, which keep the air around you pure and fresh! Opt for the baby rubber plant variety though and the larger plants can grow to be quite tall.

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  • Did you know that mums can be potted and placed about the home? I never did! These flowering gems help get rid of toxic irritants such as ammonia. There are so many beautiful varieties today, you're sure to find one that you like!

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  • NASA gives the bamboo palm top honors (third place) as an air purifying houseplant. Why? Because they are exemplary at removing formaldehyde and xylene from the air!

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  • If you have relatively high ceilings, the weeping fig ficus plant makes a great addition to any room in your home! This magnificent plant is best known at eliminating indoor chemicals like ammonia, xylene, and formaldehyde.

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  • You can never go wrong with a Wax Begonia - a common succulent with waxy leaves and bright, colorful flowers! This plant needs little care because its a drought smart plant! Use it to help purify benzene from the air, a toxin found in adhesives.

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  • Help purify indoor air with a potted golden pothos - a plant that can thrive in very dim-lit environments. Its best known for removing carbon monoxide out of the air - especially helpful if you rely on gas to heat your home.

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  • According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, English ivy is one of the best indoor plants you can have! This amazing natural survivor can remove common mold allergens from the air, which is helpful to anyone that suffers from mold allergies.

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  • The peace lily is an amazing and beautiful green plant that has small towering white flowers that can emerge any time of year. This particular plant is a powerful toxin eliminator, removing toxins like benzene and acetone (emitted from electronics and paints) from the air.

    It's not hard to find a couple of plants you like that can help purify indoor air! They're a great investment and smart decision for anyone who's looking for less expensive and natural alternatives!


    Always consult your physician before using natural remedies, especially for anyone with preexisting conditions or anyone currently taking prescription medications. Although many efforts are made to ensure that the advice given on this site is professionally sound, the advice is not intended to replace a mutual relationship with a medical provider.



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