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Best In-house Plants That Help In Improving Air Quality

Best In-house Plants That Help In Improving Air Quality

Last night when I was walking in our society, I looked up. First, I had a sprain in my neck to look up that high for the sky (23 floors building) and when I found sky, it was pitch black. Stars were not visible and one or two which were there were not as bright as I remembered. Pollution is getting worse with each passing day. There are a million reasons that are adding up to make the situation so grave. Living in an energy efficient, modern building can have inadvertent side effects. One of these side effects is less air flow.

Lack of air flow allows for indoor air pollution to build up and cause health issues. It not only increases the risk of breathing diseases, heart issues, and even cancer but can also accelerate the appearance of aging. Our parents were never worried about the deficiency of vitamin D for us or themselves. We played in sunlight and had no clue what pollution mask is. The sky was clean and at night stars were bright as bulbs.

Vacuuming and dusting regularly help in reducing indoor pollution. Opening a window whenever we can, and investing in a quality air filter are also good options. There’s another way to make indoor air quality better while giving a touch of class to your indoor spaces and that is the use of In-house plants. Any greenery helps, but there are certain plants that clean the air better than the rest. Here is a list of in-house plants which help in improving air quality:

  • Spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum )

Spider plants grow quickly and look great in hanging baskets or in your balcony garden. These plants have more than 200 species and many of them can survive a little forgetfulness from us.

  • Peace Lily

Peace lilies are one of the top three plants for removing common household toxins, even ammonia. However, be careful as it can be toxic to your pets. Please make sure to keep it away from the reach of your little ones, It’s best to keep this as an ornamental plant.

  • Snake Plant

Snake plant is a classic yet versatile houseplant with sword-like foliage design. It is excellent for the forgetful gardener and its considered a top air purify plant for an indoor environment.

  • English Ivy

English ivy plants are amazing climbers. These can cling to almost any surface by means of small roots that grow along the stems. English ivy care is a snap, so you can plant it in distant and hard-to-reach areas without worrying about maintenance.

  • Aloe vera

The medicinal claims made about this plant are endless and we all know about its goodness. This beneficial plant with purpose is really easy to grow in your home and in the garden.

  • Warneck Dracaena

Combat pollutants associated with varnishes and oils with this dracaena. The Warneckii grows inside easily, even without direct sunlight.

  • Heart Leaf Philodendron

Heart Leaf philodendron plants remove air-born toxins such as formaldehyde from the air. There are over 200 different varieties of philodendron plants that come in different sizes, colors, and leaf shapes.

  • Bamboo Palm

These air-purifying plants are ideal for people who want to spend more time with their plant. All of them require fertilizer once a month, as well as extra care like misting or repotting.

  • Rubber Plants

This is a floor plant. Rubber plants are inexpensive and good for your indoor decor.

Other than above-mentioned plants azalea, Chinese Evergreen and Daisies are wonderful options too.

If you have a pet like a dog or a cat then please make sure to ask the experts at your local greenhouse/nursery about pet safe and allergy-safe options before you decide to buy in-house plants.





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Reader Comments

  1. I never knew there’s so much of options! We just moved to a new apartment. And I’m making sure that I’m getting atleast one among this, for myself this Christmas. Oh, and I’m definitely Sharing this post with my friend who loves plants.

  2. I Love the indoor plants and they are the instant mood enhancer. Looking at these babies early in the morning and taking care of your plants is the perfect getaway from chaos. hg
    Thanks for sharing the kind of plants to go with for indoors.

  3. Plants are anyways look and give a great feeling and yes for great air atmosphere it’s great …I’m having bamboo and aloevera plants and when some more

  4. Pollution won’t pause and slowing down needs a global effort. Meanwhile, adding these indoor plants which are easy to maintain are a must. They purify indoors and add beauty too

  5. In Mumbai we don’t have much balcony space so I have been looking for some low maintenance indoor plants to add a touch of greenery to my home. The fact that they are air purifying is an added advantage!

  6. With each passing year, the quality of air is deteriorating. I find using these indoor plants the best bet for the human race to keep a control of indoor pollution. Thanks for sharing about the best in house plants.

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