Best plant choices for indoor air purification

EElliott September 15, 2023 7:02 AM

With air pollution becoming a growing concern, people are constantly searching for ways to improve air quality inside their homes. One natural, budget-friendly, and aesthetically pleasing method is to use houseplants that help clean and purify the air. Here's a list of the best plants for indoor air purification.

Spider Plant

The Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is an excellent indoor plant for beginners. This plant not only helps to purify the air by removing toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene but also thrives in indirect sunlight and can withstand occasional neglect.

Snake Plant

Also known as Mother-in-Law's Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata), the Snake Plant is one of the best plants for improving indoor air quality. It emits oxygen at night, helping you to breathe easily while sleeping. It also removes toxins such as formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air.

Peace Lily

A beautiful flowering plant, the Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) is a great addition to any indoor space. It helps to reduce the levels of mold spores by absorbing them through its leaves and transferring them to the plant’s roots where they are used as food. It also removes formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.

Here's a summary of the best indoor plants for air purification:

Plant Toxins Removed
Spider Plant Benzene, Formaldehyde, Carbon Monoxide, Xylene
Snake Plant Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, Xylene, Toluene, Benzene
Peace Lily Mold Spores, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene

Remember, while these plants help improve indoor air quality, they are not a substitute for adequate ventilation and regular home cleaning. Also, some of these plants may be toxic if ingested by pets or children. Always research and choose your houseplants carefully.

More articles

Also read

Here are some interesting articles on other sites from our network.