Indoor Plants that Purify Air

You may think that your home is too small for indoor plants, but all you need is a windowsill or table to green up your space.

The following four low maintenance beauties will do just that and more. Each one will clean up your homes indoor air by sucking up nasty VOCs (Volatile Organic Compound).

Photo from: Unsplash with credit to Maria Eliz

Peace Lily Plant

Formally named Spathiphyllum Wallisii.

Unlike most leafy plants, they are one of the few that sprout flowers without a lot of sunlight. When it comes to indoor air pollution, Peace Lilies are like little vacuums. They will suck the following nasty toxins out of your home’s indoor air:

  • Acetone,
  • Ammonia
  • Benzene
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Formaldehyde
  • Methyl Alcohol
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Xylene

The VOCs listed above can be found in many household items and products. 

Ponytail Palm Plant

The Ponytail Palm is so low-maintenance and easy to grow indoors it’s often referred to as the ‘plant it and forget it’ houseplant.  This beauty is also slow-growing making it ideal for tight spaces.
Here’s a list of VOC’s this tiny plant combats:

  • Ammonia
  • Formaldehyde
  • Toluene,
  • Xylene
Photo from: Unsplash with credit to Mark Bosky

Chinese Evergreen

The Chinese Evergreen, formally known as Aglaonemas, is a durable tropical beauty. Not only is it super low-maintenance, but it also thrives in low light.

Planning to paint your interiors? This plant is great for removing stinky paint odors out of the air.

Snake Plant

The Snake Plant is one of the easiest houseplants on this list to maintain. They like warm, dry air but can tolerate cooler temperatures. While they also like the sun, they do fine without a lot of it. They also don’t need much watering.

Photo from: Unsplash with credit to Jake Goossen

This is the perfect small space houseplant. Here’s a list of VOC’s these plants love to suck up:

  • Alcohol
  • Acetone
  • Benzene
  • Formaldehyde,
  • Xylene​
Did you know that houseplants are good for your mental health too? Surrounding yourself with indoor greenery can keep the blahs at bay! Try it out!
BE CAUTIOUS if you have a dog or cat. The above plants are not safe for you or your pet to consume.

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