It’s no secret that our homes have indoor air pollutants. Where exactly to these pollutants come from? There are the obvious sources – asbestos, secondhand smoke, mold, etc., but there are quite a few sources that might surprise you; air vents, stoves, air fresheners, and even cleaning products can actually leave the air in worse condition. There are a few ways to improve the air quality of your home. For the big issues you’ll want to consult a professional, but for the everyday pollutants, we have some good news for you! These six house plants work hard to filter air and give off clean oxygen. Make sure you have a few of these around!
The snake plant is sometimes refered to as “the bedroom plant” becuase unlike most plants, it gives off oxygen at night. It also helps to filter out formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene ,toluene, and benzene from the air.
This houseplant is popular for it’s marbled leaves and easy care. This pretty plant filters out xylene, benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, and trichloroethylene.
The spider plant is widely cosidered one of the most adaptable houseplants, and easiest to maintain. These tough plants tolerate a lot of mistakes and abuse, so they are perfect for those who don’t necessarily have a green thumb. Aside from easy care, these plants also battle xylene, toluene, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde.
This beautiful plant can get up to six feet tall, so it’s best suited for a dark corner of your home. They enjoy shade, plenty of water, and a wide range of temperatures. This plant filters out ammonia, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
This pretty plant tops NASA’s list of most effective plants to remove volatile organic compounds. Since these plants don’t like direct sunlight and are easy to care for, we suggest putting one in the corner and letting it do it’s thing. Amazing!
This hardy plant does wonders for the air! It can clear the air from benzene and formaldehyde, as well as provide instant relief from cuts and burns from the gel within it’s leaves. This plant likes the sun, and a wide planter instead of a deep one.
Did we miss anything? What plants do you have around the house?