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Air Purifying Plants

Many houseplants have special properties to remove pollutants and carcinogenic chemicals in the atmosphere. These air purifying plants can really keep your house fresh and healthy.
Reshma Jirage Apr 30, 2019

English Ivy

This climber type of plant is easy to grow and can be a good addition to your home décor. It climbs up on the trees and building walls. It needs partial sunlight and partial shady atmosphere for better growth. Occasionally water this plant during the winter. English ivy is known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral and antimicrobial properties.

Boston Fern

Boston fern is reputed as easy-to-grow plant. It is native to the South American tropics. Boston fern needs consistent moisture and high humidity for healthy growth. You have to water it weekly during their growing period and monthly during the winter. Boston fern is known to remove formaldehyde from the air.

Peace Lily

It is one of the most favorite indoor plants for homes and offices. It favors medium to low light conditions. Its high transpiration rate helps to maintain the humidity of air. Peace lily can break down and neutralize toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide.

Golden Pothos

Commonly known as devil’s ivy, this plant can bloom in various conditions. It grows well in low humidity, low light and cool temperature. It is considered as one of the best air purifying plants, known to remove common toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, carbon monoxide and toluene.

Spider Plants

They are scientifically known as Chlorophytum comosum. These air plants look beautiful in the hanging baskets and grow quickly. Sometimes, they produce tiny beautiful white flowers. Spider plants can improve appearance and air quality of your home. These plants are considered to eliminate xylene and formaldehyde from the atmosphere.


Chrysanthemums are considered as one of the most efficient air purifying indoor plants. They seem to eliminate common toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde and xylene as well as ammonia. These plants can purify the air only when they have flowers. Blooming of flowers is for about six weeks. The flowers come in a variety of beautiful colors.


Dracaena is one of the most popular houseplants that can tolerate various growing conditions. They need damp soil for growth, but excessive watering is harmful for them. These plants come in a huge variety of sizes, shapes and brilliant colors. They can purify the air by eliminating formaldehyde, benzene, xylene and trichloroethylene.