How to Clean Your Air with Air Purifying Houseplants

If you keep your home tidy, organized, and clean, you may be surprised to learn that it still isn’t quite as a healthy as you’ve thought. That’s because the air quality inside of the home can actually be even worse than the air outdoors. Luckily, there’s a natural and simple solution to improving your home’s air quality with purifying houseplants.

How houseplants help

Toxins lurk in the home in many expected and unexpected places. Chemicals like formaldehyde are found in carpeting, furniture glue, paint, and even clothing. Cleaning products that we rely on to keep your homes healthy can actually be doing us harm. Indoor plants are not only a nice way to bring the outdoors in by adding natural décor, but they also act as a toxin eliminator. The more plants you add to the rooms in your home, the better your air quality can be. The best houseplants for purifying indoor air include English ivy, snake plant, Boston fern, Peace Lily, ficus, and lady palm.

Peace LilyBoston Fern

Purifying houseplants absorb the harmful toxins that are present in all homes into their roots and leaves. They act as filters, taking in the gases. Some even give off oxygen, like the snake plant. As a result, your home’s indoor air quality can easily improve, and all you have to do is make sure that your plants are properly cared for and watered regularly.

  • May 08, 2017
  • Corey Creed