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5 Best Air Purifying Plants!

Choosing the right plant for your home can detoxify the air in your house. Certain indoor plants not only look lovely but also clean the air you breathe in. With winters once again looming ahead of us and 'Bad Air Quality' just around the corner, now is the correct time to bring in a few 'leafy' reinforcements.

According to NASA's Clean Air Study, here is a round-up of Top 5 Air Purifying Indoor Plants:

Aglaonema also known as 'Chinese Evergreen' is native to tropical forests in Asia. In addition to having patterned and colourful features, this pretty plant can remove many common toxins from the air. But caring for this plant may require extra attention. Water moderately and allow the soil to almost dry out before watering. Aglaonema, like's high humidity, a little regular misting, and getting repotted every few years will do the trick.

Note: Aglaonema plants are toxic to dogs.

Toxins removed: Benzene, Carbon Monoxide, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene.

Also known as a Spathiphyllum, Peace Lilies are an easy and undemanding plant to look after. Their glossy green leaves make the perfect addition to any room especially those spots with low light. Pamper them with a weekly water session and fertilise them in spring to promote the growth of those glorious white flowers.

Toxins removed: Benzene, Carbon Monoxide, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, Xylene.

These burgundy evergreen trees originated from India, they’re a very hardy plant that loves bright, filtered light and weekly watering in summer and fortnightly watering in winter. Rubber plants can grow in a small pot or be encouraged to grow into a large indoor tree in pots or straight in the ground.

Toxins removed: Xylene, Benzene, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene.

Areca palms are great for spacious rooms. This plant is a juggernaut when it comes to eliminating toxins and it is not even toxic to dogs and cats. Look after this plant with lots of water (a couple of times a week) during summer but not as much in winter.

Toxins removed: Benzene, Carbon Monoxide, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, Xylene

Also known as pothos or golden pothos, Money Plant is an easy to grow indoor houseplant that will fight off common household toxins. It adds instant colour to any room with spurting tendrils and grows well in water, pots and hanging baskets. Money Plant has also been said to be harder to kill than to keep alive!

Toxins removed: Xylene, Benzene, Formaldehyde and Trichloroethylene.


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