The importance of clean air is not just for the outdoors: The best air purifying plants for the house

Have you just moved, renovated or just live in an area with a lot of toxins in the air? It’s amazing  the type of air quality we live with inside our own homes. Air purifiers are great but costly, and they’re not the nicest looking features to place in our homes. The good news is that there’s an easy and affordable way to tackle the issue of carcinogens we may be breathing in, it’s natural and comes straight from the outdoors.

I recently read in a NASA article that synthetic materials found in our homes let off low-levels of volatile organic compounds. These chemicals are known irritants and also potential carcinogens. So if you live in a small space these type of compounds can make it hard to breath and have the potential to make you become sick.

Given that people spend more than 90 percent of our time indoors, our air quality really does matter. Though the solution is simple, with the various amount of air-filtering plants you can get, they not only absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen back into the air, they can get rid of harmful volatile organic compounds found in most of our homes. These plants are able to pull toxins from the air down around the plant’s roots, where it is converted into food for the plant.

Basically, all indoor plants have these type of benefits but here are the top plants to place in your home to make your air quality consistently cleaner.


  1. English Ivy - Great for anyone with pets

  2. Garden Mum

  3. Bamboo Palm

  4. Dracaena

  5. Spider Plant

  6. Chrysanthemum

  7. Peace lily

  8. Aloe Vera

  9. Kimberly queen fern

  10. Boston Fern

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