Living in a well-organized, modern building can have unforeseen side effects. One of the most important and crucial side effects is less airflow. Insufficient airflow mostly gives a chance for indoor air pollution to build up and cause health issues like sick building syndrome or asthma.

In point of fact, modern furnishings with synthetic building materials and even your own carpet may carry more chemicals than anticipated. These chemicals can constitute about 90 percent of indoor air pollution. So there is a need for air purifying indoor plants.

Plants To The Rescue

In 1989, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration discovered that houseplants could exude harmful toxins from the air, particularly in enclosed spaces with little airflow. This study has been the groundwork for newer studies about indoor plants and their air cleaning capabilities. While plants have less horsepower than air purifiers, they’re more natural, therapeutic, and cost-effective.

Spider Plants (Chlorophytum Comosum)

Spider plants are also known as air plants. Spider plants grow quickly, and they look great in hanging baskets, particularly in your workspace. Sometimes they even bloom lovely white blossoms. There are more than 200 species of spider plants, and many of them can sustain little forgetfulness from us. Spider plants can eliminate formaldehyde and xylene.


Dracaenas are a rookie green thumb’s dream. This large group of houseplants comes in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Choose from the rainbow plant, which comes in bright purple, or the tall corn plant, which comes with interesting markings.

Golden Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)

Golden pothos is also known as devil’s ivy; this plant may be as close as plants can get to hard-wearing. It can grow up to 8 feet long and flourishes in a variety of conditions. It is also considered one of the most effective indoor air purifying plants for removing common toxins in the air.

Areca Palms (Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens)

This small plant is from Madagascar and is easier to grow outdoors. Its gracefully arching leaves will make a pretty addition to the room if you have a space with bright filtered light.

Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum Morifolium)

Florist’s chrysanthemums or “mums” are the highest-ranked plants for air purification. They are shown to eliminate ammonia as well as common toxins.

Since this flower only blooms for about six weeks, you can treat yourself to a fresh pot. Or you can also fertilize the pot again in the spring when the new growth appears. But without the flowers being bloomed, it won’t be purifying the air. If you don’t want to skip the waiting process, you might want to get a new pot.

Bamboo Palms (Chamaedorea Seifrizii)

This plant is one of the best air purifying indoor plants. This plant is known for its height and easy elegance. It likes bright, but it should not be kept under direct sunlight and does have its own preferences about its care. Bamboo palms also become apparent with a healthy dose of moisture into the air, making it a warm welcome. It also removes many common toxins from the air.

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