The 5 Best Air Purifying Plants to Grow in Your Home


You cannot see them, but your home is full of health hazardous pollutants.  They can be found in paints, household insulation, tobacco, plastic, rubber and detergents. Pollutants can cause headaches, dizziness, and anemia. They can also irritate the skin and eyes. The best and the easiest way to get rid of the pollutants is to purchase some air purifying houseplants. Plants provide a natural way to clean indoor air. All plants remove carbon dioxide form the air and release oxygen, but some plants are more effective at removing pollutants.

Here is a list of flowering plants to consider for your home:

Gerbera daisy

  • indoor Gerbera DaisyColourful flowers brightens your home and effectively cleans the air
  • Effectively removes formaldehyde
  • Requires bright light to flower
  • Keep soil slightly moist

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

  • air purifying spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)Effectively removes formaldehyde
  • low maintenance
  • thrives under most conditions; can survive neglect

Chrysanthemum

chrysanthemum flower pot

  • Colourful flowers filter out benzene, which is found in paints, plastics and detergent
  • Requires direct sunlight for flowers to bloom
  • Needs moist soil
  • Requires fertilizer every two weeks, if in bud

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Houseplant - Spathiphyllum floribundum (Peace Lily)

  • Flowering plant removes formaldehyde, benzene, trichlorethylene
  • only needs water once a week
  • prefers a shady location

Azalea 

Azalea (Rhododendron simsii)

  • Removes formaldehyde, which is found in plywood and foam insulation
  • Prefers a cool growing environment
  • Consider placing this flowering shrub in a bright spot in your basement

A variety of houseplants is recommended for improving the air quality. Experts suggest growing one 6-inch plant for every 100 square feet of space. Not only do plants add life to your home, it might even extend your life! So f you haven’t done so already, go purchase some air purifying plants. Your lungs will thank you!

Some of these plants are available to purchase at Grower Direct.

About Lesley Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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13 Responses to The 5 Best Air Purifying Plants to Grow in Your Home

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  11. I used to have lots of house plants too, then I got into Mastiffs…. Not a plant to be seen now lol I am going to get more houseplants now though and some of these will be on my list!

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  12. Amy says:

    A wonderful article. It has made me think a lot more about the pollutants in the air and keeping my home free from toxins. I will be sure to get some of these plants for around my home!

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  13. Thanks for the reminder about the health benefits of indoor plants. I used to have many houseplants, but as our life got very crazy, they were eliminated (killed by forgetfulness). I am making a note to myself to try again. The payoff is worth the effort.

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