Studies have proven that there are multiple plants that can clean the air in your home of airborne toxins such as dust and germs that can be found in a variety of household products, materials, and furniture. Here are four of many plants that help you clean the air you breathe!
1. Barberton Daisy
The Barberton daisy is an effective cleanser of the toxins formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene, found in a range of household materials from paints to synthetic fibers.
Care advice: Place the plant in a room with plenty of natural light and keep the soil moist but well-drained.
2. Bamboo Palm
The Bamboo Palm makes the perfect focal point in any living area. Its graceful, arching leaves make great all-around air cleaners, specifically famed for removing formaldehyde from the air.
Care advice: Water regularly through the growing season, but it's advised you let the surface of the soil dry out slightly before re-watering.
3. Spider Plant
The spider plan is known for its ability to battle toxins including carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the printing and rubber industries. If you have pets, this is one of the few houseplants that are non-toxic to animals.
Care advice: You can also repot the tiny 'spiderettes' and grow a whole family of plants that will pretty much take care of themselves... and you.
4. Snake Plant
This yellow-tipped succulent releases oxygen at night, helping you to breathe better while sleeping. It is one of the best plants for filtering the air of formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene.
Care advice: Be mindful not to overwater, as the roots are prone to rot in moist soil.