What if anyone told you that your house is filled with dangerous gases like benzene, carbon monoxide and ammonia, just like the outside world?
Yes, all credits to the variety of chemicals we use in our house for everyday needs.
You get carbon monoxide from the gas stove, ammonia from the toilet, benzene from the detergent soaps and powders, and formaldehyde from the garbage or trash you throw in the dustbin.
All these harmful toxins and gases are the reason for several common health issues like cold, cough, allergies, rashes, itching, irritation in the eyes, etc…
This is the reason why Air Purifiers have become another compulsory home appliance in your bedroom just like an Air Conditioner or a Fan.
Yes, we’re living in a highly polluted environment and breathing fresh air is like a huge achievement for us.
Well. if you can’t afford the home air purifiers, then you should definitely get these air purifying plants for your home.
Top 10 Air Purifying Indoor Plants for Indian Cities
All the plants mentioned in this article can be easily grown in pots, which can be kept anywhere in your house, without compromising on the space.
Aloe Vera plant is not only easy to grow but also maintenance free. All you need is mild sunshine and moist soil for the plant to survive and grow by itself.
Besides being the excellent natural remedy for hair and skin issues, the plant also clear formaldehyde and benzene, thereby providing you with clean and breathable air inside your house.
Areca Palm is mostly used as a decorative plant by many. But, only a few knew that it will help in purifying the air.
This natural humidifier will grow up to a height of 3 to 5 feet with little watering and mild sunlight.
The plant helps in clearing harmful gases like Xylene and Toluene in the air.
Research has shown that sickness rates has fallen by more than 50% in the places/houses where the Spider Plant is raised.
The scientific name of Spider Plant is ‘Chlorophytum Comosum’. It is high in nutrients and antioxidants.
It is also very easy to maintain and needs some water in the summer. That’s it! It will grow and cleans the air of carbon monoxide.
Also known as ‘Reed Palm’, this indoor air purifying plant also produces small flowers and fruits (berries).
This interior decorating plant helps in removing Benzene, Formaldehyde and Trichloroethylene, thereby providing you clean air inside the house.
It needs very little maintenance and grows well in shady places. So, you can keep it in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom too.
Peace Lily is one of the best plants for air purification. It enhances the look of your home further by growing beautiful white flowers, which give good smell.
The plant needs very little maintenance and helps in removing benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
If you’ve too much mold in your house, then English Ivy is the best plant to grow.
This climbing vine has the ability to minimize airborne diseases. It is also easy to maintain.
But, the only disadvantage of this plant is that its leaves and berries can be poisonous if consumed.
However, if you could take proper care, then this natural air purifying plant is definitely the best one to grow inside your home.
This tropical plant even grows in places where most other plants and trees won’t grow.
The Chinese Evergreen is easy to maintain and filters a lot of toxins and pollutants from the air.
Another nice thing about this plant is that it blooms in low light and so will be a good addition to your indoor beauty.
Just like the Chinese Evergreen, this plant also blooms in low light with minimal water.
Since it resembles the shape of the reptile, it is called as the Snake Plant. In some areas, they call it ‘Mother-in-Law’s Tongue’ due to its longish shape.
The plant has the ability to convert carbon dioxide to oxygen at night and hence is an ideal plant to keep in your house.
This plant is available only with few nurseries. There are many varieties of this plant but F.benjamina is the most common variety.
The only con of this plant is that it is a bit tricky to take care of, as it needs bright but indirect light.
But, if you could manage this issue, then the Weeping Fig is definitely one of the best plants for air purification.
It filters pollutants that come with furniture and upholstery.
Also known as ‘Warneckii’, this plant grows with minimal water and sunlight.
The plant can grow up to a height of 12 feet with striped leaves forming clusters. So, it can be a good addition to your indoor decoration without compromising on the space.
This natural air purifier plant helps in filtering out pollutants that come from oils and varnishes.
Unlike the Air Purifiers, these plants can’t instantly purify the indoor air. They work slowly to create a pollution-free air inside your house. But, since they’re inexpensive and can beautify indoors, it is definitely a better idea to grow them for a greener and cleaner lifestyle.