In the age of increasing air pollution, we are difficult to have fresh air, especially in big cities. Some people have to spend a lot of money to have out-of-pollution air. However, not many people can afford it. Luckily, there are several plants that filter your home’s air supply. They are called air purifying plants.
We all know that plants will release oxygen through photosynthesis, but some special species have a built-in air-purifying system that removes some harmful chemicals like benzene and formaldehyde. These plants are a machine that makes your surrounding air fresher and healthier to breathe. To give your house an easy-to-breathe air, here’s our list of plants that help clean the air.
1. Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera)
Besides the ability to heal wounds, this succulent plant removes formaldehyde and benzene from the air. This aloe vera is also a perennial plant that easily grows as long as you plant it in an area full of sunlight.
2. Air Purifying Plants – African Daisy
This plant is believed to eliminate carbon monoxide and benzene. Although it’s hard to grow inside, it still can clean the air around your house. This is one of the most colorful air purifying plants appearing in this list.
3. Areca Palm
You can see this popular plant in several coffee shops. Not only is it a beautiful and green decorating plant, but it is also a purifying machine that absorbs benzene, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde.
4. Boston Fern
This fragile plant is really a monster that is best to remove formaldehyde out of the air. Besides, it can absorb xylene and benzene from paints or gasoline exhaust fumes.
5. Air Purifying Plants – Spider Plant
This plant is super easy to grow in any environment. This a-lot-of-branch plant is a guru in purifying formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and other toxins from the air.
6. Golden Pothos
Among the fastest air purifying plants, this plant is the best of them. You can grow it in a water pot and it can grow quickly. Of course, it can also absorb pollutants including formaldehyde.
7. Snake Plant
You might know it with the name “mother-in-law’s tongue”. And surprisingly, you can call it a “mother-of-removing-air-pollutant” plant because it can remove around 107 pollutants like chloroform, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, xylene, benzene, nitrogen monoxide, and trichloroethylene.
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