• Kavishan Dissanayake

"How to grow your Air Purifier at home" - Top Air purifying indoor plants

Updated: Jun 15

Looking for an indoor air purifier at the electronics store. Why trouble yourself when you can grow your self one. Yes !! There a number of air purifying plants which you can grow in your own house.



1) Aloe Vera

This is an easy-to-grow, sun-loving succulent which absorb formaldehyde and benzene (by products of cleaners). Beyond its air-clearing abilities, the gel inside an aloe plant can help heal cuts and burns , and the gel can be consumed as well which has a number of health benefits.

2) Spider plant

Also known as an airplane plant, this is a resilient plant with lots of rich foliage and tiny white flowers. The plant can battle benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene according to studies. As an added bonus, this plant is also considered a safe houseplant if you have pets in the house.

3) Snake plant

This is also known as mother-in-law’s tongue. This plant is one of the best for eliminating formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning products. A mother in law' s tongue in the bathroom will thrive with low light and steamy humid conditions while helping with purifying the air.studies show that sharing your room with these plants could give you a slight oxygen boost while you sleep.

4) Golden Pothos This fast-growing vine will create a cascade of green from a hanging basket while purifying the air in your household. You may consider it for your garage as well as the vehicle exhaust emissions are filled with formaldehyde and this plant can help with that. And a great feature of this plant is that it stays green even when kept in the dark.

Safety tip : Golden pothos is a poisonous plant and should be kept away from small children and pets.

5) Areca Palm

Areca palms are ideal for spacious households and indoor areas. They can be considered as powerhouses when it comes to eliminating toxins and they are even non-toxic to both dogs and cats. Look after them with lots of water by watering them a several times a week and they will be a green friend indeed.

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