5 Plants that Keep Your Air Clean

Bringing the outside in your home by incorporating some potted plants has many benefits. They can reduce stress, improve your overall health, increase your focus, and even clean the air you breathe. Even if you don’t have the greenest of thumbs, you can still freshen your home’s air by having these plants in your home.

English Ivy

Sometimes used as ground cover, English ivy makes a great air purifier. It has a very classic look and it can easily be shaped to your desired form. Best of all, one plant can last several years when properly cared for.

Bamboo Palm

If you’re looking for a plant that isn’t picky about lighting conditions, a bamboo palm is your winning ticket. They can grow in partial sun or partial shade and do a great job of removing benzene and formaldehyde from the air.

Chinese Evergreen

A super low-maintenance plant with a splash of color, the Chinese evergreen grows well in low to medium light. The only downside is that they have a toxin that can be dangerous to pets, so it’s best to keep them out of snout reach.

Gerbera Daisy

You can find a bouquet of these flowers at almost any local florist and they can be used as a purifier and as decor. Being a cut flower, they won’t last as long as a potted plant, but they sure are pretty.

Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

This succulent is probably the easiest houseplant to care for. They can survive almost any light or temperature condition, and they require very little water. The point of leaves can be a little sharp, so children will need to be careful around this plant.

If you’re looking for a way to keep your air clean without getting your hands dirty, the best thing to do is change your air filters every three months. This will keep dust, dander, and other pollutants from circulating in your home’s air supply.