If you’re looking to reduce the toxins at home, air-cleaning plants will do the trick for you. The germs and toxins that you can’t see are more often the most harmful in nature. Basis NASA’s Clean Air Study, the following indoor plans can work as air cleaning agents in your home.
01. Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix Roebelenii)
Relatively easy to grow, requires partial shade, grows up to 6-10 feet
Toxins removed: formaldehyde and xylene
02. Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum Morifolium)
One of the best air purifier plants, difficult to grow but its beautiful, colourful blooms make the end result worth it
Toxins removed: ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene
03. Ficus/Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina)
Requires direct and bright sunlight, weekly watering – needs to dry out fully between drinks
Toxins removed: formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene
04. Aloe Vera (Aloe Vera or A. barbadensis)
Possesses anti-inflammatory properties, great air purifier, grows brown spots on it’s leaves when the level of harmful chemicals is extreme so works as an indicator too.
Toxins removed: formaldehyde
05. Areca palms (Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens)
Great for big spaces, a powerhouse of eliminating toxins, requires watering a couple of times a week