Best Plants To Purify The Air

From building materials, to air fresheners, to your furniture – chemicals are all around you. They can make your home toxic. However, thankfully there are indoor plants that can help you get more oxygen, as well as get rid of the chemicals (such as formaldehyde). Today we give you 10 plants to help fight these chemicals.

English Ivy

This climbing wine, available in various shapes and colors, can clear the air and get rid of formaldehyde.

Bamboo Palm

Excellent at eliminating formaldehyde in the air, this is a really good plant for busy individuals. Bamboo Palm is very low maintenance, and only needs a few hours of sun, as opposed by the English Ivy which needs constant attention.

Peace Lily

An attractive plant with blooming flowers, it can get rid of acetone, benzene, ammonia, alcohols, and many other toxins. However, it does need attention, as it requires you to wash the leaves a few times a month and should be insect free.

Phalaenopsis Orchids

They may not be a popular choice, as many homeowners think they are not easy to care for. However, it’s quite the opposite. They are actually undemanding. They remove xylene in the air, a pollutant found in paints and glues. The Dendrobium Orchid also has similar traits.


If you are working with nail polishes, glues or paints, ferns should be a part of your home’s interior. They eliminate air pollutants such as xylene and toluene.

Lady Palm

If you are living in an insect infested area, then, this plant is for you. It can resist pests and can get rid of ammonia, so you and your family can breathe healthy, fresh air.


A plant that doesn’t need much attention, they can help rid the air of xylene. Plus they’re uniquely colored.

Massangeana Cane

A native African plant, it helps in decorating your home, as well as removing formaldehyde from the air, making it an excellent plant that improves your health.

Rubber Plant

Water it well, and it will suck the formaldehyde right out of the air.


A plant with golden heart-shaped leaves, it’s very handy and can tolerate low light and cold temperatures. It removes formaldehyde and carbon monoxide from the air.

Have this plants in your home to breathe purified and toxic – free air.

Source: Steth News