5 Plants That Help Purify Indoor Air

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We spend so much money on air filters and purifiers for our house but don’t realize that some of the greatest purifiers Mother Nature gave to us for free (but we might have to spend a few $$ on them now). Plants are a miraculous thing that can help us in so many different ways. From herbs to meals to moods, plants can be beneficial if we use them correctly.

If you want to purify the air in your house while bringing some green indoors these are the best plants for the job! Relatively easy to keep alive, these plants will make a great addition to your house (and it gives you a fun activity to do for an afternoon).

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Boston Fern
Not only are these nice on the eyes they are also a great addition to any home. They help remove pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene (both come from gasoline exhaust that seep into our homes). They don’t need much sunlight and all you need to do is make sure the soil is moist at all times (but don’t drown them).
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Rubber Plants
These almost look fake in comparison to other plants but I assure you they are very real. These are great for an office plant since they don’t need much sun and keep the watering to a minimum. Usually they will let you know if they are in need of attention by the leaves drooping or wilting. Rubber plants are also great at removing formaldehyde, something that can be common in offices from particle board that is used.
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Peace Lily
These beauties bloom fragrant flowers that we all can get on board with. Not only do they help remove formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia, and certain VOCS (found in cleaning products), they also give off a lovely scent for any home. Again, they don’t need much sun and don’t need that much water (a win for someone who doesn’t have time to maintain plants constantly).

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Garden Mum
Available at most garden stores, garden mums can cheer you up just by the beautiful flowers that bloom. This is a popular plant for its color and shape but also because it is a champ at removing ammonia, formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene. They are also a great addition for your front yard if you want to plant them after they bloom.
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Bamboo Palm
I love these just because of their look (and pandas love them, can’t go wrong with that). Bamboo removes formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene (a solvent found in various materials). They are pet friendly and can grow anywhere from 4 to 12 feet high. When it comes to care make sure to keep these next to a window because they love sun more than the other plants.


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