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5 Air-Purifying Houseplants for your Home

Alex Sherborne
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Houseplants are becoming a very popular piece of home decor, there are many different types of plants that can positively enhance your living spaces.

Air purifying plants can be used to clean the air in our homes, help neutralise the effects of sick building syndrome, take in carbon dioxide, release oxygen, and absorb toxic agents like formaldehyde; benzene; xylene and ammonia.

Here is a list of five different air purifying plants that you may have in your home already, or could add to your list of new plants to buy.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

 

Aloe Vera is a great multi-use plant to have in your home. The plant is a succulent that only needs to be watered every now and then, but offers great medicinal benefits in the flesh of the plant. The Aloe Vera gel can be used for minor cuts  and burns. 

Peace Lily

Peace Lilies

 

Peace Lillies are a beautiful plant that become a statement piece in any home. These plants like medium to low light indoors and don't need to be watered often. If the top of the soil is dry, give it some water, but only do this once a week.

Rubber Plant

Rubber Plant

 

The Rubber plant is a gorgeous plant with dark green leaves. This plant prefers low light and keeping the soil moist is a must. The plant can grow into a tree if planted outside, but stays well contained in a pot.

Spider Plant

Spider Plant

 

Spider plants are exactly that! With long pointy leaves and hints of white, what's not to love? Spider plants like to be watered occasionally and keep in some indirect sunlight to avoid the plant sunburn.

Pothos

Pothos

 

The Pothos plant is a nice dainty plant to add to your blooming collection. Pothos is a very simple plant to care for as it enjoys being warm rooms, such as room temperature  and doesn't need to be watered much. Only if the soil is dry.