7 Best Air-Purifying Plants for a Healthy Home Environment


7 Best Air-Purifying Plants for a Healthy Home Environment 

Homiful.com -- Dust, exhaust fumes, smog - in a major city, a little fresh air has become a luxury. Poor indoor air quality can cause dizziness, exhaustion, and even respiratory difficulties. But don't panic if you can't afford an expensive air filter or a country house. 

Even in a small apartment with no balcony, a few houseplants may convert carbon dioxide and other airborne contaminants into fresh oxygen for our lungs. Here are the "7 Best Air-Purifying Plants for a Healthy Home Environment" that are ideal for introducing some fresh air into your home.

Ivy (Hedera)


One of the most powerful air filters is ivy (Hedera). In just one day, this climbing plant can remove up to 90% of benzenes from the air (found in car exhaust fumes, among other places). Ivy also supplies a continual supply of oxygen. When grown on a home wall, the plant also functions as an air conditioner.

Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)


A popular houseplant is the evergreen weeping fig (Ficus benjamina). It is especially simple to care for, requiring only regular watering to keep the leaves from drying out. But the ficus tree is more than simply a pretty decoration: it also helps to clean the air. 

Commonly present in adhesives and paints, xylene, toluene, and formaldehyde can evaporate and enter our atmosphere. The weeping fig, on the other hand, absorbs these toxins, therefore increasing the quality of your indoor air.

Moonflower (Ipomoea)


The moonflower (Ipomoea), often known as morning glory or bindweed, is not only beautiful; it also cleans the air. As a result, it is frequently utilized as a decorative plant, particularly in smoking areas. It is especially effective in extracting solvents: benzenes, xylene, and other paint and adhesive components have no chance against this flower. 

And, in addition to keeping your air clean, healthy, and breathable, this lovely plant dazzles with its bright white and moonlike blossoms.

Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)


One of the most popular plants for air cleaning in city apartments is the spider plant. It removes almost all of the formaldehyde in the air and transforms it to oxygen. The plant also aids in the removal of toxins from smokers' houses. 

Aside from its ability to filter air, the spider plant is especially hardy and low-maintenance. It only need a little water every now and then, and it can thrive in hands with less-than-green thumbs.

Kentia palm (Howea)


Another popular houseplant is the Kentia palm (Howea), which is native to the subtropics. The Kentia palm not only exudes a sense of exoticism and vacation, but it is also very sturdy and an excellent air filter. 

This plant can live for up to 40 years if placed in a semi-shaded position and watered on a regular basis. Throughout the years, it has been filtering contaminants from the air and producing an above-average amount of oxygen, maintaining a constantly healthy interior climate.



Dracaena, commonly known as dragon tree, is an excellent alternative for purifying the air in your home. It is notably efficient against formaldehyde, removing up to 70% of the toxic gas in just 24 hours. 

Dracaenas are visually stunning, with dark green, wine-red, and yellow kinds exuding an exotic allure. However, children and animals should not come into contact with the plant because it is dangerous.

Snake plant


Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata), also known as Mother-in-law's tongue, is a soothing, long-term companion due to its slow growth. It also doesn't require much maintenance, making it ideal for those who don't have a green thumb. 

Simply place it somewhere bright, and your plant will be happy and healthy. To top it all off, the snake plant purifies the air and assures an adequate supply of oxygen. Simply said, it's a natural air filter system.

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Author        : Rieka

Editor        : Munawaroh

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