5 Best Air Purifying Plants for Your Home


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Indoor air quality has been a matter of grave concern for many over the past few years. One simple yet effective way to improve your home’s air quality is by adding the right indoor plants. Here are five of the best options available for you.


The Areca Palm works as a natural cooler that can remove toluene and xylene from the atmosphere. However, you have to ensure that the little one does not get direct sunlight exposure, which can cause the leaves to grow yellow. The best part about the plant is that it filters out the air and adds moisture to the environment, leaving them fresh and clean.


The snake plant is also called Sansevieria Trifasciata or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue (pretty offensive, we know). It is a sturdy and robust plant that can grow with little or no maintenance. It can even grow in water; all you have to make sure is that you keep changing the water regularly. 


Call it a silver vine, devil’s ivy, or pothos, the humble money plant grows inside the homes and asks for indirect light and very little water to survive. The money plant is known to clean the air from toxic impurities and increase in moisture. Since the plant can spread like a vine, you can create a particular corner and space for the plant to cover an entire area.


The peace lily with its white leaf-like flowers is a great indoor plant and can help you eliminate toxic carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from the air. It may get slightly toxic (wash your hands after handling it) and will need some light for its flowers to bloom. A peace lily is a robust plant that can sustain with once a week watering.


The Chlorophytum Comosum or the spider plant has narrow and short leaves to remove pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene. As the plants grow, the offshoots look like leaves on a spider’s web. It requires low maintenance and thrives well when the soil is dry. You may not need to water it for more than two to three days. Since the plant is non-toxic, it makes for a great addition indoors and a bonus; it is a pretty sight.

These lovely little plants not only purify the air but also add an aesthetically pleasing touch to your living space! Feel free to reach out to Plant Shanty if you have any concerns!

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