10 Best Indoor Plants for Air Purification

To breathe clean air and get wholesome drinking water, it is a must to protect the environment for good human health. Healthy humans could only dwell in a healthy environment. Before reading the list of best indoor plants for air purification, let us read other ways to protect the environment.

There are various ways to protect our environment:

  • Grow and eat organic food.
  • Conserve and save water.
  • Save electricity by using it wisely.
  • Use energy conservation methods.
  • Learn the art of minimalism.
  • Use sunlight for solar energy.
  • Involve nature in various chores.
  • Use the best indoor plants instead of air-purifiers.
  • Water the outdoor and indoor plants.
  • Learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

[Read 10 Habits to Protect the Environment]

You can brighten up your house by bringing home some houseplants. Let us read the benefits of keeping the best indoor plants at home.


Health Benefits of Indoor Plants:

  • Reduces stress, fatigue, and anxiety
  • Boosts productivity and creativity
  • Improves health and well-being
  • Air purification
  • Fosters positive vibes
  • Removes bad toxins
  • Better sleep
  • Less air pollution
  • Natural humidifiers
  • Removes airborne contaminants

Now take a look at the list of best indoor plants for air purification:

1. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)

It is one of the best indoor plants for air purification and the easiest to grow. Spider plant eliminates harmful toxins from the air we breathe. It helps to clean indoor air from benzene, xylene, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde.

2. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Peace Lily improves indoor air quality and one of the most beautiful and best indoor plants for air purification. It absorbs the mold spores and absorbs harmful vapors. It neutralizes toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, benzene, and formaldehyde. Peace Lily is a symbol of peace, hope, and rebirth of a soul.


3. Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens)

It is a very popular houseplant known by different names – butterfly or golden cane palm. Areca Palm releases moisture in the air that makes it a natural humidifier and also filters the air. It is very helpful during the dry winter season when we need moisture around us to get rid of respiratory problems.

4. Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii)

Do you know why the snake plant is called mother-in-law’s tongue? Because it does just the opposite of what other plants do! It releases oxygen into the air at night. That is why it could be on top of your list of the best indoor plants for better sleep.  It also defines your interiors with its stiff upright leaves.


5. Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina)

It is very effective in purifying the indoor air and also recommended by health experts in the list of best indoor plants for air purification. It needs high maintenance with regard to watering and sunlight.

6. Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea Seifrizii)

It is a shade loving tropical plant to give a beautiful look to your home. It removes toxic indoor air pollutants from your home. According to research, it is an excellent spider mite repellant. The Bamboo plant also brings positivity and considered a symbol of wealth.

7. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata)

Along with its beauty, it is famous as the best and natural humidifier. It can brighten up your house without taking much space as you can hang it in a basket. It should be in the reach of sunlight.

8. Aloe Vera (Aloe Barberae)

Aloe Vera plant is also known as the medicine plant – a natural healer. It has ample of healing benefits for skin and hair. The qualities of this super plant are innumerable including its ability to clean air.


9. Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy is a highly valued and one of the best indoor plants in terms of beauty and air purification.

10. Kimberley Queen Fern (Nephrolepis Obliterata)

Similar to Boston Fern it acts as a natural air humidifier and highly effective in removing toxins from the air.

Hope you liked this list of best indoor plants for air purification! Have more to add to the list of best indoor plants? Please share pictures of your indoor plants in the comments section below.

[Read How to reduce air pollution effects on health?]

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