Every single human being today is surrounded by harmful air pollutants that affect them in the worst possible way. We continuously strive to lead a healthy life and cut down on all things that cost us our life. Do you ever think of how common air pollutants like Ammonia, Carbon Monoxide, Lead, etc., must be slowly taking away pieces of your health?
Here are the top 15 best air purifying plants that will help turn polluted air into breathable oxygen.
1. Bamboo Plant
This most commonly found indoor plant, it’s highly effective in cleaning the pollution caused due to xylene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, benzene, and toluene. Bamboo plants are easy to grow. They require shade or artificial light to grow. Frequent watering and a temperature of 10 to 35 degree Celsius will do wonders for the plant and maintain a healthy life for your family.
2. Money Plant
We cannot tell if it brings you money or not, but it definitely brings you luck in the form of health. Fighting against formaldehyde, xylene, trichloroethylene, benzene, and toluene, the money plant can grow with less frequent watering and can withstand a temperature of 15 to 45 degree Celsius with no artificial lights.
3. Aloe Vera
Along with being every girl’s companion to glowing skin, Aloe Vera helps to clean away benzene and formaldehyde from the air. With a survival temperature range of 15 to 45 degree Celsius and a less frequent watering requirement, this plant requires bright light to do wonders for you.
4. Boston Fern
Effective against airborne germs, molds, bacteria, and formaldehyde from the indoor air, Boston Fern is another indoor plant that can sustain a temperature of 15 to 35 degree Celsius and requires frequent watering.
5. Peace Lily
Peace Lilies are indoor plants that are most effective against carbon monoxide, xylene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. It can grow in shade or artificial light and requires less frequent watering. It can withstand a temperature range of 16 to 32 degree Celsius.
Comparatively difficult to grow, Chrysanthemums are a colorful treat once they bloom. This is one of the most effective plants that help remove ammonia, xylene, benzene, and formaldehyde from the air. These are outdoor plants that require full sun and less frequent watering. It can withstand a temperature of 5 to 45 degree Celsius.
7. Areca Palm
These require bigger spaces to grow as it branches out on every level. Areca Palm is found to be highly effective against carbon monoxide, toluene, formaldehyde, and xylene. With less frequent watering, it can grow in a temperature range of up to 15 to 35 degree Celsius. These can grow in both shade and bright light.
8. Dwarf Date Palm
These are outdoor plants that require bright light and less frequent watering. It can grow at a temperature of 10 to 45 degree Celsius. It helps in fighting against xylene, formaldehyde, and toluene.
9. Kimberley Queen Fern
Relatively the hardiest indoor plant, it helps to clean the pollution caused due to formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, molds, bacteria, and airborne gems. It grows best in a temperature range of 15 to 35 degree Celsius. This artificial plant grows in shady regions or areas with artificial sunlight.
10. Spider Plant
Highly effective against volatile organic compounds, the Spider plant requires a temperature range of 15 to 30 degree Celsius to grow. Being an indoor plant, it grows in shady areas with artificial light. Very less watering is required as it needs plenty of water once in a while, only when the top one inch starts to dry off.
11. Chinese Evergreen
A native to South Asia, it is found effective in cleaning benzene and formaldehyde. Watering patterns are similar to that of the Spider plant. This also is an indoor plant that requires a temperature of 15 to 30 degree Celsius.
12. Rubber Plant
Another native to South Asia, the Rubber plant is highly effective in washing away formaldehyde from the air to make it suitable for us. It requires less frequent watering with a temperature requirement of 15 to 35 degree Celsius.
13. Dumb Canes
This indoor plant is highly effective in eliminating xylene and toluene from the air and makes it breathable. With minimal water requirement, it grows best in the temperature range of 15 to 30 degree Celsius.
This herbaceous flowering plant is an outdoor plant that requires full sun and plenty of water only when the tip starts to dry off. It is highly effective in cleaning formaldehyde from the air. It grows best in a temperature range of 15 to 40 degree Celsius.
15. Lady Palm
Unlike other palms, Lady Palm prefers a cooler climate of about 15 to 23 degrees Celsius. This variety of palm works wonders against ammonia, xylene, and formaldehyde. Less frequent water requirements make this indoor plant really easy to grow.
We cannot run away from air pollutants, but these air-purifying plants are the key to a healthier and happier life.