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3 Plants To Clean Indoor Air

June 30, 2017

Certain plants help to keep your home’s air clean. Well, who would want to invest in an air purifier when they have a natural source to clean the air indoors? I would prefer to use plants to clean indoor air rather than installing an air purifier due to a few reasons. Firstly, natural products and especially plants create a beautiful atmosphere and secondly, the lesser the appliances, the better! So let us see the three plants that can clean your home’s air and also beautify your decor!​ 

 

Peace Lily 

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One of the plants that bloom indoors, a Peace Lily has sea-shell shaped spathes. It is also known as one of the best plants that filter formaldehyde from the air. Apart from formaldehyde, a peace lily plant also helps to remove benzene, ammonia, trichloroethylene, and certain other VOCs that are emitted from harsh cleaning chemicals. As the plant can also grow in low light conditions, it makes a perfect one keep indoors.

 

Note – If you own pets, especially cats and dogs, please avoid bringing home this plant as it may be toxic to them. Keep away from young children and pets.

 

Aloe Vera

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An easy to care Aloe Vera plant is also a good natural air purifier added with some serious health claims. The leaves of Aloe Vera contain a clear gel full of vitamins, amino acids, enzymes and other compounds that have antibacterial, wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties. This house plant is also known to remove formaldehyde from the air, giving you cleaner air to breathe in. 

 

Note – Keep away from young children and pets.

 

Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum)

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In a research conducted by NASA, a Chrysanthemum plant, Garden Mum was found to be a champion in air purifying. It removes ammonia, benzene, xylene, and formaldehyde from your home’s air efficiently. It is a popular and inexpensive plant that can be easily found in garden stores. They can also be planted outside after they’ve finished blooming.

 

Note – Keep away from young children and pets.

 

These plants are great to purify indoor air naturally. Do you have any other ideas of cleaning your home's air naturally? Or any other plant you use? If yes, comment below :) 

 

 

 

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