Bringing plants into your house not only makes it into a home, but they also have amazing health benefits, most notably being the best natural air purifier. Toxic chemicals can permeate through the air from things such as cleaning products, furniture and upholstery – reducing the quality of the air you live and sleep in. The benefits continue though, plants have been known to lower stress levels, help you focus and improve your wellbeing.
To make it easy for you, we’ve listed 10 of the best air purifying plants below. If you need help buying them, we love Patch Plants. We got Rapunzel, Rick and Suzie for our office!
1. Spider Plant
Don’t worry, they don’t come with spiders! This variegated plant is easy to grow and perfect for any room. They are on Nasa’s list of the best a-purifying plants, and are effective at fighting off pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene.
Chris the Curly Spider Plant - £6.00
2. Boston Fern
Another easy to grow plant, the Boston Fern is native to South America. Its sprawling leaves will brighten up any corner with a sea of green. They love humidity as well so they are great for bathrooms as well. As well as absorbing formaldehyde, xylene and toluene, the Boston Fern restores natural moisture to the air, making it more pure and fresh.
Bertie the Boston Fern - £3.00 - £30.00
3. Snake Plant
The snake plant is really effective at absorbing harsh chemicals such as carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde and xylene. In the night, it absorbs carbon dioxide and produces oxygen, proving beneficial for airborne allergies. Nasa recommended this plant in its clean air study, and it makes the perfect bedroom plant.
Susie the Snake Plant - £10.00 - £65.00
4. Parlour Palm
Make your house into an urban jungle with the Parlour Palm. Originally from Mexico, it is one of the most popular indoor plants. Since Victorian times, it has been helping to purify air quality.
5. Peace Lily
With the added extra of flowers, the peace lily has been shown to improve indoor air quality by up to 60%. It cleans the air of chemicals such as formaldehyde and benzene, and absorbs mold spores, which commonly occure from dust.
Pippa the Peace Lily - £10.00 - £55.00
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