Top 5 Low Maintenance Indoor Plants for purifying the air

There are many different options if you are looking to invest in plants to keep inside for health benefits but I have made a a list of my top 5 favourites to share with you all.

 

1. English Ivy (Hedera Helix) 

 

English Ivy is a climbing vine most commonly found outside although it can have multiple benefits when grown indoors. This plant can substantially reduce mold & mold particles while purifying the air.  It can remove toxins including formaldehyde, toulene, benzene and xylene.

English Ivy can grow in both shady and light areas although it thrives in a semi-sunny position and likes to be watered when you notice the soil on top drying. This plant is perfect for a hanging basket or in a spot where it has the ability to climb the wall.

 

2. Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)

 

The Snake Plant or  as some call it 'The Mother In Laws Tongue' is not only pleasing to the eye but this amazing plant gives off oxygen at night not like other plants which give off oxygen during the day. This is why it is known as 'The Bedroom Plant' as it is ideal for cleansing the air while you are sleeping.

The Snake Plant can remove up to  107 known air pollutants and is ideal if you are looking for a low maintenance plant. This plant requires moderate to bright light and does not need a lot of watering.

 

3. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosun)

 

The Spider Plant is known to be one of the easiest plants to grow. It has the ability to remove harmful toxins our of the air including formaldehyde, zylene, carbon monoxide & benzene.

This plant is also one of the safest plants if you have pets in the home which is a added bonus.

Spider Plants thrive in bright, indirect sunlight with an average temperature and the soil should be dry before re-watering.

If you take a liking towards this plant as much as I, you can easily grow new plants by simply cutting off one of the 'spiders' and placing it in a pot.

 

4. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

 

A favourite among many is the peace lily, not only does it have the most beautiful white flower when it blooms but it so happens to be one of the top indoor plants for purifying the air.

It does a excellent job at cleaning the air but also neutralises & breaks down toxic gases like formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and benzene.

The Peace Lily grows best in medium indirect sunlight and needs a warms climate. When the peace lily plant is in need of water, you will notice it starting to droop.

 

5. Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea)

 

The Bamboo Palm is another indoor plant which makes my top 5. This plant removes the main three household toxins including trichloroethylene, formaldehyde and benzene while also acting as a natural humidifier.

The Bamboo Palm grows its best in bright, indirect sunlight and prefers to stay moist but doesn't like sitting in too much water.

 

This is the end of my Top 5 indoor plants for purifying the air from harmful household pollutants and toxins.

There is a big variety of plants which have their own list of health benefits for indoor use and I suggest you do your own research  to find the ones which work best for you!

 

 


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