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Best Air Purifying Plants For The Home

Air pollution is currently the most significant environmental health risk on the planet, and it only worsens every minute.  If you live in the city, closing your windows to shield your home from the rush hour’s smog can only mitigate unclean air in the home for so much. In fact, you may actually be trapping airborne pollutants inside your home and limiting the amount of airflow that allows these pollutants to be dispersed.  To minimize this problem, at least in your own home, take care of air-purifying plants that can help filter and improve the air quality in your living space. Here are the best indoor plants that not only make perfect home decor additions but they’re also scientifically proven to filter and purify the air.  1.Barberton Daisy Barberton Daisy is a kind of Gerbera flower that produces strikingly beautiful blooms. It’s proven to rid the air of toxins like trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde. These chemicals are a common ingredient in paints and synthetic materials.  To maintain your Gerbera daisies, place them in full sun and sandy soil. Add a little compost to encourage blooms.  2. English Ivy Closeup of leaves on one of the top air purifying plants, English Ivy. English Ivy is an evergreen perennial that’s sacred to the Greek god Dionysus, the god of wine. It is cultivated as ground cover or aerial plants because of the rootlets that let it climb to 80 ft. Its fenestrated glossy green foliage adds to its charm.  Apart from the plant’s beauty, it can minimize molds in small quantities, especially in homes. English Ivy is perfect for those suffering from respiratory problems during the cold, humid weather.  Place your Ivy where it can get direct sunlight a few hours a day and give it plenty of water while making sure to allow for proper drainage.  3. Kimberly Queen Fern The fern is native to Australia but has been cultivated as a house plant worldwide. It is a natural purifier and is extremely low maintenance, making it a popular choice for beginners and seasoned gardeners alike.  Place your plant in bright indirect sunlight and temperatures between 16-24 ℃. It is sensitive to the lack of humidity, so make sure to mist your plant’s leaves often or place them in the same room as your humidifier.  4. Variegated Snake Plant Because of its robustness and ability to withstand neglect, the variegated snake plant is a typical “beginner” plant. It doesn’t require much attention while keeping the air in your home clean and fresh.  The stiff foliage of deep green margined with white or light green gather in the plant’s rosette base. It is known for its several common names like Saint George’s sword, mother-in-law’s tongue, and viper’s bowstring because of its leaf shape.  The Snake Plant requires very little attention. Just place it in bright indirect light and water it when the topsoil dries out.  5. Rubber treeA Fiddle Leaf Fig, or Rubber Tree, sits in a planter indoors to help purify the airborne pollutants in a home. Ficus robusta, more commonly known as Rubber Plant or simply, Ficus, is a species of large trees that can produce a smaller variety when grown indoors. It has gorgeous leathery green leaves that naturally filter the air and improve air quality in any home or office. It even made it to NASA’s list of most effective air-purifying plants. Its lush leaves can absorb airborne pollutants and break them down into harmless products. The rubber tree also minimizes the number of harmful bacteria and molds in the air.  To keep your rubber plant luscious and healthy, place it in bright indirect light like a large window with sheer curtains. It needs the right amount of water depending on the season. In the growing season, make sure to keep the soil and leaves moist, but make sure your pot has proper drainage to avoid overwatering and root rot.  Plants add a stylish throw to your homes. The next time you choose an indoor plant to add to your collection, make sure they have air-purifying properties as well. The prettiest homes are also the cleanest ones — free from clutter and air pollutants. 


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