World Environment Day 2019: Air purifying indoor plants

World Environment Day 2019: Air purifying indoor plants

Houseplants are awesome indoor air cleaners, but some of them are more effective than others at filtering out pollutants and toxic chemicals in the air. Plants bring in positive energy to our houses and it also brings in an interesting trend of good luck.

Peace lily
One of few houseplants that will bloom indoors, the peace lily with its seashell-shaped spathes really will bring a touch of summer into a dreary winter. One of the best plants for removing formaldehyde, it also removes benzene and certain VOCs that are emitted by harsh cleaning products  It also prefers low-light conditions and has a high transpiration rate that will humidify your air.

Aloe plant

The plant can help clear the air of pollutants found in chemical cleaning products, and when the amount of harmful chemicals in the air becomes excessive, the plants' leaves will display brown spots.

Gerber daisy

This bright, flowering plant is effective at removing trichloroethylene, which you may bring home with your dry cleaning. It's also good for filtering out the benzene that comes with inks.

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