Category: Home & Decor

Air Purifying House Plants For Your Home

House plants can make your home more “breathable” by increasing the amount of oxygen in the air through photosynthesis, but they can also filter and purify the air. Studies show they can even remove toxins from the air, like benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
Most air-purifying plants are easy to care for.
Here are some that you'll definitely want around your home:

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
Dumb canes come in a variety of beautiful multicolored leaf patterns and they're super easy to grow and keep as house plants. But they're actually called dumb canes because of their poisonous effect when eaten, which can slur or stop speech and even close the throat and be fatal in large quantities
Make sure to keep this one away from pets and curious young children.

Aloe Vera
Aloe is a fast-growing decorative succulent that doubles as a soothing gel if you break the leaf in half (it'll grow back, don't worry). Aloe vera is totally safe for skin and people, but it's toxic for cats and dogs, so keep it out of reach.

Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)
The rubber plant (or tree) is a beautiful house plant from South Asia with large, dark green and burgundy waxy leaves-it's perfect in a corner of the living room or bedroom.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
The spider plant is super easy to take care of and it will flourish in a well lit living room or kitchen.

Chinese Evergeen (Aglaonema modestum)
The Chinese evergreen comes in a variety of gorgeous colors and leaf patterns, and it's an easy plant to grow as long as you water regularly and keep it warm.
NOTE: Leaves are toxic so keep away from pets.

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
Snake plants are a super popular air-purifying house plant because they're beautiful and basically impossible to kill - the perfect option if you're a neglectful young adult.
NOTE: Leaves are toxic so keep away from pets.



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