10 Plants That Promise To Purify The Air In Your Home

Have you thought about clearing the air in your home in a natural way? We’ve picked the best ten plants that are easy to look after and also bring some good vibes to your place.

Having plants at home, it’s always a good idea. According to the Chinese tradition, Feng Shui, they balance your home’s energy, — or chi — and can purify the air — especially if you choose the right plant for that. 

Besides adding some nice decorations to your home, they clean the air from toxins, allergens, and germs that we can’t see with naked eyes and they even help you improve your sleep! We’ve chosen the best plants that will help you to purify the air in your home.

Pygmy Palms


Pygmy Palms or Dward Date Palms are the babies of the palm family. It’s an easy plant to handle, as they just need partial shade to grow. They can help to remove formaldehyde and xylene.

Peace Lilly


Great plants to have in the bathroom, Peace Lilly, reduce mold growth, and it grows with low light. A study conducted by NASA noted that the Lily could filter benzene, formaldehyde, tri-chloroethylene (TCE), xylene, toluene, and ammonia from indoor air.



Extremely easy to look after, Philo’s just need moderate water and indirect sunlight, being a great option to have in any room you wish. They remove formaldehyde and xylene from the air. 

Lemon Boston Fern


Ferns are a classic indoor type of plant. Different from the plants we mentioned above, Boston Ferns need a bit more attention. To grow healthy, they need moist soil and indirect light near a window. Ferns can clean the air from common airborne pollutants — including formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.

English Ivy


The number one plant to have indoors, according to NASA. Mostly seen in walls and trees, you can also have an English Ivy in a vase — they grow in small pots and just need to be watered every couple of days. 

Snake Plant


Another popular house plant is the Snake Plant, a succulent that requires low maintenance and thrives in dry conditions, so it doesn’t need much water. It removes many toxins from the air, such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene (TCE), xylene, and toluene.

Aloe Vera

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The gel found in Aloe Vera leaves has healing properties and can be used to treat sunburn and clear acne. It’s also prevalent in skincare and beauty products —  but a great air cleaning plant too! Aloe Vera is also a type of succulent, so they do better in dry conditions. 

Chinese Evergreen


Growing Chinese Evergreen is easy — making it one of the most popular houseplants. They thrive in medium to low light conditions and require moderate water, but it’s recommended to fertilize your plant twice a year. Chinese Evergreen helps to remove formaldehyde and xylene from the air. 

Lady Palm


Lady palm is a truly elegant and attractive lady, it grows quite well indoors, but they look gorgeous in the garden or balcony. This palm prefers cooler temperatures ranging from 15-23 degrees, and it’s a great air purifier. 

Bamboo Palm


Another palm, this imponent, and an exuberant plant can grow pretty big (between four and 12 feet high), and it requires lots of sunlight. It’s a potent cleanser, and it filters the air from formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene.

Written By:
Camila Santiago

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