Houseplants that are natural air purifiers -
Houseplants that are natural air purifiers
Posted 02 Jan 2017 03:54 PM

Stubbed by the rising pollution levels in the capital, air purifiers are high on demand. Anti-pollution masks, air purifying gadgets and camphor have caught the attention of most of us. If you believe in natural purifiers and are looking for alternatives for purifying gadgets, check this list of houseplants that will solve the purpose.

1. Aloe Vera
This stemless succulent plant is popular for its cosmetic and medicinal purposes, but it also has air-cleansing abilities.

2. Spider Plant
pider plant, also known as Chlorophytum Comosum, is a flowering perennial herb. If you tend to pay less attention to houseplants, this resilient plant will still survive. Rich in foliage, this plant fights benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene.

3. Boston Fern
This popular houseplant removes more formaldehyde than any other plant. Highly efficient at removing other indoor air pollutants, Boston Fern also fights benzene and xylene.

4. Rubber Plant
If your room is screaming for a cleaner air, try a rubber plant or Janet Craig. These are best formaldehyde removers and add to the aesthetic value of your house too.

5. English Ivy
This beautiful indoor plant reduces airborne fecal-matter particles. It also filters formaldehyde found in some household cleaning products.

6. Red edged dracaena
The beautiful red edges of this shrub bring a bright pop of colour. This plant fights in removing xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde, which can be found in the indoor air through varnishes and gasoline.

7. Chinese evergreen
This easy-to-care plant can filter a variety of air pollutants. With time, it also removes toxins. It also produces blooms and red berries.

8. Bamboo Palm
This one tops the list of plants best for purifying air. Also known as the reed palm, this small palm often produces flowers and small berries. It fights benzene and trichloroethylene.

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