Yuka Yoneda

7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

by , 03/18/12

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Ferns

Ferns have a reputation for being a bit mundane but most people don’t realize that they’re actually fascinating plants that have survived since Prehistoric times! They’re favored for their soft, feathery leaves and it’s those same large fronds that help rid the air of pollutants like toulene and xylene, which are found in many paints, nail polishes and glues.

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Schefflera

Schefflera are easily recognizable because they have glossy, sturdy-looking oval leaves that almost look unreal because of their waxy shine. They’re really hardy and long-lasting so they make great investment plants as long as you keep the leaves dust-free and wipe them down once in a while. In addition to looking great, they’re also known to soak up nasty toxins like benzene, formaldehyde and toluene so, like palms, they’re good for households where there’s a smoker.

Anthuriums

Anthuriums make lovely gifts because of their exotic-looking blooms, but they ain’t just a pretty face! Their large, dark leaves suck up ammonia, formaldehyde, toluene and xylene, so they’re a thoughtful present for a workplace (especially around copiers, printers or adhesives).

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14 Comments

  1. jorgeroger July 17, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Hey can you suggest something colorful, I want to decorate my house and surprise my wife, if you could help me out thank you.

  2. Rachana Bhargaw May 9, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    tulsi
    (indian) is the most powerful antitoxic n it emmits O3 at sunrise!!
    it deservers a place (1st place) in the list.

  3. Matthew Corran April 28, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    By chance, does anyone know of a place online where I could purchase any of these plants? Bizarre question, I know; however I live in a very rural area of the country.

  4. vivegha August 24, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    i have a doubt that these indoor planatations will emit Co2 in nights and it may harmful to our health

  5. greg ory allen loftus August 8, 2013 at 1:44 am

    cool what about s[pider planyts I have a house full of these?

  6. Lisa Eldred Steinkopf August 7, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    This is a great article, but using a picture of a silk anthurium was really in poor taste. We are talking about living plants taking the harmful VOC’s out of the air, so let’s use pictures of REAL plants.

  7. chandu July 29, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Good article

  8. cj.wijtmans@gmail.com June 22, 2013 at 10:06 am

    how to keep plants without fertilizer?

  9. ijoasri October 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

    thank your for this information

  10. suparnaa August 15, 2012 at 8:18 am

    It will be very useful ,if some knowledgeable person puts tips for regular maintenance of these plants.

  11. annatom June 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    wonderful!!!

  12. Melissa M. March 23, 2012 at 9:06 am

    @caeman – Most plants are toxic and can cause a reactions ranging from mild all the way to death. Pet owners need to be aware that the best place for a plant is where the animal can’t get to it. So where do I have my gazillion plants? I place them on stereo speakers, high plant shelves where there is no room for the cat to jump and furnishings in the house like small side tables and the top of hutches. Cat safe plants are catnip and grass grown especially for cats.

  13. Yuka Yoneda Yuka Yoneda March 13, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Hi caeman. I actually don’t know off the top of my head but let me find out for you.

  14. caeman March 13, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Which of these plants are cat-safe?

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