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Clear the air in your home with these

air purifying plants

Air pollutants can enter your home from all over the place. This can cause all sorts of discomforts. Keep these plants in and around your home in order to eliminate unwanted pollutants.

Chinese Evergreen


What makes the Chinese Evergreen special is that its effectiveness develops over time.

The more time the plant spends in a space, the more effective it becomes at removing the air pollutants and toxins in the area.

It emits oxygen and purifies indoor air by removing chemicals, such as formaldehyde, benzene and other toxins.

Boston Fern


Virtually everyone has this fern in their home or garden or grew up with it. It has graced indoor and outdoor landscapes since Victorian times.

This common fern humidifies and purifies the air generally, but is particularly good at removing formaldehyde.NASA ranks it ninth on its list of air-purifying plants.

Mist the plant daily for best results. It likes bright light and damp soil but can be tolerant of drought or partial light.

Spider Palm


In SA this plant is almost regarded as a weed. Think again. The Spider plant absorbs carbon monoxide, mold and other allergens from the air.

In fact it can remove up to 90 percent of the toxins in your indoor air within two days.

NASA places this plant among the top three types of houseplants that are great at removing formaldehyde.

It requires natural light, but shouldn’t be exposed directly to the sun.

It is easy to grow and you can make more plants from it, as it grows baby versions of itself.

Snake plant


The Snake Plant does its work at night.

It sucks in carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night, helping people sleep better.

Many choose to keep it in their bedroom or carpeted living room.

It prevents the formaldehyde that leaks from carpets and wood furniture from hanging around in the air.

Aloe Vera


According to Nasa, Aloe Vera is one of the best plants for air purification.

This easy-to-grow, sun-loving succulent helps clear toxic formaldehyde and benzene from the environment.

These toxins are often a by-product of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more.

Place it in such a way that it gets sun during the day while it purifies the air while you are sleeping.

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