The dwarf mountain palm is a brilliant air purifier, and what’s more it’s a really easy house plant to care for as it will grow almost anywhere in the home so long as it’s out of direct sunlight. It will survive temperature fluctuations, shade conditions and only needs watering when the top couple of inches of soil have dried out too. Brown leaves is one of the telltale signs that it’s enduring too many drought periods but otherwise this is a slow grower that will clean the air of toxins, beautifully and naturally. This easy-growing vine is effective at reducing toxic airborne particles, as well as reducing mold levels in your home, making it the perfect Luchtzuiverende kamerplanten for your bathroom.
Studies show that the air inside the average home is much more polluted than the air outside due to limited air flow. The air indoors is contaminated with pollutants and toxins which we inhale and this accumulated toxic air causes dizziness, nausea, headaches, nose and eye irritation. Belonging to the Chamaedorea genus with over 100 species to choose from, the bamboo palm is another popular air-purifying houseplant. The most popular species considered to be the bamboo palm is the chamaedorea seifrizii.
It’s also considered one of the most effective indoor air purifiers for removing common toxins. Given that we spend most of our part at home staying indoors, we must get fresh air. The air quality is deteriorating day by day which makes it even more important that we think about purifying the air around us.
We spend a lot of time indoors, making healthy indoor air quality a top priority. An oft-cited NASA Clean Air Study from 1989 found that some indoor plants can reduce indoor air pollutants, including formladehyde. Great news for lovers of houseplants like pothos, pictured above! The air-purifying plants not only reduce indoor air pollutants but also improve mental health by reducing anxiety, hypertension, and depression. Explore our range of NASA certified air purifying indoor plants online and select the best air purifying plants for home. They are easy to care for and are a cost-effective way to improve your indoor air quality in the long run.
Chrysanthemums are the most effective plant at cleansing the air. Eliminating common VOCs such as formaldehyde, xylene, benzene it can also absorb ammonia which is present in many household cleaners and floor sealers. Unusually it’s the flowers that extract the chemicals from the air, so you may need to replace regularly or rotate a few plants while old blooms fade, and new buds emerge. A superstar amongst indoor plants, aloe vera is not only striking to look at and blessed with healing properties, but it can help purify the air too. A great absorber of VOCs often found in newly laid flooring, paint and glue, it takes in carbon dioxide and produces oxygen at night making it ideal for bedrooms in particular. Coming from the forests of Asia and Australasia these plants grow in the tops of trees and are used to varying light conditions from bright and airy to semi shade.
Reaching from 3ft to 10ft (90-304cm) they like a bright spot with plenty of space to spread their arching branches. They are a little diva-ish though as they dislike being moved around or disturbed, dropping their leaves in protest, so carefully assess the perfect spot before homing your plant. They do tend to grow towards the light, so turn regularly to maintain a balanced, even shape. Although it does need to be watered occasionally, it generally prefers drier conditions.
If you do plan on adding this one to your plant collection, it’s worth knowing that it is poisonous to cats and dogs. It grows in little sunlight, dry condition, and doesn’t need to be watered often. It effectively removes formaldehyde, benzene, xylene and trichloroethylene. The Australian native Kimberly Queen Fern thrives in outdoor conditions but they also make for the perfect indoor plants. They are perfect for newbies and beginners as their unique straight, narrow upright fronds require little to no care. Kimberly Queen Ferns don’t need to be pruned or cut back but make sure you keep them nice and moist with plenty of water and fertilise regularly in the warmer months.
It gets its name due to the fact that it’s nearly impossible to kill and stays green even when kept in near darkness. This easy-to-grow fern thrives in bright direct sunlight and mild temperatures. It also loves the humidity, so if the air in your home tends to be dry, you might want to set it up next to a small humidifier.
Air-purifying indoor plants have been all the rage ever since a 1989 NASA study championed the air-purifying benefits of houseplants. The study revealed that plants have the ability to reduce indoor air pollutants. It’s easy, with a little know-how, to bring air cleaning indoor plants into your home to keep you happy and healthy.