Plants that purify air in your house

A reminder for all of us on world environment day.

Money Plant

A hardy plant with heart-shaped leaves, money plant is a common indoor plant. This low maintenance plant is a homeowner's favourite for a good reason - it releases oxygen at night and is excellent for filtering the air - not to mention how pretty it is to look at.

Areca Palm

According to Ferns n Petals, this plant can absorb harmful gases like formaldehyde and benzene. In fact, not only does it filter the air, it also adds moisture to it and is considered to be helpful for people who suffer from sinus issues. This plant prefers partial shade to grow well, making it an ideal indoor plant.

Gerbera

Ideal for those who like bright flowers that can bloom with even minimal care, the Gerbera plant - also known as Barberton Daisy - is an air purifying plant. The NASA Clean Air Study to research ways to clean the air in space stations found Gerbera to be one of the plants that removes volatile organic pollutants.

Snake Plant

The hardly snake plant not only looks beautiful, it also serves to purify the air in your home. Also known as Mother-In-Law's Tongue, this evergreen perennial plant will grow best in a sunny spot by your window. It will serve to remove toxins like formaldehyde, nitrogen oxide, benzene from the air around you.

Tulsi

Widely touted for its health benefits, the Tulsi or Holy Basil is an excellent air-purifying indoor plant. It can grow with a few hours of sunlight a day and filter the air of harmful toxins. more  

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