Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

by yourcleaningfairy - January 15, 2019

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Science says that the germs and toxins that we do not see are the most harmful. One way to combat such germs and toxins is to have certain air cleaning plants around your home. They will help in removing toxins and improving air quality.

Some of the best air-cleaning plants to have are:

Devil’s Ivy

Pothos, golden pothos or devil’s ivy is a houseplant that is easy to grow indoors to fight off common household toxins. The cascading tendrils adds instant color to any room. It also grows well in water, pots and hanging baskets. Devil’s ivy removes pollutants such as benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene and formaldehyde.

Peace Lily

Peace lilies are nice plants that do not require so much to look after. They have such glossy green leaves which make them a perfect addition to any room especially those spots with low light. Weekly water and a slow-release fertilizer will promote growth and the glorious white flowers. They remove toxins like benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and xylene.



This is a heart-shaped plant which is a luscious addition to indoor spaces. It is relatively easy to look after as they only need some water and bright indirect sunlight. It removes formaldehyde toxins.

Spider Plant

If you are a newbie or have a bad track record with plants, then this plant is just perfect for you. They grow best in indirect sunlight and can survive in any condition. Spider plant usually sends out shoots called spiderettes. It is known for removing the toxins formaldehyde and xylene.


Also known as disbuds, they are a great addition to a floral arrangement and they look so wonderful for your home. Chrysanthemums are  actually one of the best air purifiers around. They are difficult to grow but once they grow, they have beautiful colorful blooms. All they need is bright indirect sunlight, good air flow and watering with only warm water. They remove toxins like ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde and xylene.

Rubber Plants

These burgundy evergreen plants love bright, filtered light and weekly watering in summer and fortnightly watering in winter. They can either grow in a small pot or into a large indoor tree in pots or straight in the ground. The plant removes toxins like xylene, benzene and formaldehyde.

Boston Fern

This is an east to grow fern with sword-shaped fronds which make it perfect for a hanging basket. It thrives in humid environments and needs constant moisture. Place them near windows, balconies and patios for the indirect sunlight. They remove toxins like formaldehyde and xylene.

This year, choose to do a little something different for your home by utilizing some of these wonderful plants that will help with achieving clean air indoors. If in addition to removing toxins from your indoor air, you would like to make it smell amazing, essential oils make the best base for natural air fresheners.