10 Houseplants That Actually Clean The Air You Breathe
Probably just about every interior designer will preach it to you: If you want your home to have a friendly, outdoorsy, calm, elegant and homey feel, simply add a house plant. Need to fill an empty corner? Add a house plant. Got a bare spot on your bookshelf? Add a plant. And we're pretty sure this “Put a plant on it" mantra works for just about everything. But how do you choose which greenery is right for you?
When it comes to buying your plants, consider how it will help your home, not just in looks but in quality. Believe it or not, certain plants are superstars at cleaning the air around them. Take a look at some of the best indoor plants for air purification that will make your home look and breathe great.
If you asked around about houseplants, someone probably pointed you to this guy. They're easy to grow and are great at removing formaldehyde from the air. (via A Beautiful Mess)
It grows in low light with little water, and cleans the air of almost everything you don't want to be breathing. Is there anything this plant can't do? (via Gardenista)
We think those tropical, broad green leaves are absolutely gorgeous. Add one to your home and say goodbye to toxins, including ammonia. (via DIY and Crafts)
Remember that empty corner we were talking about? Here's a plant that will make for a pretty li'l vignette as well as take all those bad breathe-ables away. (via The Thinking Closet)
Get yourself one of these and you'll have healing gel plus a warning when the toxin level in your home gets too high.
These droopy plants may need a bit more care than the rest, but they give back the love by removing formaldehyde from the room and adding humidity to your home. (via Apartment Therapy)
What are your best indoor plants for air purification recommendations? Tweet us @BritandCo!
This post has been updated.
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