Unfortunately, the truth is, the air inside the house is more polluted than the air outside. This pollution in question comes from toxic components such as formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, benzene, ammonia or carbon monoxide that emanate from plywood furniture and plastic objects, wallpaper and carpet glues, household cleaning products, varnishes and paints, heaters, upholstery and carpets, and so on... In winter, the affect is exacerbated as we are less likely to air out the house when the outdoor temperatures are low.

One way to purify the air in your house is by using toxin absorbing plants. Their leaves absorb pollutants from the air, filter them and emit oxygen in the form of water vapour. In this way plants help to clean and filter air naturally. The icing on the cake for those of us that don’t have a particularly green thumb is that these air-filtering plants are incredibly resistant and easy to maintain. Thus they find their place wonderfully in a rental space and the touch of green brings a welcoming ambience to any interior. Discover a selection of ten air-purifying plants that you can grow to filter and clean the air in your home.


10 plants for a healthy air

1.Aglaonema / 2.Anthurium / 3. Rubber (or Ficus elastica) / 4.Chlorophytum comosum (or Spider or phalangeal plant) / 5.Dragonberry / 6.Ficus benjamina (or Weeping fig) / 7.Chamædorea seifrizii (or Palm tree) bamboo) / 8.Philodendron / 9.Scindapsus (or Pothos) / 10.Spathiphyllum (or Moon Flower)

Air purifying plantsAir-filtering plants for homes©Rustica


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