While some indoor plants may be toxic to you or your pets, but conversely, it is important to know that there are indoor plants that cleanse and purify the air of your living areas. Our homes are mostly polluted by building materials, paint, household products, smoke … and we are directly affected by this pollution. That’s why in this article you will find a selection of the best plants that you can have at home to purify your environment.
NB: a pretty depolluting indoor plant every 10m2 remarkably improves the quality of the air!
N ° 1: Anthurium or pink flamingo
It is a very good purifying plant since it absorbs insecticides, degreasers and bleach which are very harmful to health. It will be perfect in your bathroom or in your kitchen since it develops very well in hot and humid places. In addition to being a good depolluting plant, it is also really pretty with its bright red flowers, but it can be quite delicate to cultivate and maintain.
N ° 2: Chlorophytum or “spider plant”
This plant has a depolluting effect against diluents paints and also glues. It is very robust, popular and is one of the most powerful concerning the purification of your living spaces and the absorption of toxic emissions (tobacco smoke, household products …). It develops perfectly in a rather bright place without direct sun, so opt for the living room and / or the kitchen.
N ° 3: Ivy : a depolluting indoor plant
Common ivy can be a poisonous plant if one eats its leaves but it is also made to filter the carbon monoxide which is released by the heating devices and all the other toxic substances that one can have at home. To protect your children from this plant which can be toxic, it is very well cultivated in suspension in all the rooms of the house: kitchen, living room, bathrooms, … In addition to giving small strokes within your living space thanks to its bright green color, it will remove all bad waves and bad tunes.
N ° 4: The aglaonema
The more it grows and the more the plant will be effective in terms of its absorption power. It is perfect for smells and toxic airs such as paints, glues, stain removers or wood. It is a plant that grows and grows very well even in rooms with low light. In addition, it supports air conditioning and heating, so it is a plant really easy maintenance and more that will be beneficial for you and your place of life.
N ° 5: Chamaedorea or “bamboo palm tree”
Palm tree that is really effective in removing pollutants that are in your home or apartment and especially for degreasers, tobacco smoke or glues. In addition, it is a plant that moistens the air around it. The bamboo palm is a plant that requires very little maintenance and care and can live very long in the same pot. It supports bright places but not the sun’s rays directly. Do not hesitate to place it in your living room or in your office, these are two places that suit him perfectly.
No. 6: Spathiphyllum or “moon flower”
As can be seen in the article of houseplants easy maintenance, the moon flower is part of it and on top of that it is a really effective depolluting. It is a plant that has the capacity to absorb a huge amount of organic compounds glues, painters, household products, varnishes, … that are in the air. Prefer to place it in light shaded rooms without sunbeams directly so that it pushes a maximum and that it can do its job of purifying plant.
(plant in photo at the head of the article)
N ° 7: The dracaena
It is formed of trunks on which rosettes of leaves grow and it is these leaves which contribute to the depollution as well as the purification of the air. It is perfect for families who have a smoker because it has the power to absorb tobacco smoke. In addition, it releases more oxygen than it absorbs, unlike some other plants, so it can be placed in a bedroom. So that it can grow and grow, put it in a place not too dark and think of watering it regularly.
And you dear Fuzzy, do not hesitate to tell us in the comments which plant depolluting and purifying you have at home or if you want to buy a continuation to this article.