How To GROW Fresh Air: 13 Houseplants That Cleanse & Purify The Air

If that fancy, expensive air purifier that you just saw in the mall is a little bit out of your price range, don’t be sad! There is another way to purify the air in your home, and it’s natural! (Not to mention cheaper!)

Houseplants are a fabulous way to purify the air in your home, by absorbing chemicals and pollutants found in the air. Scientists from NASA have been studying how plants can clean the air on space stations for years, and the results are extremely impressive! In some controlled conditions, certain plants were able to remove up to 82 percent of pollutants in the air within 24 hours! So which plants are the best at purifying indoor air? Read on to find out!



The Philodendron is another attractive, easy to grow plant that can be a great choice for beginners. It is known for it’s ability to absorb formaldehyde in particular, and if you take good care of it, one of these plants can last you a lifetime!

Golden Pothos

Also known as Devil’s Ivy, Golden Pothos sort of has a mind of it’s own. It is a very invasive plant, and is known to overtake surrounding areas near where it is growing. This plant is NOT a good choice for families with pets or even small children, since it can be toxic to them. However, it is a great air purifier, and does a wonderful job of removing air pollutants.

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