Air Filtration and Purification with House Plants

I think many people underestimate the benefits of having plants in your home. Not only to they provide oxygen for you to breath while removing the carbon dioxide you exhale, but they purify many toxins and pollutants from the air. Through a process called “off-gassing” many chemical compounds are released into our air and they often come from everyday items present in our homes and office. And as we all know, our air is polluted as a result of all the processes in manufacturing and big industries as well.


Because of present day air pollution levels I can’t think of a better time for people to get back to their roots (no pun intended) and begin to use these little wonder plants in their home to renew stale indoor air. Did you know plants even remove tobacco smoke as well as dust from the air? They can even help with allergies. While it is safe to assume all plants purify our air, NASA showed that some plants are better than others.

The most efficient removal of formaldehyde:

  • Philodendrons
  • Spider plants
  • Pothos

The most efficient removal of benzene (a known carcinogen):

  • Gerbera Daisies
  • Chrysanthemums

Not only are these the best plants to use for purifying indoor air but they are some of the easiest to grow. As a rule of thumb, allow one houseplant per 100 square feet of living area. The bigger the plant, the more air it can filter.


One Response

  1. This is a very nice place!

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