Breathe clean: Top 10 Indoor Air Purifying Plants for Your Dream Home

Studies indicate that, due to limited air flow, the air inside the average home is much more polluted than the air outside. all plants are air purifier because, like any other life, plants exchange gases with the environment as they absorb pollutant from air and gives oxygen.

In1989, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in collaboration with Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) has done a study on air quality and published results which provide a definitive list of the most effective plants for indoor air purification.

Indoor Air Purifying Plants have the following advantages.

  • Reduces the rate of harmful carbon dioxide by converting it to oxygen.
  •  Reducing the levels of airborne dust.
  • Absorb Pollutant.

Let’s first examine what are some of the components that form that polluted air within our home or office spaces.

Awareness of common pollutants from indoor.

  • Benzene
  • Formaldehyde
  • Ammonia
  • Carbon Monoxide(CO)
  • Nitrogen Dioxide(NO2)
  • Mold
  • Radon
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Asbestos

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To improve air quality, bring home these efficient air purification plants.

 1). ZZ plant:- ZZ plant known as a Zamioculcas zamiifolia. Its smooth, waxy leaves capture the light of the sun and brighten spaces. ZZ plants prefer bright, indirect light, but may still survive in poor light conditions. Even when you don’t get enough water or light, it still succeeds in increasing the oxygen in your home. Although ZZ plants are classified as flowering plants, Flowers are produced often. Usually indoor plants need temperature between  18°C and 30°C(65°F- 85°F).  It’s preferable to keep it above 15°C (60°F).

ZZ plant in a gray pot


  • Lower indirect light is tolerated.
  • Intense, direct sunlight is not recommended.
  • It can survive in dry conditions.
  • Use a potting mix that drains properly.
  • Allows the soil to dry.
  • Water- 2-3 times a week.

Note: When the leaves are under or overwatered, they turn mushy and yellow.

Ideal location: Windows that face south in the room(Kitchen, Bathroom, Basement).

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2). Bamboo Palms:– Non toxic Bamboo palms is well known to remove formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide, xylene and chloroform from air.  Add humidity to the air to provide a natural humidifier.  It can reach approximately 6 feet in height. Brings good luck and prosperity to the place where it is grown. 

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  • Keep in indirect sunlight keep soil moist always grow.
  • Part sun is preferred, although complete shade will acceptable.
  • Plants want to be kept moist at all times.

Ideal Location: positioned at the eastern corner (Entrance of the house).

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3). Spider Plant:-This plant can evacuate up to 90% of the possibly harmful chemicalsdrifting around. it is Non toxic, it helps to remove pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde.


  •   Need bright indirect sunlight.
  •   Water it 2-3 times in a week.
  •   Need well Drainage soil.

It will produce new plantlets known as spiderettes and send out “tails” known as roots if you take excellent care of it. You may simply create more spider plants by cutting a spiderette from the mother plant.

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Ideal Location: East or South East-facing room(Bedroom, Kitchen, Living Room)

 4). Snake Plant:- Also Known has Sanseviera.  A fantastic houseplant for producing oxygen to expel pollutants such as xylene, benzene, and toluene from air compounds. Just like Money Plant, Snake Plant too, it Absorbs CO2 in the Night. Need low-maintenance and easy to grow. Allergic Reactivity are Reduced. People with airborne allergies and sick building syndrome will benefit greatly from having a snake plant in their home (SBS). Sleep Quality Is Improved.


  • They grow in either bright light or darker corners of the house.
  • It’s quite tough to kill them.
  • One months between watering.
  • It is easy to grow from cuttings.
  • It might grow rapidly and require repotting or dividing annually.

Ideal Location: East or South-East of the room (Bedroom).

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 5). Aloe Vera:- Aloe Vera is very easy to grow, cleanses the air of benzene and formaldehyde also absorbs carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. An added advantage is that aloe vera gel contains the properties of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and wound healing and helps retain a great complexion.

Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe.


  • watering once in 3 weeks.
  • Use a well-draining potting mix.
  • Need bright, indirect sunlight or artificial light.

Easily propagate a single plant into multiple plants in a short period.  It is rarely produce flowers.

Ideal Location: South-or west-facing windows(any room)

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6). Money Plant:- Referred to as Golden Pathos, and Devil’s Ivy. The money plant has heart-shaped green leaves with gold-colored bits and shades in them. Money plants are one of the most widely used plants that enhance the quality of indoor air, as money plants also offer oxygen at night making them much more feasible and valuable to put in your living room and bedroom. You can plant money in both water and soil, One thing to remember is that if you grow it in water, it is important to change the water every week. The money plant protects the indoor air from gases and substances such as carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.


  • Grow in direct or indirect sunlight.
  • To encourage growth, prune the plant.
  • Maintain a warm environment.
  •  Every one to two weeks watering.
  • allowing the soil to dry in between watering.


  • Golden Money Plant
  •  Marble Queen Money Plant
  • Marble Prince Money Plant
  • Chinese money plant
  • Split Leaf Money Plant
  • Silver Money Plant
  • Golden Money


  • Purifies air.
  • Brings prosperity & good luck.
  • Spreads positivity.
  • Reduces stress & anxiety.

Ideal Placement: East or South-East of the house(Bedroom, Bathroom Living Room).

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7). Rubber Plant:- Rubber plant is a member of the South Asian plant family Moraceae. It is simple to grow from cuttings.

Rubber plant in a terracotta pot home decor object


  • Robusta
  •  Doescheri
  •  Decora
  •  Tineke
  • Tricolor
  • Burgundy


  • Shade and artificial light. 
  • Less frequent watering. 
  • 15 to 30 degrees Celsius is the temperature.


  • Remove all mould spores from the air.
  • Increase of oxygen for breathing.
  • Absorbs hazardous airborne pollutants and changes them into safe ones.
  • Cheap and Easy to grow.

Ideal Location: South East direction of house(Bedroom).

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8). Peace Lily:-


  • It removes xylene and formaldehyde from air.
  • It can help remove toxic carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene from the air.


  • Slightly toxic, Some light is required for the flowers to bloom.
  • once a week watering.

Ideal Location: North or East(Bedroom).

9). Areca Palm:-


  • It can practically substitute the use of electric humidifiers completely during winter season!.can remove xylene and toluene from the atmosphere.
  • This plant can not only clean the air around it but also add humidity to the environment.


  • Repotting is required every two to three years.
  • Every few months, provide fertilizer.
  • Areca palms prefer moist soil.

Ideal Location: East, Southeast, South or North ( Living Room).

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