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11 Best Indoor Plants That Purify The Air Around You

What could your office or home be in common with NASA? Unfortunately, the answer may be poor air quality. Polluted air in disturbed environments, such as an office or home. Is ranked among the top five environmental risks for human health. The lack of fresh and purified air in your environment, such as poor ventilation and so on. In the world known as “sick building syndrome”, it can cause headache, dizziness, nausea. Irritation of the ears, nose, and eyes. Fortunately, NASA scientists worked on this problem for a long time and found an easy and simple solution. Which is the use of plants in your home that purifies the air.

Below we provide you with a list of plants that purify the air and are easy to maintain and supply.

Here are the 11 best indoor plants that purify the air

English ivy

This popular plant has proven to reduce fecal particles in the air. It is useful for reducing toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene (toxins found in home remedies). English ivy acts relaxing on us by relaxing our airways and contributes to reducing cough, ash and the cold. In another study, it has been proven that the crawling of ivy on the walls reduces the mold in your home.

Keep in mind that fruits and the leaves of ivy are not safe to consume. Keep it away from children and pets.

Spider plant

If you are new to the idea of ​​growing plants in your home, then the spider plant is ideal for beginners. This plant grows lightly and requires indirect sunlight. The spider plant helps remove formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene. It is best to place it in a garage or shed, as it helps to remove the pollution caused by the vehicles. An interesting fact about this plant is that it is easily proliferated, you can cut out part and just plant it in another pot, and it will grow again.

Aloe Vera

It is no surprise that Aloe vera is well known for its health benefits. In addition to being known for its healing power, research has shown that it reduces air toxins such as formaldehyde and gasoline (found in plastics and detergents). With the cultivation of aloe vera in your home, you have many benefits: air purification and is also used to treat burns, as well as skin and hair. The results are incredible.


Besides the beautiful look that gives it in your room, chrysanthemum is helpful in combating pollution like benzene and toxins that release detergents and colors. Also known as the “mother plant” chrysanthemum also removes ammonia from the air in indoors. This plant adore the sun, therefore we recommend that you store it outside exposed directly to the sun’s rays.

Gerbera daisy

This beautiful and sweet plant, it is excellent against toxins such as trichloride, chemicals free from dry cleaning, varnishes, and adhesives. You can store it in a room where you wash and dry your clothes or bedroom. They love a lot of sunlight, so it is recommended to be kept in places where it is light and exposed to the sun.


One of the most popular plants in the household is precisely bamboo, the tree. This plant loves darker and gray areas and is great in filtration of toxins such as benzene and trichorethylene. It can grow rather big and therefore it’s great to put it in a larger space to fill it, and it fits perfectly with furniture.


From its beautiful leaves and decorative appearance, fern is known as a natural air purifier. This plant helps to regain humidity in the air, and are excellent in the fight against chemicals such as formaldehyde and trichlorethylene. For growing this plant requires high humidity in the air, sunlight and moist soil.


The ficus is a great addition to your home. The ficus improves air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide, bacteria and mold. They also absorb formaldehyde from the air. They are easy to maintain, they can survive in less lighted rooms and little water.


The Lily absorbs the formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia, and trichlorethylene from the air. This plant with gorgeous flowers can grow in space with little sunlight and does not require much water. Also beautiful for decoration in your home.

Geranium (cranesbills)

Besides the beautiful look of beautiful flowers that can be a beautiful decoration in your home, geranium or known among the people as cranesbills, can be a great natural mosquito replacement in your home. It also absorbs toxin formaldehyde from the air. In order for it to flow, it takes a lot of sunlight. As they grow, they make large hanging baskets.

Chinese evergreen plant

Chinese evergreen plant is low in growth and easy to maintain. It is known to emit large amounts of oxygen in the air and filter the air by removing toxins as formaldehyde benzene. They want indirect light and moist air.

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