Best air purifying plants for your home (Pt. 2)

Welcome to part 2 of the article "Best air purifying plants for your home". The first part you can read here. If you opened this article, you are interested in keeping the air you breathe clean. And that's great! Clean air means great health and well-being. And if you missed the first part of the article, now is the time to go back and catch up.

Palms, like Areca Palm

Palm are widely used in interiors and add a tropical touch to any room. But palms are not only a great interior object, they are also great air purifiers.
According to Nasa Clean Air Study, palms can remove dangerous pollutants such as xylene and toluene.

Palm trees are not difficult to care for, but there are some features to consider when growing them. 
First, high air humidity is important for them. If the humidity is low, brown tips will inevitably appear on the leaves. So remember to keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet, and remember to keep the humidity around the palm around 60%. Secondly, the palm grows best in bright indirect light - direct sunlight causes the leaves to turn yellow.


Philodendron is an excellent ornamental tropical plant. It is one of the easiest indoor plants to grow as it tolerates low light, low humidity and insufficient watering. However, be careful about over-watering as this can lead to root rot.

Its unpretentious care and excellent purifying properties make it a great choice for your home. NASA studiy have shown that this plant is excellent at removing common toxins and reducing formaldehyde, benzene and toluene.

English Ivy

Another trailing plant great for hanging baskets. It will also climb if it has support. English Ivy is a English ivy is a classic indoor plant that is very easy to care for. This plant is great for hanging baskets. It tolerates low light well, but still grows best in bright indirect light.

By the way, this plant is great for both indoors and outdoors. It can be part of a hedge if your climate allows it.
As for its air-purifying properties, it filters benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene very well. So if you wanted a small and unpretentious plant that is also beneficial - English Ivy is your choice!

Spider Plant

People have been growing Spider Plant as an indoor plant for generations, and for good reason! It's very easy to grow and has always been known as one of the best indoor air purifying plants.

This is an unpretentious plant that is tolerant of low light, but still prefers bright, indirect locations. The soil should dry slightly between waterings because these plants very often have brown leaf tips, which can be the result of drying out from low humidity or too much salt in the water. 
These beautiful plants are great at clearing formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.

Bringing at least one plant from this list into your home can improve your indoor air quality as well as the well-being of you and your loved ones. With these plants, you can easily turn your home into a tropical oasis - a place where you can always relieve stress and relax. All you need to do is provide them with timely care, and they will surprise you with their health benefits!
However, don't forget that no plant compares to a standard air purifier. So if you live in a very polluted place, you still shouldn't neglect standard devices and clean the air you breathe as best you can.