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Air-Purifying Plants to Bring a New Life to Your Home

Air purifying plants are natural wonders – these plants really cleanse toxins from the air in your home, in addition to making spaces more beautiful and cozy.

There are many benefits to having plants indoors. They help to purify the air and create a relaxing atmosphere, but they also serve as a decorative accessory. Whatever the style or architecture, a beautiful vase filled with green always brings more beauty and elegance!

“Plants naturally remove toxins from the air, inspire creativity and focus, increase mental health, serve as natural humidifiers, and bring life to a home,” explains interior plant designer Lisa Muñoz of Leaf and June.

Are you one of those people who can’t resist a good plant, but you’re not sure which are the best species to have inside your house? We leave you with a list of 15 perfect plants to have indoors.

Aloe Vera

This incredibly versatile plant is just as good at clearing the air as it is at soothing burns and scrapes. Place the plant in a place with plenty of light and use pots with plenty of drainages. As for watering, avoid doing it frequently, as aloe is susceptible to excess water.

Aloe vera filters toxins including benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide.

Golden Pothos

This leafy vine can be hung in midair or set on a shelf to climb all the way across it. Also known as the Devil’s Ivy, it grows steadily in low light or fluorescent light. Golden pothos plants filter toxins like toluene, formaldehyde, xylene, and benzene.

It’s one of the easiest plants out there to keep alive.

Peace Lily

Evoking peace and tranquility, the peace lily is a great idea for indoor plants. Despite its delicate beauty, it is easy to treat and very suitable for beginning gardeners.

This stunning plant grows up to 16 inches and boasts gorgeous white blooms beginning in summer.

Rubber tree

The color can be burgundy or regular green: rubber trees will produce lots of oxygen—more than any other plant, in fact! In addition to producing oxygen and eliminating air toxins, the rubber tree effectively removes mold spores and bacteria from the air (by up to 60%). Fighting off mold and bacteria is part of the plant’s defense mechanism to protect its soil. Rubber trees can be your new best friend.


Barberton Daisy, als known as Gerbera Daisy, produces one of the happiest flowers, and it is also a powerful air purifier.

Barberton daisies filter toxinssuch as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.

Snake Plant

Snake plants are easy to grow and happy in all kinds of lighting situations. This air-cleaning plant is also commonly referred to as mother-in-law’s tongue, thanks to the sharpness of its upward-growing green leaves.

Beautiful, elegant, and resistant, the snake plant is a great option for different environments! Of African origin, she is believed to ward off bad energy. The beauty of this plant is enough to want it indoors. She does well in half-shade environments, but she also loves direct sunlight. It adapts to the vessel you are in, so keep an eye out if you need to transplant after a while.


Also called a mosaic plant, phytonia attracts attention due to its exotic beauty. Its colorful foliage can have different shades of pink, reddish or white, in beautiful designs that resemble a work of art.

It has many small leaves, creating an interesting and flashy landscape. Perfect for those who want a brighter touch in their decor. They are native to tropical forests and enjoy a lot of humidity. Therefore, they must be watered daily.

Bamboo Palm

This plant thrives in humidity, so consider placing one in your bathroom. The more light a bamboo palm gets, the taller it will grow. At full size, the fluffy-leafed beauty can be anywhere between four and 12 feet.

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