Air purifying plants are one of the best things to keep around your house. These plants absorb particulates from the air at the same time that they take in carbon dioxide, which is then processed into oxygen through photosynthesis.
Don’t believe me? Even NASA did a study showing the best plants to filter harmful toxins from the air.
And guess what else plants, do? They boost your mood!
Air Purifying Plants
Super easy to grow and maintain, plus easy on the eyes.
I have had one of these in my house for close to 8 years now and it’s still alive! We toss some water on it every few days and that’s it. Careful, this one is toxic to people and pets if they eat it. So far in our eight years with a cat, four different dogs and kids ranging from infants to pre-teens, no one has had an incident.
This one is often referred to as a mother-in-laws tongue and is also easy to care for. It does needs free draining soil so it doesn’t rot.
A bit harder to care for and susseptible to spider mites. This does great at removing pollutants if you want to learn how to care for them. (Great directions right here.)
This is another with alternate names, including Devil’s Ivy because it’s really hard to kill. They only problem with these is that they grow long and you’ll need to keep it trimmed or else it’s destined to take over.
These are beautiful and also very easy to care for and keep alive. However, this one is toxic to people and pets if consumed, so be careful. This one is a perfect choice for offices.
This is the prettiest of the bunch for sure because of the pop of pink they give. These also fair well in the outdoors so if it grows to big for your home, you can plant it outside and get a new one!
Check out my tips for disinfecting your house after an illness has ran through!
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.