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5 Plants That Will Improve Indoor Air Quality

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

While there is no real way to get away from all air pollution these days, there are some things you can do to protect your health in your own home. One of the most eco-friendly options is growing your own indoor plants.

All plants use your carbon dioxide for their life cycle while producing fresh, clean oxygen. In the meantime, certain plants also do a great job of detoxifying the air. Put these five plants at the top of your list the next time you go shopping at your local nursery.

1 - Peace Lily

In a study by NASA, the peace lily removed five harmful toxins from the air, including formaldehyde and benzene, while growing quite well in low-light conditions.

2 - Snake Plant

Known for being incredibly hardy, the snake plant cleanses the air and grows well in dry, low-light conditions.

3 - Dracaena

Dracaena plants not only eliminate benzene but also clear out some of the harmful effects of cigarette smoke.

4 - Spider Plant

With beautifully striped leaves, the spider plant is a workhorse at ridding the air of carbon monoxide.

5 - Boston Fern

According to a 2010 study, ferns removed more formaldehyde from the air than any other plant. While they can be somewhat challenging to grow, a daily misting and weekly feeding can keep them healthy.

More Options

Of course, many other plants can also improve the quality of your indoor air even if they are not quite the workhorses that the previous five are. In particular, consider options from this list as you look for easy-care plants for your bedroom or living area.

  • Aloe vera

  • Florist’s mum

  • Palms

  • Golden pothos

  • English ivy

Indoor Air Quality Experts in Melbourne

Bottom line: If you’re concerned about the quality of your indoor air, contact WEATHER ENGINEERS at (321) 414-8782 to learn more about our heating, cooling, duct cleaning, and air quality improvement services.