Top 10 Natural Air Purifying Plants

Beat the indoor air pollution in a natural way. It has been studied that plants have the ability to filter out harmful compounds present in the air & convert it into healthy air to breathe. These houseplants are easy to find & have become the best option to purify air. Not only to clean the air but also these plants add a fresh & beautiful atmosphere to the room. Harmful chemical such as formaldehyde and benzene are filtered out naturally by these plants & at the same time room is filled with oxygen. The best thing about these plants is that these plants are cost effective & therapeutic. The green colour of plants increase mood & productivity, strengthen concentration & memory and minimize stress & fatigue. There are some plants that do not need regular care even.

Spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum)


Spider Plant is the most versatile air plant that can grow in any type of temperature and conditions. It grows in indirect sunlight with low maintenance. It has the possibility of small white flowers to grow in summer months. Combination of yellow and green colour gives wonderful look to the corner of the room. Hanging basket of the spider plant gives a creative look having the ability to grow at room temperature. Watering the spider plant twice or thrice a week help in growing well. It ensure the elimination of the pollutants like Formaldehyde and Xylene.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera

Due to the healing ability of Aloe Vera, it is highly recommended. In spite of its excellent behavior, it is less known as the air purifying agent. It add a trendy look to the place & grow easily in the summer. Water it once a month & a little care can help in growing well. Aloe Vera is the must have plant that can grow in any conditions. It removes benzene found in paint and certain chemical cleaners.



With a little more attention and watering weekly basis make it the best environment friendly plant. Comes in 40 different varieties & shapes, size and colour, Dracaena carry thick and rough leaves. Known as floor plant for its tall behavior add an attractive look to the corner. Tip to keep it healthy is to keep the soil damp but not soggy. Keep it away from your pets. It helps in eliminating the Benzene, Toluene, Formaldehyde and Trichloroethylene and Xylene.

Peace Lily


You will wonder knowing the fact that it can improve the air quality by 60 percent. It absorbs the mold spores that grow in home through giant leaves & circulate spores to the roots where they work as food. It works best to keep shower tiles & curtains free from mildew by absorbing the harmful vapors from alcohol and acetone. This beautiful plant add a great tropical vibe to any space with big leaves & white lily flowers. It can survive very well in darker areas & need watering once a month. Pollutants such as Ammonia, Benzene, Formaldehyde and Trichloroethylene.

Heart Leaf Philodendron


A popular houseplant “Heart Leaf Philodendron” known for its natural ability to grow easily. However, it can remove formaldehyde from the surrounding air & easy to care. Things to be noted is that Philodendron is poisonous, it should be keep at height to keep it away from pets and small children reach.

Snake Plant

snake plant

Snake house plant has many names “St George’s Sword”or “Mother of Law Tongue” grows taller between 8 inches to 12 feet, has soft, pointed & bushy leaves. Low maintenance plant can survive in darker place with water once in a month. It has the power to remove Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene and Xylene.

English Ivy (Hedera helix)


English Ivy plant is necessary for homes having pets as it reduce the amount of airborne fecal matter and it efficiently filters formaldehyde aerosols from the air. It increases the concentration power in the office because it can absorb the amount of benzene which is present in office equipment. It require partial bright light but no direct sunlight to grow. It is poisonous so be care full.

Boston Fern

boston fern

Boston Ferns is a beautiful houseplant with various benefits. It can restore moisture in the air & act as best humidifier. Due to all these features it is perfect for those who suffer cold weather problems or dry skin. It eliminates traces of formaldehyde. Boston fern can also eliminate heavy metals, such as mercury and arsenic from the soil. It need little more care with regular watering & direct sunlight.



Chrysanthemum (Pot Mum) add colour to the area with its beautiful flowers. It is a great option to remove benzene from air which is found in paints, plastic & glue products. It can negate the effects of tobacco smoke. It grow well in direct sunlight. Allow the soil to dry in between watering.

Bamboo Palm


Bamboo Plant also known as “Chamaedorea Seifritzii”. It can grow 4 to 12 feet high having amazing features to remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene.

With these interesting plants, you can clean air naturally, we would like to help you with more posts. Shinetech Group Limited work hard to help customers with informative posts.



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