Our favourite air-purifying indoor plants

Indoor plants are the perfect way to add life to any room and apart from the visual appeal they are also great for your well-being. A lot of indoor plants are air purifying, removing toxins from the air. Humidity levels can also be improved with indoor plants as they emit water vapor during transpiration. Most of them are low maintenance and perfect for improving the air quality in an indoor space. What better excuse to invest in a few plants to green up your home?

We researched air-purifying plants and here are a few of our favourites:

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Fig plants are all the rage right now, and with good reason. These are tough plants that can survive well in different conditions. They are wonderful for improving air quality with the high levels of oxygen they provide. They also clear the air of allergens.

Rubber Plant

The rubber plant is a tough plant that is highly effective at removing toxins from indoor air. They don’t require a lot of light and are low maintenance, perfect for those with no experience or who are afraid of committing to owning a plant.

Boston Fern

Boston ferns can be placed outdoors but are mostly used as indoor plants. They do however require a bit more maintenance as they need a cool space and a high level of humidity. The Boston fern also looks great as a hanging plant.

Aloe Vera

Besides the healing effects of Aloe Vera, the plant is also amazing at filtering the air. They emit oxygen during the night while taking in carbon dioxide. Aloe Vera plants are easy to grow and love being in the light so be sure to place them in a sunny spot.

Spider Plant

Research shows that the spider plant can remove 90% of chemical formaldehyde (which is found in household products) from the air. These are perfect for placing in bathrooms or kitchens and also work well as hanging plants.


Are you a plant lady? Any favourites? Pop your recommendations in the comments section below, we’d love to hear from you.

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