The Best Air Purifier Plants for Your Home
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The Best Air Purifier Plants for Your Home

Plants placed around the workplace increase work efficiency, it’s not only about the biophilia hypothesis, sick building syndrome, or air purification. Several studies conducted recently present surprising results, whether it’s NASA, New UTS research, University of Exeter, or a bunch of others, reports show significant improvements in human efficiencies. Plants boost creativity, concentration, multitasking, etc, there is a never-ending list of plants that have several advantages.

Let’s have a look at the best air purifier plants for your home, these plants have been part of several scientific studies and proven to survive in closed buildings as well as help to boost productivity and remove VOC. The below list has popular plants which are air purifiers, low light, hardy, and easy to care for, just offer them a glass of water once a week and a spoonful of fertilizer every spring, and in return they help you in performing better.

Snake Plant

Snake plant- The Best Air Purifier Plants for Your Home
Snake plant- The Best Air Purifier Plants for Your Home

Don’t let the name fool (or more likely, scare the crap out of) you. Marino explains that the snake plant simply gets its name from the thin, upright leaves with “irregular green banding” that look like—you guessed it—snakeskin.

Besides looking cool, it’s a low-maintenance plant that’s known for surviving droughts, making it perfect for newbies living in almost any environment. “Although the snake plant prefers bright light, it can survive lower light levels,” she adds.

Snake plants have also been shown to filter out nasty chemicals, like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene, so you can breathe easy having this in your home.

Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen- The Best Air Purifier Plants for Your Home
Chinese Evergreen- The Best Air Purifier Plants for Your Home

Aglaonema is another one of the most popular indoor plants, it comes from arum plants family, Araceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia. It is commercially cultivated all over the world at large scale and has more than 100 popular varieties which are every appealing and easiest to care, it is very less demanding plant which can thrive in low light and temperature range between 15 – 25 degree Celsius. In NASA clean air study aglaonema was found to clean the indoor air and increase humidity levels.

Monstera Deliciosa

These trendy plants are one of Horton’s faves not just because their eye-catching look is oh-so-‘grammable, but because “once you get them going, they’re easy growing.” Especially during the warmer season, expect to see a new leaf weekly. Plus, you can easily propagate them (a.k.a. split off a leaf with a node and give it to a friend to grow their own).

Monstera Deliciosa- The Best Air Purifier Plants for Your Home
Monstera Deliciosa- The Best Air Purifier Plants for Your Home

Best part: You only need to water a monstera deliciosa every one to two weeks, letting the soil dry out between waterings, per The Sill. Plus, it’s perfect if your place doesn’t get direct sunlight—all it needs is a spot that receives bright to medium indirect light.


Philodendron- The Best Air Purifier Plants for Your Home

Philodendron is a large genus of plants, it has more than 500 varieties grown at a large scale as ornamental plants, it is categorized under plants family araceae, famous for listing outstanding low light houseplants. Philodendrons were part of NASA Clean air study and found effective in cleaning indoor air pollutants such as formaldehyde. Exposure to VOCs and carbon monoxide has proven to increase drowsiness, headaches and lack of concentration, philodendrons are efficient in cleaning indoor air pollutants.



Native to South Africa, Crassula is the most popular Feng Shui plant. Its scientific name is Crassula ovata in the family Crassulaceae. It is most favorite Feng Shui plant known to attract money and good luck as it grows, plant is described to harmonize human existence with the surrounding environment, it produces positive energy with its well-rooted and vibrant new growth. As per Feng Shui plants with round or smooth-edged leaves or canopy and leaves that are clustered with higher number of leaves are considered the best.

Aloe Vera


A healing aloe plant is a lovely addition to your kitchen windowsill, as it loves a sunny spot. While being on hand to soothe any kitchen burns, this succulent will be purifying the air of formaldehyde and benzene, found in varnishes, floor finishes, and detergents.

Care advice: This plant will thrive in a sunny location.

Weeping Fig

Popular houseplants since the Victorian times, weeping figs can help to tackle levels of formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.

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Care advice: They are fairly fussy plants that don’t like change. Keep your weeping fig in bright, indirect light away from drafts, and it will be a trusty purifier for many years to come.

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