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10 Indoor Air-Purifier Plants To Decorate Your House From Within!

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Hello, we all indoor plants are glad that you have decided to read about us. We are the best air purifiers who will fight for you with harmful elements present in the air of your house.

Here are our descriptions, features and requirements that could help you decide which one of us will be perfect for your home decor.

10 Indoor Air-Purifier Plants That Are Easy To Grow

Areca Plant

Areca Plant

Areca Plant

Appearance

Hi, I am an Areca Plant and I would like to be your house plant. I have a smooth long golden trunk. I have leaves that are feather-shaped. I bloom in Summer.

How to take care of me

You see, I don't have many requirements. All you have to do is provide a space where there is indirect sunlight. My soil must remain moist, however, don't forget to let it dry a little during winters. Please don't overwater. If you are wondering how long I can grow. Then let me answer that, I can grow up to 30 feet. But you can restrict my height to 7 feet if you put me in a tiny pot.

Features

I can filter out xylene, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, toluene from the air. I can be your home's best humidifier. Besides giving oxygen for you to breath, I am also pet friendly. Hurray! Your cats and dogs will love me.

Snake Plant

Snake Plant

Snake Plant

Appearance

Hi, I am a Snake Plant. I can be the best indoor plant for your house. I have strappy leaves which looks like a snake (Don't worry, I don't bite). It's all about perspectives, some of the plant lovers also call me mother-in-law's tongue.

How to take care of me

You don't have to water me a lot. I will still remain amazing if you don't water for even a week. And yes, I would like to have space where there is indirect sunlight. You can keep me in your bedroom or in the bathroom.

Features

The most amazing feature of me is that I can produce oxygen even at nights. Hence, I can give you a good night sleep. And if you are unwell by having a sore throat or stuffy nose, I will be glad to help you breath. So that you will be able to sleep peacefully at night.

Furthermore, I can purify the air by filtering out formaldehyde and benzene. I can also control the presence of dust and dander in the air.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Appearance

Nice to see you, my Egyptian friends call me the plant of immortality. I have thick fleshy lance-shaped leaves. My leaves have spikes which are not harmful.

How to take care of me

I like to sunbath, hence I would prefer to have a spot where there is direct sunlight. I also don't require much water. Minimum water is fine with me.

Features

Like my friend Snake Plant, I can produce oxygen at night and can also control the carbon dioxide level in the air. I can also filter out benzene and formaldehyde from the air. I too have medicinal properties. I can help you to heal from burned skin, scars and inflation.

Weeping Fig

Weeping Fig

Weeping Fig

Appearance

Hi, I am delighted to meet you. Even though my name is weeping fig, I don't cry, I just have shiny green leaves that appear like falling tears. I have a twisted trunk. My leaves can grow up to 4 inches long.

How to take care of me

Keep me at a place where there is the sunlight as well as some shade. Water me moderately, don't overwater as well as underwater. If my leaves appear crispy, that means you are keeping me thirsty. And if my leaves fold easily, that means you are making me drink more water than my limit (Please let me remain sober).

Features

I stay green throughout the year. Keep me near your furniture and carpets and I will help clean pollutants from it. I am good at destroying toluene, formaldehyde, and xylene from the air.

Spider Plant

Spider Plant

Spider Plant

Appearance

Hi, I am a Spider Plant, I am called like that because my leaves occur like hanging spider legs. My leaves arch and are slender.

How to take care of me

I would like to live in indirect sunlight and in a hanging container. I would like to have plenty of water in summer and spring. However, in winter, I prefer less water.

Features

I can eliminate chemicals from the air thus you can put me in a garage. Where there is a lot of proportion of leather and rubber, I will help to keep the air pure. I can fight with xylene, benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide. I can also be a very good friend to your pets. So buy me.

Song of India

Song of India

Song of India

Appearance

Hello, I am Song of India. I am also known as Dracaena reflexa. No, I don't sing a song. But, I am very good looking. My leaves are thick and have two colours: green and yellow.

How to take care of me

I like to remain in bright light. The bright light is the reason for my leaves having a green and yellow pattern. Hence if I don't get the light, my yellow colour will fade away. Keep my soil moist, but not consistently soggy. I like the humidity.

Features

I am a very good remedy for sick building syndrome. I can relieve you of sore eyes, nausea, anxiety, stress and headaches. I can also help you in increasing concentration in studies or work. I can eliminate benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, and xylene. Yes like every other plant, I can control carbon dioxide and give amazing oxygen for you to breath.

Tulsi

Tulsi

Tulsi

Appearance

Hi, I am Tulsi - The queen of herbs. I am also known as the Indian Holy Basil. My green leaves are oval-shaped and appear pointed. I have a healing scent.

How to take care of me

I love to stay in the sunlight. Water me regularly but don't cross the limits. You can keep me near windows or in front of your house.

Features

I have many medicinal properties. I can also protect you from carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide and mosquitoes. I am stimulant and antipyretic. Cream of my leaves can keep your skin fresh. My leaves can also keep your hair healthy and eyes soothing. I can also help you lose weight and keep you young.

Rubber Plant

Rubber Plant

Appearance

Hi, I am a rubber plant. I am named like that because my latex sap is used in preparing rubber. I have shiny dark green leaves.

How to take care of me

I love to sit in indirect sunlight. I would like to have water such that my soil remains moist. However, don't overdo it. Also do keep a note to keep my soil dry during the winter, here also don't overdo it. Relax, it's not that complicated. I will tell you if I need water or sunlight by dropping some bottom leaves.

Features

I can help remove xylene, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from the air.

Pineapple Plant

Pineapple Plant

Pineapple Plant

Appearance

Hello my fans, I think there is no need to introduce myself because I am famous amongst you already. Still, I will say I have fabulous stocky leaves. A wonderful central stem and of course a tasty fruit.

How to take care of me

First thing first, I don't like cold weather. I would love to shine in the sunlight and I like little water. Don't overdo it, I am not a "waterholic".

Features

Are you fed up of your partner snoring? Then worry not, because I might help control it as I can produce oxygen at night and can give quality sleep. I will try my best.

Bamboo Plant

Bamboo Plant

Bamboo Plant

Appearance

I am great in height and can grow between 4 to 12 feet. I have intense green culms. My leaves are lanced shaped.

How to take care of me

I like sunlight and I don't like much water. My soil should neither be too moist nor too dry.

Features

I can eliminate formaldehyde at a great rate from the air because of my height. I can also filter out trichloroethylene and benzene from the air. Plus, I am pet friendly.

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References

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Prithviraj Shirole

Comments

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on October 05, 2020:

Hi Farah,

Thank you so much for finding the article informative.

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 05, 2020:

I do have a few of these in my garden and so I found this article very informative.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 19, 2020:

Hi Sophia,

I am glad you found the article insightful. Thanks for the comment.

Sophia Tyler from USA on September 18, 2020:

Wonderful insights

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 15, 2020:

Hi Sudharsan,

Thank you so much.

B Sudharsan on September 15, 2020:

What creativity!

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 08, 2020:

Hi Angela,

I am glad the article inspired you to grow plants. Thank you so much for the compliment.

AngelaJJ on September 08, 2020:

Thanks for the inspiration to start growing plants at home. :)

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 07, 2020:

Hi Anupam Ma'am,

I am glad you enjoyed reading the article. Thank you so much for your motivating compliments. And yes, the pandemic situation has also affected the care of the plants.

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on September 07, 2020:

Wow Prithviraj, great article you have written with amazing photography. I too love plants but my whole garden would be dead as I couldn't take care of them for about 6 months since the lockdown started.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 07, 2020:

Hi Peachy,

That's great you have aloe vera and snake plant. Thanks for commenting.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on September 07, 2020:

I had aloe vera and snake plant in my home, very seldom water them since i work daily

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 05, 2020:

Hi Priyannah,

Agree, Aloe Vera has amazing medicinal properties. They can solve hair fall and acne problems. Thank you so much for your engaging comment.

Priyannah from Philippines on September 05, 2020:

I like all of those but my favorite is Aloe Vera. It is a beneficial plant. I used it when I experienced lost hair due to chemicals. It can also treats acne.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 05, 2020:

Hi R T,

That's amazing, you found the article informative. Thanks for liking the article.

R T from Pakistan on September 05, 2020:

it's a great article got good ideas for my home.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 05, 2020:

Hi Rukhsar,

Thanks a million for your inspiring appreciation.

Areca plant, snake plant and spider plant can decorate your house charmingly.

Rukhsar Sayyed on September 05, 2020:

Amazing and informative article Prithviraj.. I have Areca plant, snake plant and spider plant at my home and I agree that it brighten ups the room and give a very positive feeling!!!

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 04, 2020:

Hi Vandna,

I am delighted to hear your inspiring compliments. Thank you so much for reading the article.

thoughtsprocess from Navsari (India) on September 04, 2020:

Hi Prithviraj,

Informative and interesting article. I enjoyed reading it.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 04, 2020:

Hi Lorna Ma'am,

I am happy you enjoyed the article and the poem. Thanks a ton for your inspiring compliments.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 04, 2020:

Hi Danny,

Thanks a lot for your kind words.

Wow! Venus flytraps sound astonishing.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 04, 2020:

Hi Ankita,

I am glad you enjoyed reading the article. Thank you so much for your motivational words.

Lorna Lamon on September 04, 2020:

This was an enjoyable read from the perspective of the plant. I have a few of these plants which brighten up the room and help purify the air. I also enjoyed the crazy names poem, which made me smile.

Danny from India on September 04, 2020:

Excellent article Prithvi. I love African violets and venus flytraps,. The latter one always intrigued me since its gulps the insects :)

Ankita B on September 04, 2020:

Wonderful article Prithviraj. You have detailed out the importance of all these plants in a different way. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.