Thoughtful Thursday Air Purifying Plants


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The air in our home can be filled with harmful chemicals and pollutants. Even if you take care not to use heavy scented cleaning agents you’re still not safe. The countertops in your kitchen and bathrooms have been known to emit harmful chemicals into the air without you ever noticing. Even installing new flooring, carpets or painting the walls can also pollute the air you breathe.

Luckily there is a simple solution. Certain houseplants are quite efficient air purifiers. Plus they bring lots of good vibes to your home. The next big question is how many plants do you need? The answer is you only need about two (10-12 inch potted) plants per every 100 square feet of space. For example a 13×15 foot room is 195 square feet so you would need 4 small plants to clean the air in that room. Below is a list of some of the best purifying plants for your home.

21 Air Purifying Plants:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Bamboo Palm
  • Boston Fern
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Dragon Tree
  • English Ivy
  • Ficus
  • Fittonia Frankie
  • Flamingo Lily
  • Golden Pothos
  • Lady Palm
  • Lemon Button Fern
  • Mass Cane / Corn Plant
  • Parlor Palm
  • Peace Lilly
  • Philodendron
  • Red-Edged Dracaena
  • Rubber Tree
  • Snake Plant / Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
  • Spider Plant
  • Wax Begonia

Each of these magnificent natural air purifiers requires different care and lighting so keep that in mind when choosing a plant for your home. Also having living plants in your space has shown to be quite therapeutic in relieving stress, boosting your productivity and overall well being. So add some happiness and good vibes to your home!

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“We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” ~Jenny Uglow

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