6 best houseplants to purify your home’s air

Aloe vera plant
Aloe vera plant. iStockphoto/ ek_kochetkova/ https://www.istockphoto.com/za/photo/aloe-flower-in-a-pot-gm618866862-107815909?clarity=false

Indoor air pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health, according to Greatist.com.

But fortunately, you can get rid of these pollutants the natural way, in the comfort of your own home. This can be done by having houseplants that can help purify your home’s air. We bring you six of them.

Aloe Vera
Aloe vera have many great benefits to them. From helping with weight loss, skin conditions and even certain diseases, aloe vera has also been found to remove formaldahyde from the air, making them a great air purifying plant.

Gardens Mums are a long-time favourite for summer gardens. Not only are they easy to grow, but mums  have  been found to remove ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene from indoor air.

Peace Lily
Peace Lilies are common in most houses because not only are they beautiful flowers, but they are also easy to grow and care for.

But another great thing about these flowers is that they are known to remove pollutants such as ammonia, benzene, mould spores and formaldehyde.

English Ivy
These plants have been found to reduce airborne fecal-matter particles and also remove the chemical benzene.

Boston Ferns
The boston fern plants are so easily admired because of their frilly leaves and long, hanging fronds.
So having them in your home will not only be great for your guests to admire, but they can also remove indoor air pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde and xylene.

Moth Orchid
Moth Orchid are some of the most beautiful plants you can grow in your house.
Not only will they add colour, but they are a great air purifying plant. Moth orchid are known to remove volatile organic compounds and other synthetic materials from the air.

Know of any other air purifying plant? Share with us in the comment section below.