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Natural Air Purifier:

Five Best Indoor Plants You
Need In Your Home

By: Steph Suarez

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As a Filipino, we have this culture of making our home always presentable, neat and cozy. It is somehow part of us to make our home welcoming to any visitor that would come, because as they say, Filipinos are one of the most Welcoming People that you can meet.

To make our home Aliwalas, a lot are engaged with gardening wherein some loves to do it even inside their home! This is what they call Indoor Gardening; It is a technique where you grow your plants just inside your house. This is one of the best method to have your own natural air purifier which increases humidity and makes your space relaxing.

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A lot of research has proved that house plants can give lots of benefits in making your air more filtered which can surely help on eliminating some airborne chemicals that we may not noticed inside our home.

Here are The Five (5) Best Indoor Plants that You Need in order to have your Natural Air Purifier at home:

1. Peace Lily

The Peace Lily is a tropical lush plant which stands out because of its deep green leaves and simple white flowers. Aside from its beauty, peace lily also does purifies the air because based on NASA experiment that plant can absorb pollutants such as benzene, xylene, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde. With this, it can help the air be suitable for breathing. It is as well very easy to take care of and is a low maintenance house plant.

Light Needs: Indirect

Water Needs: Medium (moist soil but not over-watered)


2. Snake Plant

A lot are already familiar with this plant, one of the easiest to take care of. This plant can survive a long way with a little watering and sunlight which makes it perfect to those who doesn't have much time focusing on their home plants.

This snake plant is helpful in removing toxic air pollutants such as CO2, toluene, formaldehyde, xylene, and benzene which is a cancer-causing. This plant as well is perfect against those who experience allergies as this effectively reduces its cause.

Light needs: Indirect

Water needs: Little


3.  Pothos

Resilient! This is the best word to describe this plant as it can be easily grown and could surely thrive in low light and neglect. This plant helps in eliminating air-causing odors such as formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide.

A beautiful green-white leaves with minimal vine interventions will also help reduce eye irritation after being in a long day monitor screens exposure!

Light needs: Indirect

Water needs: Light to medium


4. Spider Plant

An easy houseplant for beginners! This spiky white-green spider plant is perfect to those who are looking for a simple yet helpful indoor plant. This is easy to maintain and as they mature in time its leaves grew longer which would look like spider legs especially when they are to be hang.

This absorbs air pollutants (carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and xyleneas) as it produces oxygen whilst to keep the air inside the home purified.

Light needs: Indirect

Water needs: Medium


5. Weeping Fig

Sometimes also known is Ficus tree, is a popular houseplant because of its beautiful large leaves. Be careful not to over water it as they less like H2O than you would think.

This Weeping Fig was found to cleanse the air of formaldehyde, xylene and toluene effectively.  This was based according to NASA's study.

Light needs: Indirect

Water needs: Light to medium


In a nutshell, home plant has a cleaning abilities when it comes to absorbing toxins from air. It was discovered that it helps in enclosed spaces with little air flow. Multiple studies have proven that these plants can keep you and your family healthier and happier inside your home.

Home plant surely isn't just for aesthetics as it can help your home environment to surely be more Aliwalas and Beautiful.

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