Top 10 Growing Plants Indoors That Help In Air Purification

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Growing plants indoors at home, not only help you relieve your stress after a busy day, but also promotes the absorption of harmful toxins. They take in all the toxins and provides with you fresh air, free of any pollution. Oxygen Donor Plants For Your Indoors:

Aloe vera

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Aloe vera is known by its botanical name Aloe barbadensis miller. It has over 500  different species available. Aloe vera is a medicinal plant, a key ingredient in herbal medicines, cosmetics, and herbal tonics. It not only helps in eliminating the harmful toxins inside our bodies but also promotes oxygen supply inside our house. 

Spider plant

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Spider plant is often known by its botanical name Chlorophytum comosum. There are a number of spider plant varieties available. Most of them are having narrow striped leaves, whereas a few others come in dark green color, and broader leaves. The spider plants remove the harmful toxins produced inside the house, such as formaldehyde and xylene. 

Snake plant

Snake plant comes from the family ‘Asparagaceae’, as the name says the leaves give a look and feel of snakeheads. The popular ones are mostly dark green with yellow stripes in them. They are said to have amazing air purifying properties when grown as an indoor plant.

Rubber plant 

Rubber plants are often known by their botanical name ‘Ficus Elastica’. Mostly they come in two varieties- one is the plain one and the other, the variegated variety. It is an ornamental plant that can be kept indoors, adds beauty to your living room. It can remove harmful toxins like formaldehyde, which are mostly found inside the house.

Fiddle leaf fig

Fiddle-leaf fig is a common name given to ‘Ficus Lyrata’. This plant is highly efficient in its air-purifying properties. Moreover, it can be placed in the corners which gives an aesthetic look to your room. It contains humidity- regulators, that help in preventing various fungus infections, inside your house.

Areca Palm

Areca palm, known by its botanical name ‘Dypsis Lutescens’ comes in various sizes and varieties. This plant grows with minimal use of light. Areca removes two toxic pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde. Areca palms need less maintenance and grow very well in apartments as well.


‘Monstera Obliqua’ commonly known as ‘monstera’ is an extremely beautiful indoor plant. The ‘cut leaves’ one attracts even those who are not much into gardening.  These plants eliminate harmful toxins like formaldehyde, often found in paints and new furniture, thereby promoting oxygen supply to the entire house.


‘Epipremnum aureum’ is the botanical name for pothos. Pothos removes formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide, which are harmful to human beings as well as animals. They require minimum maintenance, and their heart-shaped leaves are sure to win so many plant-lover hearts.

Peace lily

Peace lily, known by its botanical name Spathiphyllum, is an excellent air- purifier. It filters out formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene from the indoors of your house.

Red-edged dracaena

This plant is a powerful pollutant remover and a very good ornamental plant with having green leaves with red margins on it. It removes benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde, the top 4 pollutants from the list.


Indoor plants provide transform the ambience of your house completely. It not only adds texture to your indoors but also provides a fresh and refreshing atmosphere inside.

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