10 Air Purifying Plants To Remove Harmful Indoor Toxins


Now a days air purifying plants have gained special importance in lives of people; reason being, they are the best and cheapest way to keep the indoor atmosphere and ambiance as healthy and environment friendly as possible.

The health benefits of this purification effect have been proven scientifically. Significant quantities of harmful gas particles are absorbed by the leaves of plants, and at the same time oxygen is released.

10 Air Purifying Plants To Remove Harmful Indoor Toxins


This house plants are easy to grow and perfect for lifting people’s spirits and distracting from otherwise drab surroundings, and they’re also known to be natural air purifiers. Palms specifically target and remove formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide (which is especially helpful if someone in your household smokes cigarettes).

Rubber Plant

It is famous for the shape and appearance of its leaves. It is one such plant which can survive into low sun environments as well. However, it requires a bit of light to grow and prosper in right directions. This plant is also renowned in removing ubiquitous chemicals from the air.


Ferns have a reputation for being a bit mundane but most people don’t realize that they’re actually fascinating plants that have survived since Prehistoric times! They’re favored for their soft, feathery leaves, and it’s those same large fronds that help rid the air of pollutants like toulene and xylene, which are found in many paints, nail polishes, and glues.


This is a plant you should have in your home if you don’t mind it growing to the ceiling height. It grows best in sunlight so you should offer it a spot near the window. Although it grows tall, it’s relatively compact so it doesn’t require a lot of floor space.


Azalea is a beautiful flowering shrub which does well in cool areas and needs sunlight to survive. A good spot for it would be in the basement if you have windows there. It purifies the air from formaldehyde like most plants we’ve presented here.

Peace Lily

This beautiful flower is a wonderful low-maintenance plant to keep in the home. Peace lilies do well in shade and cooler temperatures, and they can reduce the levels of a number of toxins in the air.


Ficus trees are a favorite of mine as they are able to grow quite large depending on the type of pot you have them in. They typically stand between 2 and 10 feet tall and have some serious air cleaning abilities. The ficus removes benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde from indoor air.

Aloe Vera

Aloe is a multi-use plant for sure. It has health benefits when consumed in smaller amounts, helps relieve burns, and cleans your indoor air as well. It removes formaldehyde effectively from indoor air.

Devil’s Ivy

Don’t let the name fool you, this plant is an angel for its ability to make the air in your home more breathable. It takes care of at least four different toxic substances that could be in your home.

Snake plant

A wonderful corner plant, the snake plant can thrive without much light or water. It’s also efficient at absorbing carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night (while most plants do during the day), therefore one in the bedroom may help you in experience better sleep.