Sadly, we give little attention about the air that we inhale in the comfort of our homes and because of this, we can be very vulnerable to unwanted toxins and bacteria that lurk in space where we reside. Even if air purifiers are available for our comfort and protection, they can still be costly and even still be potentially harmful.

Fortunately, there are various plants that we can substitute to clear the air that we breathe. Aside from that, adding natural and organic elements in your house can add more appeal and décor if compared to a boring air purifier.

Below are plants that can provide both protection and charm in your home:

English Ivy

Benefits: English Ivy provides the best air purification among other plants, and it also provides a timeless and regal look in your home. This plant is ideal for homes that shelter pets too, for it removes fecal matter and pesticides in your home’s atmosphere; however, you might want to keep them out of reach from your pets for they are poisonous to animals.

How to care: Grow English Ivys in moist soil and cold temperature.

Rubber Plant

Benefits: Rubber plant, though it doesn’t necessarily sound cleansing, are great in purifying your house’s air for it emits high oxygen content. Their leaves also provide a unique look that you can find very interesting to incorporate in your home.

How to care: Essentially, rubber plants are low maintenance – they require indirect sunlight and is only urgent to water whenever the soil is dry. The plant is also poisonous to both dogs and cats.

Lady Palm

Benefits: This plant provides a very tropic vibe to your home, and also gives you the benefit of having several toxins repelled.

How to care: Lady palms thrive whenever provided with indirect sunlight, and at comfortable temperatures (ranging from 60 to 80 degrees. Avoid using fertilizers, and make sure to refresh them every two years.

Bamboo Palm

Benefits: It removes almost the same toxins as the Lady Palm while acting as an organic dehumidifier. Bamboo palm also finds significance in Feng Shui, where its stalks are associated with prosperity.

How to care: Bamboo palm grow well in indirect sunlight, in rich soil and comfortable temperatures. Provide them with room temperature water whenever the soil begins to exhibit dryness. Also, make sure that your pot has drainage.


Benefits: Lilyturf can provide your home a certain type of charm because of its lavender-colored blooms, and it also gets rid of dangerous toxins.

How to care: Provide your Lilyturf with enough mix of sun and shade, water and care, then you already have a happy plant.

Spider Plant

Benefits: Spider Plant can take away 90% formaldehyde, toluene, and carbon monoxide in just 48 hours.

How to care: As low maintenance plants, Spider Plants will thrive just well and fine if you provide them with moist soil, and keep them shaded in good areas.

Barberton Daisy

Benefits: This plant can be a very cheery detail to add to your home, but its best charm is its ability to combat harmful toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and other toxins. They also clean your home atmosphere overnight for they eat up carbon dioxide.

How to care: Barberton Daisy is at its optimum state whenever it is bathed in natural sunlight. However, you have to make sure that you keep its soil moist.

Dwarf Date Palm

Benefits: These Asian palms can grow up to 6 to 12ft indoors whenever provided with proper care. Its features can make your home more appealing while it does its work to remove harmful toxins.

How to care: These plants are not much to maintain, for they only require moist, and well-draining soil, and natural sunlight.

Moth Orchid

Benefits: These plants are the best when it comes to repelling xylene and toluene.

How to care: Moth Orchids can be hard to take care of. They should be watered once a week, and kept in humid, and well provided with sunlight.