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Plants to Purify Your Home

Plants, whether they are indoor or outdoor plants, are not just chosen for decorative purposes. Plants are not only attractive, but if you choose to dig a little deeper, you will learn that plants are good for your overall health and benefit as they reduce stress, thus promoting your well being. Here are some of the top plants choices to help you purify your home.

Peace Lily

While the name of the plant itself is already enough to give you a sense of calm, its benefits will provide more than just that. The peace lily plant is relatively small compared to most options in this article but just to let you know, it's still a contender when it comes to air cleaning ability. This plant is able to remove pollutants such as ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.

Peace lilies are easy to grow and have flowering fragrant blooms throughout most of the summer season. They grow best kept in shady areas with moist soil, as it is not a plant that needs too much watering.

A tiny bit of caution though, peace lilies contribute a slight tinge of floral fragrance in the air and releases pollen, so if you are allergic, you might not want to have a dozen of these scattered around your apartment.

Aloe Vera

This plant is not just edible and have a variety substantial health and beauty claims, aloe vera is also easy to care for. You just simply need to let the water drain from the soil so that doesn't stay wet. That's it.

Aloe vera leaves contain a jelly-like liquid that is loaded with enzymes and vitamins, too. This plant is also antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and is a good first aid treatment for wounds. The aloe vera plant also has the ability to remove formaldehyde from your home's air.

Bamboo Palm

This plant is not only aesthetically pleasing with the ability to grow 12 feet in height, I'm pretty much sure that there's a logical reason why the bamboos are always associated with zen. This plant is a superstar when it comes to filtering formaldehyde from the air probably because of its full height potential.

The bamboo palm is also pet-friendly and is very much low maintenance. It thrives well in sun or full light, unlike the peace lily. The bamboo palm also has the ability to filter benzene and trichloroethylene.

Snake Plant

Snake plant, or also known as the mother-in-law's tongue, is not only low maintenance (as most of the plants in this article are) but also one of the hardest plants to kill. It prefers drier conditions and some sun, requiring little watering.

This well known plant can filter the following pollutants: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene.

Boston Ferns

Boston ferns are aesthetically pleasing, having a natural graceful arching habit that looks perfect when planted in a hanging basket.

According to a study made way back in 2010, boston ferns are one of the best plants when it comes to purifying your home's air from formaldehyde.

Boston ferns are also low maintenance, requiring minimal sunlight and watering.

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