There are many plants that can detoxify the air in your living spaces which can not only look lovely but work a little harder to clean the air you breathe in. After many years of research NASA recommended a list of plants which could remove any pollutants from the air and can act as natural purifiers that can detoxify your home from the airborne toxins, dusts and germs found around you. 

If you want to give your home a healthy breath of fresh air, here are some of the best air purifying plants.

 1. Zamioculcas zamiifolia  (Zanzibar Gem)

  • This plant does not require much care
  • Do not overwater the plant
  • Water it once in two weeks
  • Keep it away from direct sun
  • This plant can remove chemicals such as Toluene and Xylene

 2. Ficus elastica  (Rubber fig)

  • This plant grows well in moist soil
  • Keep this plant away from direct sun
  • This plant removes Formaldehyde gas efficiently

 3. Ficus lyrata  (Fiddle-leaf fig)

  • This plant doesn't only purify the air but it also reduces humidity
  • It  grows well in direct sunlight or bright places
  • Keep it in humid and warm places

 4. Dypsis lutescens  (Areca palm)

  • This plant doesn't require a lot of sunlight
  • It grows well in moist soil
  • Water it once in three days

 5. Monstera obliqua


  • Keep this plant in a shady area
  • This plant also removes Formaldehyde gas effectively
  • Keep this plant away from cats and dogs which can cause irritation

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