It’s official: indoor plants are having a major interiors moment (looking at you, fiddle leaf fig). But while plants like Devil’s ivy are undoubtedly stylish green-leafed additions to any space, they also possess the power to purify the air around you. Here, we’ve rounded up three of our favourite indoor plants that simultaneously remove toxins from your home. Because, a healthy home is a happy home.
SNAKE PLANT/MOTHER IN LAW’S TONGUE
One of the most resilient indoor plants of the bunch (you can leave it in your bedroom with low light, only watering it occasionally, and it will continue to thrive), the mother-in-law’s tongue is not only rich in colour, but toxin-fighting qualities, too.
According to research conducted by NASA, the mother-in-law’s tongue, also known as the snake plant, filters a chemical called formaldehyde, which is commonly found in cleaning products.
Not only that, this plant, differentiating from its green-leafed counterparts, absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen – perfect for purifying the air in your bedroom while you’re sleeping.
This easy-to-keep beauty – it doesn’t require direct sunlight, but the soil should be kept moist – doubles as a lean, green toxin-obliterating machine.
All while sitting pretty in your bathroom or living room, Devil’s ivy, also known as golden pothos, fights against nasty toxins like xylene, benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. Just be sure to keep this plant out of reach of your cat or dog; when ingested, Devil’s ivy is toxic to pets.
When it comes to plants that remove toxins from the air, you can’t go past the elegant, simple-to-keep peace lily.
In all its white-and-green glory, this popular houseplant, which thrives without too much watering and little sunlight, works to naturally cleanse your home of pollutants like acetone – a nasty carcinogen inherent in polishes and paints.
Like Devil’s ivy, it’s best to keep this plant away from your pets.
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