9 Air Purifying Plants

Do you know that sometimes the simplest of acts can be the most rewarding for your health, such as adding a few air purifying plants into your house or office.

Years ago while I was studying natural building at Merritt College in Oakland, CA our teacher decided to show us a horrifying film about the air quality inside homes, buildings, and cars...

Well after watching this film let me just say that living in a tent started to feel quite inviting. But, I am Leo so that's not happening. (I like comfort and space is what I'm saying...)

So I started to seek natural  solution to help purify the air inside my home... During that time I was also very much into gardening and growing my food. I had a good understanding how plants help clean up the air quality.

So I started to research what plants would be best to use to help clean up the indoor air quality...

But first let me try and motivate (scare) you with some truths about the importance of good air quality...

Did you know that indoor air pollutants are ranked amongst the top 5 environmental risks to public health? Yup stagnant air mixed with chemicals and possible mold are found in most homes and buildings...

There is a even a health classification for it called " sick building syndrome". Some symptoms felt from this are headaches, dizziness, nausea, eye, ear and nose irritation.

What's the Solution to Having Cleaner Air? 

Other than buying an expensive air filter, it's house plants. But not just any house plants. If rounded up a list of 9 of the most effective plants that remove pollutants from the air.

How do plants better air quality?

Plants help absorb particulates in the air while picking up carbon dioxide and transforming it to oxygen. Even though most of the purifying is in the soil of certain plants. The carry microbes that help to breakdown these harmful substances.

Some Positive Effective You Might Feel By Simply adding this list of plant to you home are:

  • Better Moods
  • Lower Blood Pressure: Hospital patient with plants in there room experienced...
  • Improve mental alertness
  • Reduce Mental Fatigue

Below you'll find a list of the most effective air purifying plants and they are also some of the easiest plants to care for, so don't be intimidated if you don't have a green thumb. 

9 Air Purifying Plants

1. Aloe Vera

2. Spider Plant

3. Peace Lily​

4. Snake Plant


5. Gerbera Daisy

6. Golden Pothos 

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7. English Ivy

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8. Chinese Evergreen

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9. Bamboo Palm


Your home is sanctuary and you should be able to feel safe and healthy in it. No need to feel sick due to some pollutants in your air when all you have to do is buy a few of these plants to better the air quality.

So please do your health a favor and go gets some of these plants. And if you already have some of these in your home or office your awesome! Let me know in the comments below​ which ones you have or if you have any question about how to care for them.

Sebastian Muenda



Sebstian Muenda

I have dedicated the last 16 years of my life to health, fitness, and spirituality. I have taught classes, have a private practice and have opened up past businesses to support the community in reaching their highest potential within health, fitness, and spirituality.