Here are some plants you can grow indoors. You don’t need a huge terrace or balcony, all you need is a little space right inside your home for these beautiful and air purifying plants.
Plants below are effective at removing benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia from the air—chemicals that have been linked to health effects like headaches and eye irritation.
1. Areca Palm : The plant is useful in filtering xylene and toluene from the air. It also works effectively as an effective humidifier. Water enough to keep the soil moist and let it dry a little between watering in winter.
2. Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) : This very useful plant clears formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and other toxins.The best spot to keep this plant is a sunny window. Aloe in full shade will not thrive. Also, if you have just repotted the plant, do not water it for two to three days - wait for the roots to settle.
3. Indian Basil : Commonly known as Tulsi, growing this plant is a no-brainer. Seen thriving even after little-to-no maintenance, this plant has a number of medicinal properties. In addition, it helps in purifying the air and improves air quality.It requires regular sunlight, so the best place to keep this plant would be a sunny window. All you need to do is water it regularly (but be sure not to over-water) and watch it thrive.
4. Dracaena : This plant does not require direct sunlight and can grow up to 12 feet in height, so make sure it is planted at a spot that allows enough space to grow. Also, you can control its height by pruning.
5. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): This lovely plant combats benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the leather, rubber and printing industries. The plant derived this unique name due to its uniquely-shaped leaves, which dangle like spiders on a web.
6. Snake plant : The plant is best suited for bathrooms since it filters out formaldehyde, which is commonly found in personal-care products. It is one of the top air-purifying plants identified by NASA. This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.this plant is also called mother-in-law’s tongue or Saint George’s sword.
7. Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina) : This leafy plant helps against emissions from curtains, carpets and furniture. The weeping fig initially takes time to grow, but once it is in complete form, it can grow up to 10 feet. One thing you should keep in mind is to not move this plant around too much - its leaves can shed easily. Place it in a bright, indirect light and let it stay there. Also, keep it away from direct cold or hot air from doorways as this also causes leaves to fall. It is a long-lasting plant, you can enjoy its beauty for many years.
8. Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa)
9. Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
10.Rubber Plant (Ficus robusta)
11. English Ivy (Hedera helix)
12. Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii)
13. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata “Bostoniensis”)
14. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
15. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
16. Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)
17. Syngonium (Syngonium podophyllum)
18. Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia “Exotica Compacta”)
19. Schefflera / Umbrella Plant (Schefflera arboricola)
20. Heart-Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron Oxycardium)
21. Dwarf Banana
22. Elephant Ear Philodendron (Philodendron domesticum / tuxla)...