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5 Plants That Can Clean The Air Naturally

A clean and healthy living environment is everyone's need to improve the quality of life. But there are times when limited resources cause us to live in unhealthy dwellings such as lack of clean air circulation, exposure to hazardous substances to high levels of air pollution in the area where we live. This condition is then bad for health, especially disruption in the workings of our respiratory system.

There are several ways that can be used to improve air quality in our homes, one of which is to maintain ornamental plants that can be placed in the room, as well as a natural air purifier and oxygen producer.

Plants That Can Clean The Air Naturally


Some ornamental plants are known as oxygen-producing plants and can also absorb air pollutants. These plants are very suitable to be maintained indoors which of course also enhance the appearance of the room. What plants can we add to our home or office interior decor?

1. Sansevieria

The Sansevieria is commonly referred to as Snake Plant or Mother in Law’s Tongue. Sansevieria is an ornamental plant that can produce oxygen effectively. Can be placed inside the house and can grow well in conditions with little water and sunlight. Another uniqueness of this plant is that it can produce oxygen at night and help clean the air. This plant can effectively absorb toxic substances in the air such as benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon dioxide.

It is very easy to care for this Sansevieria, just water it once a week and put it near the window in the sun.

2. Yellow Palm or Areca Palm

Yellow palm plants (Dypsis lutescens) besides being beautiful to decorate the room are also very good at absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. Besides this plant is also actively absorbing harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, xylene and toluene. Yellow palms can be placed indoors with indirect sunlight that can enter through windows or other openings and need to be watered frequently.

If it grows well and is healthy, this plant can reach a height of about 6 meters and can be a point of interest in the room because of the beautiful branches and leaves.

3. Aglaonema

Aglaonema or also known as Chinese Evergreen is one of the plants that can be maintained indoors which also helps clean the air and produce oxygen. Aglaonema has many beautiful leafy variants with a variety of colors.

Aglaonema is a plant that is easily maintained and propagated with root cuttings or stems. Aglaonema treatment is to maintain soil moisture by frequent watering, because this plant requires high humidity. This plant can also be planted hydroponically and can be placed as a table or corner room decorator.

4. Money Tree or Pachira aquatic

This plant originating from Central America is widely cultivated in Indonesia as an ornamental plant, and it is said that this plant has a myth that can bring sustenance to its owner. That's where the name Money Tree came from. This plant is also widely cultivated with bonsai techniques and placed indoors as decoration.

This Money Tree can clean the air of harmful chemicals such as benzene formaldehyde, xylene and toluene. But even so, this plant is quite poisonous when eaten, so as far as possible put this plant out of reach of children and pets.

Care of this Money Tree is by watering once a week and placed in a shade. Do not expose plants to direct sunlight.

5. Spathiphyllum or Peace Lily

The Peace Lily plant is a plant of the Araceae family, native to the Southeast Asian region, with green leaves and stems and white flowers shaped like a spoon. Often used as an ornamental plant in the room that serves to clean the air and produce oxygen in addition to apparently beautiful. This plant is able to clean harmful substances such as benzene and formaldehyde.

Spathiphyllum will grow well when placed in a shaded place or not exposed to direct sunlight. Watering can be done once a week and to grow well so that soil moisture is always maintained.

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