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9 Plants that are Great for Purifying Indoor Air

One of the questions we get asked a lot in the shop is, “Do plants actually purify the indoor air?” The answer is yes! Even if it’s just one or two plants, they work wonders for the quality of air in your home or office. They remove pollutants in the air and through photosynthesis, produce oxygen.

Here is a list of common houseplants that will have you breathing easy this winter, while your windows are shut tight against the cold air!

1. Spider plants.

Spider plants are great because guess what, they are so easy to take care of! They love bright, indirect light and like to dry out before being watered again, usually once a week. They also grow fast and make a lot of babies, so you can get lots of bang for your buck. Another great thing? They are non-toxic to dogs and cats.

2. Peace Lily.

If you don’t have the bright light suitable for spider plants, peace lilies are a great option. They do best in the shade and like to stay moist, but don’t like having wet feet, meaning make sure they aren’t sitting in water. This plant is toxic to dogs and cats, so be sure to place in an area where they are out of reach.

3. Snake Plant / Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

Another easy plant to care for! The snake plant only requires some sun and some water. Perfect for a forgetful plant owner. These are known to be mildly toxic to cats and dogs.

4. Aloe Vera

We all know aloe is good for sunburns, but it does much more than that! Aloe plants require a lot of bright light and like to dry out before being watered again. They do not like to sit in water, so make sure you have a pot that allows the water to drain. Aloe is toxic to cats and dogs, so be mindful of the placement of this plant.