Indoor Plants, Your Natural Air Purifiers

We’re all concerned about our air quality especially those of us who live in big, bustling cities as the adverse effects of pollution can take a toll on our health and wellbeing. So how can we improve our air quality at home and at work?

Check out these amazing air purifying plants that not only look stunning and turn any space into a green paradise but almost more importantly, improves the air quality for our loved ones and those around us.

Don’t just take our word for it, NASA (yes the space people) have completed years of extensive research on house plants to improve air quality. If you like science then here’s a fact for you, Tilandsias (commonly known as air plants) are capable of absorbing heavy metals like mercury, from the air!

 

Here’s our top five plants, which you’ll find available in our Garden Centres and on our website.

 

  1. Spathiphyllum (Peace lily)

An easy-to-care for plant, the Peace Lily purifies the air, thanks to its large and glossy leaves. Its pure white flower which shows year round makes this plant a great centre piece for most rooms. It is especially effective in bedrooms, living rooms and bathrooms. It’s a perfect gift for friends and family for any occasion.

Peace lily with its blooming white flowers

 

Plant Care:

  • Water weekly and keep soil moist (never let dry up)
  • Feed bright, indirect sunlight
  • Prune when leaves turn yellow/brown

 

  1. Chamaedorea seifrizii (Bamboo palms)

This elegant yet sturdy plant is great to cover bigger spaces in homes & offices. It’s a powerhouse when it comes to eliminating toxins and adds a healthy dose of moisture to the air.

A must have indoor plant

A must have indoor plant

 

Plant Care:

  • Keep the soil moist
  • Feed plenty of sunlight

3.Hedera helix (English Ivy)

This beautiful, evergreen climber plant is claimed to be the number one indoor houseplant by NASA, when it comes to air purifiers. It looks beautiful flowing from a hanging basket & can even be easily propagated by placing a cutting in water for just a few days.

Beautiful air purifying climbers

Plant care: 

  • Water generously during growth.
  • Grows well in small pots and prefers to be crowded.

4.Sansevieria trifasciata (Snake Plant)

Snake plant are a sturdy member of the succulent family. They can grow tall and long, up to two meters in height and maybe that’s the reason some even call it ‘Mother-in-laws tongue’.

Overall it’s a pretty low-maintenance plant & a perfect one for new gardeners. Just place it in the bedroom and enjoy a peaceful sleep, cause this little one will fill up your bedroom with oxygen, even at night!

The sturdiest of them all

 

Plant care:

  • Prefers bright light
  • Do not overwater

5.Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’

The Dracaena plant family are basically known to be great air-cleaners & ‘Janet Craig’ amongst them tops the list. These little ones can grow up to 15-ft in height and provide amazing air purification, cause bigger the plant, more the benefits!

Perfect corner plant

 

Plant care:

  • Indirect sunlight
  • Water weekly
Spathiphyllum  ''Peace Lily''
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35.00 AED

Spathiphyllum ''Peace Lily''