The Best Indoor Plants to Purify the Air in Your Home

The Best Indoor Plants to Purify the Air in Your Home

Indoor plants are not only a great decorative tool, but adding some green into your home helps purify the air by filtering out everyday pollutants, while acting as a natural stress release. And who couldn't use a little stress release these days?! Whether you have a green thumb or not, there are many indoor plants to suit nearly any gardener's skill level. The Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that interacting with indoor plants can can reduce both physiological and psychological stress. Stephanie Horton, creator of the @botanicalblackgirl Instagram believes that "When you introduce plants into your life, it has a positive impact on your mental health—I can attest to that myself... Plants have kind of saved me, in a sense, because they give me the ability to calm my anxiety and refocus my energy into something more productive."


With several color and species varieties, these plantsare super easy to grow and can vine across your furniture. If you neglect them and they start to look sad and droopy a quick watering will pick them right back up!


Considered an easy going, low-maintenance plant, The Dracena is a great option because it can easily adapt to different light environments. With over 120 species of trees and shrubs, there is a Dracena for every decorative style.

Snake Plant

One of the easiest houseplants to grow, the snake plant is also one of the most attractive. The snake plant is one of those near-indestructible, hard-to-kill house plants that will survive in low light and with infrequent waterings.

ZZ Plant

With its wide, attractive, dark green leaves, boasts many favorable traits for offices and homes. ZZ plant tolerates neglect, is drought tolerant, and happily accepts low-light conditions.

Rubber Tree

This easy-care houseplant is an old favorite that’s great for newbie plant parents. Rubber trees are low-maintenance, but do love bright light. They’re fast growers with the right light conditions and can last 15 years or more with proper care.

Spider Plant

The spider plant is considered one of the most adaptable of houseplants and the easiest to grow. These tough plants tolerate lots of abuse, making them excellent candidates for newbie gardener.

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