• Shruti GOCHHWAL

7 indoor plants to help reduce pollution levels at home

A Indoor pollution can lead to various breathing difficulty and lung issues in human beings. Many people die worldwide due to poor air quality indoor and outdoors. Delhi/NCR region is notorious for being surrounded by a thick blanket of pollution. Many lung diseases like COPD, asthma occur due to pollution. Government is constantly making efforts to reduce it.

Indoor air is filled with many pollutants like formaldehyde, benzene etc. indoor air pollution is especially harmful for very sensitive people. Lot of studies from NASA indicate that indoor plants purify the air naturally and remove the air pollutants. They help in providing you with clean and fresh air.

Benefits of Indoor Plants

There are many health benefits of keeping indoor plants apart from the air quality they improve. Some of them include:

  1. Make you sleep better

  2. Helps you fight colds

  3. Help you focus better

  4. Improve your wellbeing

Snake Plant

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snake plant


This indoor plant resembles like a snake, and hence the name. it is very convenient to grow and keep in your house. Just water it once a month and it will last you long.  It eliminates air pollutants like formaldehyde, benzene etc. from the air. Thus, purifying the home air and filling it up with oxygen.

It is ideal to keep it at your bedside as its look beautiful and cleans up the air.

Rubber Plant

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A rubber plant


Rubber plants has very large beautiful leaves. It removes many air pollutants and does not need much maintenance. It converts carbon dioxide present in the into oxygen. You can water it more or even less, it doesn’t matter. It can grow and become huge. It is pet friendly and does not harm the pets at home.

The Spider Plant

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spider plant


A plant that grows very rapidly is the Spider plant. It helps you get rid of ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde and other harsh chemicals from the air. They can be kept indoors either in your drawing room or bedroom. They are easy to handle and very beneficial. So, go ahead and keep it and breathe a clean and fresh air.

Aloe vera plant

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An aloe vera plant


Aloe vera is full of benefits. It is known to heal the skin, filter the air and remove the pollutants. Also, It loves sunlight and a little water. It is easy to grow and becomes thick and succulent with time. Plant it in your office or house and improve the quality of your life.

Bamboo palm

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A bamboo palm


Bamboo Palm is a beautiful plant with indoor air cleansing properties. It can remove air irritants is like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene. It really changes the air quality and make life liveable.

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata v. Bostoniesis)

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boston fern


Boston fern is usually hung in the patios or balconies. It removes formaldehyde and xylene from the air. With a little mist and sunlight, this plant goes a long way. It is a great plant that fills the air with oxygen besides enhancing the house décor.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

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peace lily


Removes a variety of air pollutants and can be kept anywhere in the house. Just water them once a week and they will keep you happy. Beautiful white flowers can be grown when fertilizers are added.

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