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4 Houseplants That Can Purify Your Air


Houseplants in your Hutchins, Texas, home make your interior look good and feel fresh. But another great reason to have houseplants is that they purify your indoor air. The air inside your home is usually more polluted than outdoor air, and plants can purify and improve the quality of your home’s air. These four plants are excellent at removing pollutants from your indoor air to help you breathe easier.

Boston Fern

The Boston fern, with its feather-like leaves, tops the list as one of the most effective air purifiers. They grow relatively easily, preferring indirect light and a cool spot with high humidity. Keep your Boston fern alive and thriving by watering it daily and giving it a good monthly soak.

English Ivy

NASA scientists listed English ivy as the best air-filtering houseplant. It’s easy to grow and effectively absorb toxins. They prefer bright sunlight. Keep your English ivy moist and mist it with a spray of water now and again to keep it healthy and happy.


Chrysanthemums rank high for indoor air purification. They help to eliminate common volatile organic compounds such as benzene, xylene, and ammonia. A fresh pot of chrysanthemums produces a colorful display, with the flowers lasting around six weeks. Remember it’s the flowers that purify your air, so once they die down, either fertilize the pot and wait for spring for new growth. Or, better still, just get a new pot. Check the soil every other day, and keep it moist.

Snake Plant

The snake plant is a low-maintenance houseplant that is one of the hardest houseplants to kill. This is a great choice as an air purifier, as it absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night. It prefers drier surroundings and low light, making it a great plant for just about any room.

Contact Willard Heating, Cooling & Plumbing at 972-564-9785, we’ll help address your indoor air quality concerns to create a healthier, more pleasant home environment.

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