Here in Salt Lake, seeing the air pollution that we’re breathing in can get pretty depressing. Limiting driving or carpooling, using public transportation, and trying to avoid idling your car all help clean out the air, but what to do in your own home? You can always buy an air purifier, but you can also incorporate greenery into your home as a way to naturally clean your air. Below are some of the best houseplants for clean air.
via Foodie Gardener
Aloe Plants: These plants not only clear the air of pollutants from chemical cleaning products, they also have gel in the leaves that can be used to help heal cuts and burns. Aloe grows best with lots of sun, so a window sill with direct sunlight is an ideal place for this plant to live.
English Ivy: Considered one of the best air-filtering houseplants, the English Ivy is extremely easy to grow. This plant grows well in moderate temperatures and medium sunlight.
via House Beautiful
Rubber Tree: This is a great plant for an empty corner of your home. Rubber Trees are super easy to grow in dim lighting and cool climates.
via Types of Flowers
Gerber Daisy: These bright flowers need direct sunlight every and pots that have drainage holes. Mist their leaves a couple of times a week and enjoy a pop of color in your home.
Bring some plants into your home and breathe easy knowing that you are doing what you can to clean your air.
What tips do you have on keeping your plants alive? What houseplants do you have?