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7 Detoxifying Plants for Your Living Space

In the midst of quarantine and prolonged-time inside, it’s easy for air to get stagnant indoors and accumulate with toxins that leave you feeling stuffy and dizzy. That’s where houseplants come in! Any plant lover with an urban jungle of their own can confirm that plants really do improve air quality. A NASA experiment back in 1989 found that indoor plants can rid the air of toxins and dangerous compounds like formaldehyde and benzene. Here are 7 detoxifying plants that will get you through this indoor-sy period!

Aloe Vera

The aloe plant loves a nice sunny spot and other than purifying the air, it also makes for it’s healing properties. Have it in the kitchen, and it will rescue you from your cooking burns as well as removing toxins from dish washing soap.

Spider Plant

For houseplant newbies, the resilient spider plant is perfect for you! It battles away toxins from solvents found in prints and rubber.


From shelves to hanging hooks, there is a degree of construction needed to perfect your urban jungle. With home improvement materials comes harmful chemicals. Grab a dracaena plant and this spiky guy will fix the air for you.

English Ivy

The English Ivy was recommended in one of the top 10 air-purifying plants in NASA’s study. Whether you grow them up as a vine or trailing down from a hanging pot, they don’t need much light so is perfect for filtering those smelly bathrooms!

Rubber Plants

The large surface of the leafy rubber plant absorbs all those nasty airborne chemicals. This tough guy can survive in less light than most plants and is also known to eliminate bacteria and mold spores in the air.

Peace Lily

Even if you don’t have the greenest thumbs, the Peace Lily is easy to care for and doesn’t need much light. Put it around your study area to detoxify the air and feel your concentration coming back again!

Bamboo Palm

Tall and narrow, the Bamboo palm can grow up to 4 meters high making them massive air-detoxifying machines! They would make a great addition to your urban jungle and is also pet-friendly.

Never underestimate the power of common house plants and we hope you’ll have a toxin-free urban jungle! For more articles like this, subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news on #plantculture!


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