Three (3) Air-Purifying Plants You Should Have Around Your House

Naturally, plants induce some cool and serene sensation around their environment; although, plants are known to supply the earth oxygen required for sustaining everything that lives on the earth’s surface. Aside from carrying out this primary function, some plants actually purify the air in their surroundings.

I am sure you would have encountered these air-purifying plants in homes, offices, and public places; perhaps you assumed they were there just for the beautification of the environment. Your thoughts were the same as mine until I met a botanist that explained their primary function.

You would agree with me that as the day gets older and busier, the impurities around the environment increase. These impurities are microscopic and cannot be seen with the naked eyes; this is why nature has blessed the earth with these air-purifying plants to save us the stress of sanitizing the environment against impurities. These plants do justice to that.



After my discussion with the botanist, I was able to identify 3 plants that help purify the environment naturally at zero cost. I also tried getting their botanical name for quick identification in case you are not familiar with their common names. The air-purifying plants are:

1. Areca palm plant

Areca palm, botanically known as Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, also called yellow palm or butterfly palm, is one of the most popular indoor and air-purifying plants tolerant of the indoor environment.

Areca palm plant
Areca palm, Chrysalidocarpus lutescens

This plant improves the indoor air quality by releasing moisture into the air and removing toxins, among other benefits. The areca palm has been tested and rated among the best indoor plants for removing all indoor air toxins.

2. Mother-in-law’s tongue plant

Mother-in-law’s tongue, botanically known as Sansevieria trifasciata, also called the snake plant, is a great indoor plant that greatly helps to improve indoor air quality. People think the Mother-in-law plant is poisonous. No. it is not; all it does is to absorb air pollutants and refresh the oxygen present at home.

Mother-in-law tongue plant
Mother-in-law tongue, Sansevieria trifasciata

3. Money plant

Money plant, botanically known as Epipremnum aureum, is an indoor plant that helps to humidify and purify the home, creating a cool sensation around its station. This plant is superstitiously believed as a lucky plant that brings wealth, health, happiness and positive vibes in the house.  

Money plant
Money plant, Epipremnum aureum

These plants are natural humidifiers that purify the air within their environment by absorbing toxins and unfriendly chemical compounds around the home, fortifying the home with fresh oxygen day and night.

There is actually no perfect way to live longer than ensuring everything that goes into you is fresh and uncontaminated. These air-purifying plants are sources of fresh air and coolness of the environment always; try them and see how healthy you would be always.

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Author: Agbabiaka Abdulquadri

3 thoughts on “Three (3) Air-Purifying Plants You Should Have Around Your House

  1. Thanks for the information, it’s an eye opener and a discussion of interest to anyone who value his health and environment, but pls do more justice by providing us pics of other plants

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