4 best air cleaning indoor plants

indoor clean air is very important for every human being, There are so many reasons our indoor air quality gets worse or at least poor and is not healthy to live in. Before discussing indoor plants for clean air, that is very important to know the core causes of bad indoor quality.
smoking is one of the reasons that cause poor indoor air quality, it generates carbondyeoxide and makes air quality terrible.
Another prominent and common reason for poor indoor air quality is releasing heat and carbon from fireplaces and we can not get rid of fireplaces from our living rooms and office rooms, especially in winter seasons. These fireplaces not only generate heat it also causes to reduce oxygen from the indoor space.
Some other things that cause bad air quality are the use of an Oven, Air fryer, Stove, and Refrigerator heat—expired food smell.
Cleaning products, dirty toilet odor, toilet cleaning chemicals, new building materials, lack of ventilation or airflow in the house.
It can create an adverse effect on human being health, Some of the most common health effects caused by bad air quality include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, trouble concentrating, nausea, and irritated eyes, skin, throat, and nose. In more serious cases, exposure to indoor air pollution can cause asthma attacks, respiratory infections, heart disease, and even cancer.
With little effort, we can purify our indoor air with help of the below indoor plants inside,

1: Bamboo Palm- Butterfly Palm or Areca Palm

This is a shrub type of plant originating from Mexico and Central America but some plant experts claim this plant belongs to Madagascar, Botanists claims this plant does not truly represent the bamboo family. This plant has many names including Reed Palm, Clustered Parlor Palm, and Cane Palm, Bamboo Palm, Butterfly Palm, Areca Palm.

 It is also used for indoor interior decoration in hotels, Bars, offices, and houses. According to research, the life of this plant is 100 years,but many of its kinds which are kept as houseplants are 10 to 12 years. The length of this plant is 1foot to 10 feet This plant has many benefits, but the core benefit of growing as an indoor plant is cleaning the air.

If you plan to grow this indoor plant in your house or office, you should keep in mind that this plant prefers partial sun lights , but it can grow and manage in shady areas. It requires little fertilization and the soil of this plant pot should be drainy, and it does not tolerate water for long time. The Bamboo Palm- Butterfly Palm or Areca Palm can easily expose to different types of diseases and bugs, Certain insects, such as mealybugs, aphids, whiteflies, fungus gnats and scale can be treated with insecticide if necessary. Be careful and regularly check to Bamboo plam and provide pesticide regularly. If you plan to grow this plant in your house its great choices for the below benefits.

Bamboo palm -air cleaning plant
Bamboo palm -air cleaning plant

Benefit of Bamboo Palm- Butterfly Palm or Areca Palm

1: Its very helpful to purify the air,
2: It helps to remove toxic elements from the room
3: It helps to produce fresh air.
4: It helps to control the heat inside the room

2: bird’s nest fern

The majority of botanists recommend this indoor plant as an air cleaner. This plant originates from east Africa, Southeast Asia, and Australia its typically grown in palm trees and some other trees found in the tropical region, and its length ranges between 2 to 4 feet depending upon the circumstances and location indoors or outdoors.

Birds nest fern common pests and diseases are spider mites, foliar nematodes, shore flies, and fungus gnats, which can easily care for with insecticidal soap and neem oil spray. It can easily grow under moderate sunlight but if you observe its leaves are yellowish, you should provide some sunlight for a few days and it will recover soon.Repot Bird nest fern plant every year for its fast and better growth with powerful and fresh soil in pot.

bird’s nest fern plant belongs to the Aspleniaceae family and needs low maintenance and is easy to propagate. bird’s nest fern plant is rich in phenols and flavonoids. This indoor plant needs a bit different attention for healthy growth, which I mention below.

bird's nest fern air cleaning plant
bird’s nest fern air cleaning plant

Your bird’s nest fern plant will be healthy and stay strong in a humid environment. Use a water bottle to mist the fronds periodically, and add a layer of mulch over the soil surface to help it retain moisture. Feed your plant with a water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season, and repot every couple of years for better results.

Benefits of Bird nest Fern

1 : it is one of the best-recommended plant for purifying air
2: clean toxic elements in air.
3: Nasa,s favorite plant for cleaning formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air.
4: bird’s nest fern leaves can use to lower the fever

3: Weeping FIG -Ficus benjamin

Weeping  Fig is another favorite houseplant providing the best air purifying services. It belongs to the mulbery family but some plant expert claims it belong to the Moraceae family, and it originate from South East Asia and Northern Australia. In open air and jungle, its maximum length is 20 to 50 feet, and in Australia, in natural conditions, it reaches 100 feet with an average age of 20 to 30 years, and as the indoor plant is 5 to 10 feet and the average is 10 to 15 years vary from care to care and indoor conditions.

Weeping Fig is another name for Ficus Benjamina it’s an evergreen plant with broadleaves, Pets, Dogs and cats are very allergic to Weeping Fig, even if they touch it they can fell serious disorders, irritation, Vomiting, Etc. So before planning to grow weeping figs at home make sure your pet will be secure.

Weeping fig grow slowly, it require less water. Do not overwater it, its roots are sensitive, watering only when its soil surface is dry at least two inches deep. It requires less care as compared to some other houseplants, you can give water-soluble fertilizer in a month or later.

weeping fig air cleaning plant
weeping fig air cleaning plant

Benefits of Weeping Fig

There are many benefits of Weeping Fig here are some major benefits below.
1: Weeping fig is a great source to clean your indoor air.
2: It removes toxic elements from the air and reduces carbondyeoxide level in the room.
3: Its twigs and leaves are used as an insect repellent.
4: Weeping fig is not only purifying air it also works as an herbal when it comes to muscle pain, ulcers, fatigue, and piles.

4: English Ivy

English Ivy is another very stunning indoor plant that is very effective in the indoor air purification process naturally. This plant originates from Europe including Ireland, Scandinavian areas, Spain, and some parts of Northern Africa. It can grow 100 feet long in the natural environment and 8 to 10 feet high, But it can grow 10 to 15 feet long and 6 to 8 inches high in the indoor environment.

This plant needs regular fertilizer every month, preferably water-soluble fertilizers. English ivy is very fast growing but if you want faster growth you can provide plant booster to it which can be easily available from plant medicine shops. furthermore, it does not like much water so it only provides water to this plant when it is needed. According to Botanists, this plant is one of the longest age plants, the record age of this plant is 400 years and the average age of English Ivy is 100 years.

Excessive water or very little water can make English Ivry unhappy, and it is also easily suffer from Mealybugs, mites, aphids, whiteflies, and scales in this case best remedy is neem oil spray which is environmentally friendly otherwise you can buy pest control medicine from home garden medicine shop.

Benefits of English Ivy

1: Air-purifying plants remove VOCs such as benzene, toluene, octane, and trichloroethylene. English ivy is one of the best air-purifying plants.

2: It not only helps to maintain the temperature of the room it also helps humidifies the indoor air.

3: Its leaves are used to make extracts of medicines in many medicines

4: According to new research, many health experts claim it is also very helpful to treat eczema and psoriasis skin problems.

5: It also helps to treat joint pain, nerve pain, and swelling.

6: it helps in a better mood and better sleep as an indoor plant.

7: It helps to increase and generate new oxygen and remove toxic elements from the air.

Poisonous and Toxic Plant list

Finally, I would like to suggest some toxic indoor plants for pets, before growing below plants make sure your pets are safe and you can arrange safety plans for them in the future, especially for the dogs and pets. Some plants are partially poisonous and some are fully poisonous and toxic.
Christmas rose, Castorbean, Daphne, Dogbane, Elephant ear, Easter lily, Foxglove, Lantana, Larkspur, Lily of the valley, Monkshood, Oleander, Poison hemlock, Red maple, White snakeroot

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