Everyone has a couple of houseplants somewhere in their home and there are a number known to purify the air and absorb harmful pollutants from your indoor environment. Through photosynthesis, house plants pull volatile organic compounds (VOCs) out of the air and absorb them through their soil, therefore it’s best to trim the lower leaves, so that the soil can be exposed. My understanding is it’s good to have a cluster of plants located in one area rather than just one plant here and there. With everyone using electrical devices, paints, and household cleaners these days, it’s great to know that these houseplants act as filters and can literally clean and purify the air we breathe.
1. Bamboo Palm
This is one of the best houseplants out there for purifying the air, mainly because it can get rid of all sorts of chemicals and it’s an elegant choice too. It can handle the shady spots in the house, like dark corners and under the stairs, and it can eliminate carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, chloroform and more, making it the best choice for the laundry room, living room or bedroom.