It’s about time we approach the pollution problem from the inside-out.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the “pollution indoors can be 2-5 times worse than outdoor air”. Indoor plants are a great solution for natural air purification. They can absorb up to 90% of the air’s harmful elements and molds (according to a NASA study).

There are many species of indoor plants that require minimal light, and are even (basically) impossible to kill. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be hung high or low. In this article, we’ll talk about a few indoor plants we recommend for air purifying.

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For allergy sufferers, try the Snake Plant

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Travelers, this may be the plant for you; they don’t need to be watered very often and can be in a wide variety of air temperatures. It's also a great gift - dress it up with a fancy planter, or dress it down in a concrete one!

Snake Plant Care

Water: Every 2-6 Weeks

Soil: Well-draining potting soil

Light: Medium, indirect sunlight

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For those of you who can’t keep anything alive, definitely try Devil’s Ivy

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Devil's Ivy is extremely easy to care for - some even say they "thrive on neglect". Indoors the vines can crawl to lengths of 30", even in little light.

If you have pets, this might not be the best plant for you, unless you plan on hanging it high! When ingested, this ivy is known to be poisonous for cats and dogs (hints the name Devil's Ivy).

Devil's Ivy Care

Water: As needed

Soil: Well-draining potting soil

Light: Bright, indirect sunlight

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For the people that have an empty corner they need to spruce up, the Majesty Palm is for you.

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This graceful indoor plant grows slowly and becomes more elegant in time. Majesty palms will thrive in large, bright rooms, which makes it a great choice for purifying open living areas and entrances. Aside from purifying the air, the majesty palm is great for humidifying the air as well!

Care

Water: Keep the soil damp

Soil: Well-draining soil

Light: Bright, indirect sunlight

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Yes, indoor plants are outstanding natural air purifiers and humidifiers, but they also double as a stunning accent for any home, a sustainable solution for those with allergies, and a perfect gift.

You can't go wrong when you go green!

Let's take action and work towards the goal of a cleaner planet by planting an indoor plant!