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8 Eco-Friendly Plants To Clean-Up Your Home Air

Wondering how to make the air quality in your home better? House plants are a great way to liven up your home. Not just physically but also spiritually. Our homes are our sanctuary, it’s where we spend most of our time. It should radiate nothing but positive energy, clean air and good vibes. Which is exactly why you should get some house plants for your house.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

According to NASA, this should be the at the top of your list when it comes to eco-friendly, low-maintenance plants that are the best at filtering out your air.
Medium, indirect sunlight.

Average humidity. Medium water.

Golden Pothos (Epiprumnum Aeureum)

This plant is one of the fastest growing house plants ever. Pair that with its ability to suck out the carbon in your air and it’s a home run. This should definitely make it onto your house plant list.

Low sunlight, indirect. Low water and average humidity.

Scarlet Star Bromeliad

Close up of the Scarlet Star Bromeliad - A great plant to make air quality better
Scarlet Star Bromeliad

These flowers are great for humid environments. So if you live in a tropical environment, this one is for you. You can also put them in the bathroom as they will suck the humidity right out from the air.

High, indirect sunlight, low water, high humidity.

Spider Plant (Chromophytum comosum)

Chromophytum comosum

The spider plant is one of the most common houseplants ever. They are aesthetically pleasing to look at, eliminate carbon and are super low maintenance. They are climbers so they don’t get too big.

Medium, indirect sunlight, moist soil, average humidity.

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

Nephrolepis exaltata is good plant for better air quality in your home
Nephrolepis exaltata

Also, one of the more common houseplants these lil nuggets propagate right out of their pot so feel free to separate the roots into multiple pots. They are low maintenance and great for the environment.

Medium, indirect sunlight. low water, high humidity.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera can be used for many things, also create a better home environment
Aloe Vera

One of the most useful plants you can grow in your house. Not only will they clean the air but are also come in handy when you need to replenish your skin or go on a detox.

At least 4 hours of direct sunlight, medium water, low humidity.

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema modestum)

Aglaonema modestum

This one is known to bring you good fortune. No, seriously NASA scientists proved that it bring you good fortune. It has been termed as the “lucky plant”. It thrives in low sunlight so feel free to liven up some corners of your house with this.

Low, indirect sunlight, low water, average humidity.

Janet Craig (Dracaena deremensis)

Dracaena deremensis

A versatile, low effort plant that thrives in any environment. Low sunlight, high direct sunlight, it doesn’t matter! This one will still clean your air out. It fills out a room and looks nice. A great choice for large rooms.

Low to bright sunlight, low water, average humidity.

Bonus Tips

Don’t have a green thumb? Let’s teach you how to be a plant caregiver with this tips and products.

So basically, all plants need tree things: Water, Nutrients and light. But I know – remembering to water the plants can be a challenge – thats why I can not recommend enough a self watering system or self watering pots.

Self watering pot - highly recommended for us with not particularly green fingers
T4U 5.5 Inch Self Watering pots with water level indicator

Then your green babies need nutrition. Most pros recommend giving the plants some extra fertilizing once a month. Start by purchasing an organic, water-soluble plant food – I appreciate this product: This fertilizer is concentrated and eco-friendly:

Organic fertilizer

GROW is a fertilizer made from liquid seaweed concentration. It contains 65+ trace minerals and hormones to boost your houseplants’ general health and growth!

Light designed for plants

If you have your plants in a place where there is very little daylight you definitely should sprinkle them with some artificial plant light. Let me be honest with you – I think most of them are ugly, but I found this one that looks kind of OK

So there you have it – There is no longer any excuse NOT making your life greener 😉

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