Decorating with air-purifying plants is an easy and inexpensive way to enhance the air quality in your home. Take a look at these 5 household plants that give back.

1. Peace Lily

Not only are peace lilies one of the most popular plants to grow indoors, but they naturally purify the air in your home. This air cleaning plant can actually remove harmful toxins right from the air such as toluene, xylene, benzene, and trichloroethylene. Easily and effortlessly improve the air quality in your home with peace lilies.

Peace Lily Photo Credit: Audrey (Flickr).

Photo Credit: Audrey (Flickr).

2. Gerber Daisy

Gerber daisies remove toxic chemicals in the air like trichloroethylene, which is commonly found in household products. Enhance air quality by adding these colorful flowers to your home. Place in window seals or sunny areas, as they require a lot of sunshine to bloom.

Gerber Daisy Photo Credit: Rona Proudfoot (Flickr).

Photo Credit: Rona Proudfoot (Flickr).

3. Bamboo Palm

Bamboo palm commonly known as the Butterfly Balm or Areca Palm is another household plant that gives back. Having this plant in your home not only improves air quality, but fights harmful toxins including carbon monoxide, benzene, and formaldehyde. With bamboo palm, you can enjoy the amazing benefits of clean and healthy air!

Bamboo Palm Photo Credit: Tim Evanson (Flickr).

Photo Credit: Tim Evanson (Flickr).

4. Boston Fern

Get clean air and spruce up your home by adding more greenery. Also known as the air purifying plant, boston ferns absorb harmful toxins in the air including; formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene. Get green and breathe in fresh clean air.

Fern Indoor Plant Photo Credit: Sportactive (iStock).

Photo Credit: Sportactive (iStock).

5. Aloe Vera

If you’re trying to remove pollutants from the air you’re breathing in, the consider adding aloe vera plants to your home. Keep in mind aloe vera plants are poisonous to dogs and cats, so this may not be a good fit for pet owners.

Aloe Vera Plants Photo Credit: Luke Jones (Flickr).

Photo Credit: Luke Jones (Flickr).

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