Get plants to do the dirty work. Certain types of houseplants are great home air filters. After the dust settles from Spring Cleaning Week, pick up some indoor plants to keep the air you breathe clean and clear.
Can't afford an indoor air purifier but still want to lighten the load on your lungs?
- It doesn’t take a forest to clean the air in your home, just one plant for every 10 square yards.
- Plants like Philodendrons and Peace Lilies absorb airborne pollutants, but cat-owners beware—some of these plants can poison your puss.
- Up the amount of toxins that your houseplants filter by removing the lower leaves and exposing more soil.
- Work your plants overtime. Mixing in orchids and other night-photosynthesizing plants creates a constant filtration system.
Heather has a problem: if she goes to the supermarket and sees wilting, sad, unloved houseplants for sale, she feels a compulsion to “rescue” them. Because of this, the air in her apartment is getting pretty clean, but it’s getting a little hard to navigate around the pots.
- ClassyGroundcovers - English ivy potted plants shipped to your doorstep ($71/24plants).
- LivingAir Cleaners - even your local Lowe’s knows.
- PlanetNatural - organic fertilizers and natural pest controls.
- Howto Grow Fresh Air - the top 50 plants that will purify your home or office($12).
- Plantsand Your Cat - complete rundown of plants cat-owners should avoid.