I admit I have unintentionally killed a few plants during my lifetime. I love plants but I don’t like taking care of them. This is why I thought it would be a great idea to compile a small list of low maintenance plants that also purify the air from chemicals such as formaldehyde.
Beware though, as most, if not all, of these plants, are not suitable for pets.
1- Snake Plant, I love this one because it absorbs more carbon monoxide than any other indoor plant. it emits oxygen and filters toxins from the air such as benzene and formaldehyde. It can go for a month without water and has a clean ‘architectural’ look.
2- Aloe Vera: Well I love this the most because of its healing beauty properties. The gel inside the leaves can be used to rub the skin and scalp with great effects. You can also mix this gel in the mixer with water and drink for numerous digestive benefits. It is also very low maintenance and easy to take care of.
3- Rubber Plant: This is one of the better-looking ones, the deep green and glossy leaves make it a lovely plant to have at home. Their large leaves can absorb airborne chemicals and break them down, rendering them harmless. They absorb exhaled carbon dioxide and convert it to breathable oxygen.
4- Philodendrun: It doesn’t need a lot of lighting and can tolerate infrequent watering. NASA found it to absorb toxins, such as nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde.
5-Dacaena: is probably one of the most sought after houseplants in the world. This plant has been linked to increased self-esteem, improved mood and sense of well-being, increased sense of stability and control as well as increased feelings of relaxation, calm and optimism. It also purifies the air. 6- Chinese Money Plant: It is believed that placing a coin in the soil of the plant will boost the money luck. They only require indirect light and infrequent watering, making it an easy plant for beginners. The money tree is also highly-rated as an air-purifier.
7- ZZ Plant: removes Toluene and Xylene from indoor air. Tolerates neglect and drought, also perfect for offices.
Which is your favorite?