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3 Best Air-purifying Plants

By Isny Dewi R

09 November 2020

Indoor plants that also can purify the air.

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Do you want to try caring for houseplants to beautify your home or room? If so, you may want to consider caring for indoor plants that also can purify the air. Want to know what those plants are? Here they are!
 
1. Snake Plant
In Indonesia, this plant is known as Lidah Mertua. Snake Plant is one of the most favorited houseplants because it is easy to maintain and does not need to be watered every day, making it suitable for beginners. In addition, this plant also has unique shape with beautiful colors and can be placed in any corner of your house. The types also vary, some can grow to be tall, some are small. While the color, some are dark green, but some are combined with yellow or white.
 
According to research by NASA Clean Air Study in 1989, Lidah Mertua can work as an Air-purifier. This plant works to clean the air by absorbing toxins through its leaves and producing oxygen. Uniquely, when other plants release carbon dioxide at night, Snake Plant continues to produce oxygen.
 
2. Golden Photos
This indoor plant is perfect for those of you who love vines. With shiny green color, Golden Photos or Sirih Gading can create shady atmosphere in your home. You can plant them in soil or in water. This plant will look even more beautiful when it's dangling down. 

Interestingly, Sirih Gading also functions to reduce pollutant gases that arise from trash bins and gas cylinders, as well as reduce dust on carpet or sofa at home. Golden Photos is generally sold at affordable price. Maintenance of this indoor houseplant is also easy, as it doesn't need to be watered every day and will keep growing even in the dark, which is the reason why it has another name for Devil's Ivy.
 
3. Peace Lily
The Peace Lily has small leaves and likes humid condition with sufficient sunlight. This plant also has white flower that will appear for several months in spring. Not only that, according to research by NASA, Peace Lily can absorb harmful substances such as benxene, formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, and carbon monoxide. This indoor plant can also absorbs harmful acetone vapors and keep the air around them clean.

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