AIR PURIFYING PLANTS

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BROMELIAD

With leathery leaves and a pop of colour, the Bromeliad is a beautiful houseplant that is incredibly long-lasting. As well as helping to clean up the air in your home, these flowering plants love humid environments and are great when placed in the bathroom.

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IVY

This easy-growing perennial vine is particularly effective at reducing airborne fecal particles which makes it the perfect air purifying plant for your bathroom or en-suite. In addition, studies have shown that the ivy can also help combat mold levels in the home.

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FERN

With a shapely form and gracefully arching fronds, the Fern is perfect for the not-so-green-fingered as they don't require much care. Considered one of the most effective indoor air purifiers, they do exceedingly well when placed in low light areas.

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SPATH

A long-time favourite for houseplant lovers, the Spath is one of the top air purifying plants as it can help filter out certain harmful compounds. If you do plan on adding this one to your plant collection, it's worth knowing that it is poisonous to cats and dogs.

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SANSEVIERIA

With this plant in your bedroom, you're in for a great night's sleep. Also known as Mother-in-Law's Tongue, this yellow-tipped succulent releases oxygen at night, helping you to breathe better while sleeping.

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SPIDER PLANT

For those of you who are new houseplant parents, the resilient spider plant is the perfect choice. It will quietly battle toxins including carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the printing and rubber industries. If you have pets, this is one of the few houseplants that is non-toxic to animals.

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ALOE VERA

A healing aloe plant is a lovely addition to your kitchen windowsill, as it loves a sunny spot. While being on hand to soothe any kitchen burns, this succulent will be purifying the air of formaldehyde and benzene, found in varnishes, floor finishes, and detergents.

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ANTHURIUM

Perfect for adding a pop of colour to your room, an Anthurium is a great air purifying plant for beginners and city-dwellers. As well as having salmon-red, heart-shaped leaves, it's excellent at purifying the air.

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MARGINATA CANE

Trichloroethylene and xylene are amongst the pollutants fought by this spiky, slow-growing plant. The leaves have a bright red trim which add a flash of colour to your home.

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PHILODENDRON

Philodendrons are extremely easy to grow, and they clean the air of formaldehyde and xylene, a toxin found in glues and leathers.