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Purify the air in your home with depolluting indoor plants

Pollution is often much more present than we think, whether in the air we breathe or simply on our clothes or certain objects. Glues, paints, laminated wood furniture, inks, household products, smoke from stoves and cigarettes are all pollutants. Depolluting plants can act as indoor air purifiers, cleaning up polluted air. In this article, we take a look at some highly effective plants for purifying the air in your home.

Purify the air in your home with depolluting indoor plants


The principle of bio-purification is simple: plants “breathe” through a phenomenon called photosynthesis, which enables them to naturally reduce CO2. In addition to this phenomenon, certain flowers and plants have the ability to purify the surrounding air. This is known as “bio-purification”. These “depolluting” plants capture chemical compounds via their leaves, transforming pollutants, degrading them and producing organic matter. They also emit CO2, but this is much healthier than what they previously absorbed, increasing and improving ambient humidity, oxygen levels and air quality.

Depolluting plants for your living room

  • Cactus

The cactus is the plant that absorbs waves. Today, there are many devices that emit waves in the home: computers, household appliances, telephones, televisions, and so on. To reduce their effects on our health, we opt for a cactus that we place near our computer or TV screen to let the plant absorb the electromagnetic waves.

  • Ivy

This climbing plant adapts perfectly to interior environments, such as lack of light. It absorbs chemical pollutants, as well as mold and pollen. It also has other virtues for your home, as it eliminates carbon monoxide and formaldehydes (emanating from wallpaper, boilers and cigarette smoke).

  • Spathiphyllum

Also known as moonflower, this plant is as elegant as it is practical for your home. Its leaves remove and detoxify the toughest solvents and volatile products, such as ammonia and benzene, eliminating all toxic substances from the air.

  • Chlorophytum, also known as spider plant

Eradicates most pollutants, with a particular focus on carbon monoxide. It will be very useful against combustion heating and other detergents. This plant is particularly effective against tobacco smoke.

Depolluting plants for your bedroom

Certain depolluting plants also have an impact on the quality of our sleep and our ability to reduce stress. The air in our bedroom can be particularly polluted by numerous pollutants. That’s why we’ve listed a few plants for a healthier bedroom every day :

  • Saint Paulia

This plant is highly effective, absorbing the pentachlorophenol released by wood, which is often very present in bedrooms. It also has the power to temper the dryness of the air in the room.

  • Aloe vera

Aloe vera is very easy to care for. It’s no secret that it has a number of virtues: like the cactus, it is said to combat electromagnetic waves from computers and televisions, as well as dust mites. It’s also one of the plants best able to regenerate oxygen in a room.

Depolluting plants for your kitchen

You can also install indoor plants in your kitchen to combat pollutants and odours. They’ll enhance the room and decorate your interior.

  • Anthurium and sansevière

This plant will be useful against ammonia or trichloroethylene present in household products. You can also use sansevière (also known as mother-in-law’s tongue), which is effective against benzene to absorb this volatile colorless liquid, smoke, plastic and resins. Also known as “mother-in-law’s tongue”, it has stiff, vertical leaves and adapts easily to your interiors. Be sure to place it in rooms such as the kitchen, living room or dining room, so that it captures as much benzene and tobacco smoke as possible.
In short, these few depolluting plants will seduce you with their benefits in your daily life to improve air quality and create a healthy, serene environment.

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by  Clara Peray