Best Air Purifying Plants For Home – Pet Safe.

Air Cleaning Plants… Cost us Nothing…but gives us the Very Essential thing we need for survival… “Clean Air” filled with Oxygen & Free from any Toxins.

Yet, We Don’t Take Advantage of them.

We have Prepared a Small List of Plants which are Most Effective in Removing Toxins from the Air & Still being Pet Safe. All of these plants can be found in the Study Conducted by NASA on Clean Air.

We have Removed the Plants Like,

1) Peace Lily.

2) Snake Plant.

3) Flamingo Lily.

4) Devil’s Ivy.

5) Chinese Evergreen.

As these Plants are also very Popular & Effective in removing toxins from the air, But These are Toxic to Pets when Ingested. If You don’t have pets or if you can make sure they don’t eat any part of the plant then, you should consider having them at your home.

Air purifying  + Pet Safe Plants

1) Bamboo Palm:-                                           

     (Chamaedorea seifrizii)

Bamboo Palm (chamaedorea seifrizii)
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Chamaedorea Seifrizii is Native to Mexico and Central America. Most Potted Palms need direct sunlight but Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea Seifrinzii) is an Exception to it & Grows in Low Light. It is very Well known for its Air Purifying Abilities.

Bamboo Palm Removes :-

1) Benzene – Found in Gasoline, Plastic, Fiber & in Glues.

2) Formaldehyde – Found in Clothing, Paints, Some Cosmetics. 

3)Trichloroethylene – Found in Furniture Polish & in Household Surface Cleaners.

  • Plant Care :-

1) It Likes to Stay Moist but, Don’t Overdo It.

2) Make Sure that Drain Holes are Not Clogged.

3) Cleaning The Plant Leaves with Soapy water will Protect them from Spider Mites.

2) Barberton Daisy:-

Barberton Daisy (gerbera jamesonii)
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       (Gerbera jamesonii)
                                                  

Native to Eastern Africa, This plant is very effective in cleaning the Indoor Air. It can sustain in wide Range of Temperatures, so no need to worry. This Plant also Looks beautiful than the other plants in this list. This Plant grows a Bright Colored Flower, which looks very refreshing and peaceful.

  • Barberton Daisy Removes:-

1) Benzene – Contains in Furniture Wax, Lubricants & Various Plastic Stuff.

2) Formaldehyde – Found in Cigarette Smoke, Paper Towel & Air Fresheners.

3) Trichloroethylene – Home Sanitation Products, Insecticides used in Home.

  • Plant Care:-

1) Well Drained Soil.

2) At least 2-4 Hours of Direct Sunlight.

3) Water the Plant When Top 1-2 Inches of Soil is Dry.

3) Boston Fern:-

Bostonfern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
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      (Nephrolepis exaltata)

 

Native to Tropical Regions throughout the World. It can reach up to 40-90 centimeters (16-35 inches) and in some extreme cases 1.5 meters (4 feet 11 Inches). This Plant was also mentioned in the Clean Air Study by NASA.

  • Boston Fern Removes:-

1) Formaldehyde – Found in Cosmetics, Clothing, Rug & Upholstery and, in Surface Cleaners.

2) Xylene – Contains in Paint Related Products, Shoe Polish & Cleaners.

3) Toluene – Present in Stain Removers, Glues & Inks.

  • Plant Care:-

1) Needs Cool Environment.

2) During Winter it Needs Misting on Its Surface to keep itself moist.

3) Make Sure the Soil is Damp.

 

4) Kimberly Queen Fern:-

Kimbely Quenn Fern (Nephrolepis obliterata)
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       (Nephrolepis obliterata)
        

This Fern is Originated in Australia but can be seen indoors worldwide. It’s Not as Popular as Boston Fern but it is Better Suited for Indoors. It’s not as Sensitive as Boston Fern towards humidity.

  • Kimberly Queen Fern Removes:-

1) Formaldehyde – Found in Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover & in Cigarette Smoke.

2) Xylene – Found in Wood office Work, Household Pesticides & in Floor Cleaners.

3) Toluene – Contains in Stain Removers, Paints, Glues & in Inks.

  • Plant Care:-

1) Needs Indirect Light or Direct Morning Sunlight is Fine.

2) Allow 2-3 Inches of top Soil to Dry before Watering.

3) Hard Water Will Give White Marks on Leaves if Given.

5) Spider Plant:-

Spider Plant (Chlorophytem comosum)
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(Chlorophytum comosum)

 

Native to Tropical and Southern Africa, It is one of the Plants which is very easy to grow Indoors, needing very Less Care. Spider Plant grows 60 cm high and has fleshy & Tuberous Roots.

  • Spider Plant Removes:-

1) Formaldehyde – Found in Clothing, Paints & in some Cosmetics.

2) Xylene – Contains in Shoe Polish and Floor Cleaners (which are very common at home)

3) Toluene – Different Inks, Glues, Paints & Stain Removers Contain Toluene.

  • Plant Care:-

1) Needs Indirect Sunlight.

2) Watering Needs in 1-2 Days.

3) Water the Plant after the top of soil dried enough.

 

If You Don’t have pets then you should check the Super Pack of Indoor Plants.

Main Takeaway…

While There are So Many Benefits of Having These Plants Indoor but, While Selecting them We should Take our pet’s Wellbeing into Consideration. The above list is of Plants Which are PET SAFE so Go ahead and BUY THEM To Make your Home a Toxins Free Place.

Happy Breathing…!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 thoughts on “Best Air Purifying Plants For Home – Pet Safe.”

  1. This definitely comes in handy. My son is sensitive to dust and it doesn’t help that we lived in a busy city. I’m trying to keep the air quality of my home clean and just installed a rack. I guess a spider plant will be nice as it’s pretty easy to grow.

    1. Hi Kenny, how are you…
      Go ahead with the spider plant it is very easy to grow, and I hope your son gets relief from his dust sensitivity after having spider plant at your home.
      stay tuned for more articles like this. take care.

      Vikrant B.

  2. These are all great suggestions and I was unaware that the spider plant was one of the plants that can help rid your house of toxins in the air. I used to have a huge spider plant =)

    I am curious though the Bamboo palm and Barterton Daisy, will they grow inside anywhere and if you don’t live where they are native to where can you get them?

    1. Hi Amanda,
      See, the Barberton daisy needs direct sunlight for at least 2 hours a day so it would be great if you put this plant in a window or in a balcony where sunlight comes. For Bamboo palm, it is not necessary for it to have direct sunlight.
      If you are having trouble finding these plants near you click on the Image of the plant so you would be able to buy it from Amazon.com

      Vikrant B.

  3. Great article, I didn’t new that so many plants can actually clean air from toxins. I think it’s very thoughtful that you have shared plants which are dangerous for pets, because I personally didn’t knew that those plants can be dangerous for my pet. I wan to ask you one question, I’ve read recently that some plants actually using a lot oxygen at night and not suitable to have in bedroom, are these plants safe to have them in bedroom?

    1. Hi Marius, Thanks for reading my article.
      Very good question, So the thing is as all living beings, plants also engage in respiration, the only difference is during the day when photosynthesis is going on the by-products of photosynthesis is Oxygen. During the night when there is no photosynthesis, plants release CO2. Plants release far more oxygen than they release CO2 so it’s still better to have them.
      As long as the positioning of plants goes I would recommend having them in the Living Room or in the kitchen or any place where No one sleeps during the night. The amount of CO2 produced during the night is very less so even if someone sleeps next to such plants there is no danger but for the maximum benefit, we follow the general rule of thumb of not sleeping near plants during Night.

      I hope this helps you.

      Vikrant B.

  4. Hi Vikrant
    This is really good article, as it has described for the need to have plants in our backyard or garden. And was impressed with the ready list of plants to go ahead, so it says me the time to do research and start quickly. Please keep sharing more articles.

    1. Thanks, Mihir.
      Searching for the right Indoor plants for your pets do take serious time, so to ease the search for pet lovers I went ahead, did my research and came up with the best group of indoor plants which are safe for pets.

      Vikrant B.

  5. Thank you very much for the very informative article. You give a good overview of the most relevant air-cleaning plants, so this saved me a lot of work! I have looked at this before but difficult to orientate in the jungle of everything on the internet. So thank you so much for taking the job of collecting this together. Now I can finally replace my air cleaner with natural plants and get clean air without paying expensive electricity.

    Looking forward to reading more on this site!

    1. Thanks, Erlend for reading my post.
      These plants do purify the indoor air but the amount of air they purify is very less, so there is no way they could ever replace air purifier.
      The motive behind having these plants at your home is to get purified air for almost ZERO cost, so I would not recommend you to replace your indoor air purifier. I hope this helps you.

      Vikrant B.

  6. I have the spider plant in my bedroom. Honestly I haven’t noticed any benefit but it looks great. I’m sure it helps me somehow.

    Very thoughtful that you include only pet safe plants. Appreciate it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Wei,
      You may not notice the sudden effects of the spider plant but trust me, from the day you kept that plant in your bedroom its been purifying the air for you, so don’t worry if you don’t see any benefits. those benefits are minor but take almost no effort.
      I would suggest you put that plant in the kitchen or in the living room, as during night when there is no photosynthesis going on plants release CO2, the CO2 amount is less so don’t worry much. Those plants release far more oxygen than the CO2.

      Vikrant B.

  7. Wow! I had no idea that indoor plants act as air purifiers – I suppose it makes sense considering the importance of trees to our natural environment, I just never thought of them acting this way within our homes. This is a great article – I’ve just shared it with a friend of mine who is right into working on having a chemical free home. We can all beautify our indoor environment and gain these fantastic benefits at the same time – thanks so much for educating me about the air purifying benefits of indoor plants!

    1. You are right Lindsay, having these plants at home is like taking care of 2 problems in a single stone. Not only these plants beautify our home but it also purifies the air inside it, so I think having these plants is must for everyone. Thanks for sharing my article…appreciate it.

      Vikrant B.

  8. I do have the Peace Lily, Fern and Bamboo plants indoors now. The Peace Lily and Fern go outdoors when the weather turns warmer, we do have windows open at this point sot the air purification is less of a problem.
    Are there any other plants that have bright colors like the Daisy that would help the indoor air quality, I would like to put some in a window facing the north. It gets a lot of sun, no direct sunlight.
    John

    1. Hi, John,
      Good question, The thing is every plant on our globe is more or less acts as air purifier the only difference is the amount of air purified by a plant varies. In the above list, those are the best air purification plants which are also pet safe, so if you want a plant with beautiful flower like Barberton daisy you can buy any plant which grows flower it does not have to be very good in air purification, it will do its best when it comes to cleaning your indoor air.

      I hope this helps you.

      Vikrant B.

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