As we approach spring, a common phrase you hear more and more is I’m Getting Ready for Spring Cleaning! It’s finally time to crawl out of our winter hibernation, throw open the windows and let the warm sunshine and fresh air pour in.

Spring Clean The Air With House Plants

This year, armed with my spring cleaning checklist (which I will share with you), I am expanding my approach to include purifying the air quality in my home. There is no better way to do this than by purchasing several green house plants, which will serve double duty by also brightening up rooms.

In the city we are exposed to many pollutants due to a higher volume of traffic and less trees and green spaces. Let the mighty house plants fight your air quality betterment crusade.  They will purify the air by increasing oxygen while decreasing carbon dioxide and other harmful gasses. For every 100 square feet, add a plant to help bring back natural, clean fresh air.

Here is a list of the top 5 hardest-to-kill plants that you can have in your home to purify your air.


Top 5 House Plants for Spring Cleaning Your Home

Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue (Sansevieria Trifasciata)

The best place to keep this relatively inexpensive plant is the bedroom, because it converts CO2 into oxygen at night.

Put them in indirect sunlight and don’t water them too much, especially during the winter. In fact, it’s better to let these plants dry out between watering.

Umbrella Tree (Brassaia Actinophylla)

Removes toxins from the air and prefers bright but indirect sunlight. This plant may be toxic to pets.

Philodendron (P. cordatum)

Mums  (Chrysanthemum)

The chrysanthemum always reminds me of Anne of Green Gables! Cleans the air and prefers partial sun and lots of water.

Moth Orchid

Keep this guy in your bathroom as it thrives in high humidity and lots of light.

Have a wonderful Spring weekend!

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