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Eco plants

House plants are incredibly good for your home and your health, reducing pollutants in the air and giving us a clean, fresh home to live in. They can improve your mood, brighten your office and give you a general feeling of good health. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of the best eco-friendly house plants so you can take your pick and get on with feeling good every day.

  • Dypsis lutescens (Areca palm) – An effective humidifier that can transpire one litre of water into the air per day
  • Hedera helix (English ivy) – Can reduce air pollution, including smoke and manufacturing chemicals
  • Gerbera jamesonii (Gerbera Daisy) – A decorative plant that removes benzene (a carcinogen) and trichloroethylene from the air
  • Ficus benjamina (Weeping Fig) – Effectively filters a number of indoor air toxins
  • Chrysanthemum (Pot Mum) – As well as filtering air pollutants, this flower is often used in medicinal teas
  • Syngonium podophyllum (Arrowhead plant) – Although poisonous if you eat it, this plant helps to remove harmful chemicals from the air
  • Epipremnun aureum (Devil’s Ivy) – Cleans the air and produces fresh air in its place. Harmful to pets so keep that in mind when placing them in your home
  • Rhapis excelsa (Bamboo Palm) – Another great air filter for your home, producing natural clean air throughout the day
  • Spathiphyllum (Peace lily) – Can filter harmful contaminants such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene
  • Chlorophytum comosum (Spider Plant) – A hardy plant that survives with little care, this plant is also an excellent air purifier