Best Houseplants to Purify the Air – 2

Florist’s Chrysanthemum

Florist’s Chrysanthemum, also known as Florist’s Daisy and Hardy Garden Mum (chrysanthemum moriflium), is a beautiful perennial plant that’s often found in homes and offices for its long-lasting and various coloured blooms. This houseplant needs a medium amount of water and flourishes in direct sunlight.

Those lovely flowers not only brighten up a room, but they also help clean the air of many common chemicals found indoors, including formaldehyde, xylene, ammonia, benzene, toluene and trichloroethylene.

While they’re beneficial and beautiful to have around, a word of caution: they are poisonous to animals and can make cats and dogs very sick if ingested. If your pet has consumed any part of this plant, call a veterinarian as soon as possible.


Flamingo Lily

Flamingo Lily (Anthurium andraeanum) is a beautiful flowering plant that is an excellent houseplant for removing air-borne toxins commonly found indoors. Their large, dark leaves suck up ammonia, formaldehyde, toluene and xylene.

These plants are durable and fairly easy to grow as houseplants and will thrive for years if cared for properly — they can even last for a year or two in the most adverse conditions.

Flamingo Lily plants should be thoroughly watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry only slightly before watering again. They should only receive indirect sunlight, never full sunlight, and enjoy a draft-free, humid environment.

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