Houseplants are an amazing help to the air quality in any home. While they require a bit of work to make sure they receive the right amount of light and water, they tend to be worth. If you want truly clean air in your home, bring plants inside.
House plants constantly filter and clean air, removing not only odors but also dust and other irritants. I recommend adding a few houseplants to your home, if you don’t already have some.
There are a few common house plants which provide good air filtration but are fairly easy to care for. With any houseplants you add, familiarize yourself with how they look when both under and over watered. You can use their appearance as a gauge to their watering needs. I’d recommend one or more of the following:
Snake Plants do best in indirect light, meaning they should be away from windows or anywhere which gets direct sunlight through windows. Snake plant should be watered regularly, but is very tolerant to being under watered. Check the dirt for moisture every few days, and water snake plants after the dirt has felt completely dry for 5 -10 days.
Care for peace lilies is almost identical to snake plants. They do best in indirect light, meaning they should be away from windows or anywhere which gets direct sunlight through windows. Peace lilies also should be watered regularly, but is somewhat tolerant to being under watered. Check the dirt for moisture every few days, and water snake plants after the dirt has felt completely dry for 3 – 4 days. Peace lilies do best with more frequent small watering. Give it a little water a few times every week.
Rubber trees also like indirect light, but do better with more light. It is common to keep rubber trees right near windows with sheer blinds. Rubber tree also like their dirt kept damp but not wet. Frequent, light watering are best.