Putting one leaf plant for every ten square yards (m²) will help purify the confined indoor air of your home.
Take your pick from the plants that are the easiest to care for.
Ferns are plants that are both easy going and that have been proven to have air-purifying properties. To always keep them in top shape, cut the dry fronds regularly.
You can pair them with other plants, to which they will adjoin their luxurious wild greenery.
Spathiphyllum, also called “peace lilies”
It favors moist environments and will relish living in your kitchen or bathroom, even if quite dark.
Read our guidelines for growing spathiphyllum
Ficus trees are a classic
It cherishes luminous settings and doesn’t quite like dry air: move them away from radiators in winter and mist its leaves during heat waves in summer.
Ivy has a preference for cool and well-lit environments. You can either hang it or let it grow along a stake.
To make it last, water moderately during the growth phase (from March to October) and almost stop watering it during the dormancy. Pinch new stems to favor the growth of lateral growth.
It is also part of the air-purifying indoor plants: it absorbs toluene, carbon monoxide, benzene… Hardy, it tolerates indirect light.
Set up the Chlorophytum as a hanging plant, you’ll discover its tiny white flowers that turn into tiny plants equipped with roots, which makes this spider plant so easy and enjoyable to propagate!
M.-C. H. (Image credits: FCH)