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The Best Air-Purifying Plants for Your Boulder Home

The best air-purifying plants do more than help create a cleaner home. They also help incorporate your aesthetic into your Boulder home.

Incorporating the best air-purifying plants into your home can help minimize the effects of pollution while adding to your design aesthetic. Your Boulder house can benefit from these air-purifying houseplants, especially during colder temperatures when opening windows isn’t an option. Air cleaning plants are also affordable, and there are an array of plants to match your home’s unique decor.

Why Should We Use Air Purifying Plants?

While it’s easy to think that pollution only occurs outdoors, indoor air pollution can affect you and your family as well. This includes pollen, bacteria, mold, and other contaminants that make their way indoors. Living in a new home helps decrease the chances of mold, but chemicals in cleaning products can also affect air quality.

There’s an easy solution, though! Incorporating air-purifying plants into your Boulder home’s decor not only adds life, but they also help clean the air. They do this by taking in carbon dioxide and creating oxygen through photosynthesis.

A note for self-proclaimed “black thumbs”: Houseplants are hardy and there are some options that require little light and infrequent watering!

Low Maintenance & Air Purifying Pants

Spider Plant

Spider plants are one of the easiest plants to grow in your home. Don’t let the name fool you, there are no spiders with this plant. It thrives in bright, indirect sunlight, and grows shoots that become baby spider plants.

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Dracaena

Dracaena comes in over 40 different varieties, and offers a unique look for your home. Whereas many houseplants sprout up from the soil, Dracaena resembles a small tree with long, wide leaves. Its green leaves are often variegated with white, cream, or red lines.

If you have pets, consider another plant on this list, as Dracaena is toxic for cats and dogs.

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Bamboo Palm

For pet-loving homeowners, Bamboo Palm is one of the best air-purifying plants available. Keep in mind that it needs plenty of direct sunlight, and can grow to 12 feet tall! Because these are larger than other houseplants, expect higher air-filtering capabilities.

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Ficus/Weeping Fig

We love the ficus aesthetic, and it’s also a houseplant that’s easily found in garden stores or online. Also called Weeping Figs, ficus plants are low maintenance, and thrives in bright, indirect light. Be sure to let the soil dry out between waterings.

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Peace Lily

If you’re looking for a flowering houseplant that also purifies your air, Peace Lilies are a perfect choice. They bloom during the summer and grow best in shady areas. Keep the soil moist for best results.

If you’re sensitive to pollen, keep Peace Lilies to a minimum, as they do contribute to the pollen count, especially at higher volumes.

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Boston Fern

Boston Ferns are an ideal houseplant for homeowners in a humid setting with plenty of indirect light. They do better when the soil remains moist, so they are slightly more high maintenance than some other options. We love the dense simplicity of Boston Ferns, and it’s the perfect addition to your Boulder condo’s decor.

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Snake Plant/Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

Snake Plants are one of the hardest houseplants to kill, making it perfect for those who travel frequently or have trouble remembering to water the plants. Also called Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, these plants prefer dry conditions, so there’s no need for frequent watering.

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Air-purifying plants are a beneficial addition to any home. We recommend adding them throughout your Boulder home to improve its air quality and bring some life into each room. Whatever your style, there’s an air-purifying plant that you’ll enjoy!