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The best air-purifying plants for your home

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Calathea is the most decorative of the air purifying house plants. It likes low to medium light, warmth and humidity, so is ideal for bedrooms.


22 Mar 2020
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The best air-purifying plants for your home

Sansevieria plants. Picture: iStock

Mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria) is one of those unobtrusive, taken-for-granted garden succulents that has even been described as a weed. Not anymore! With the present focus on clean air, this plant’s ability to release oxygen and remove toxins makes it one of the best plants to have in the home. Its air-purifying properties were discovered in the Nasa Clean Air Study. Basically, the stomata on its leaves stay closed during the day to prevent evaporation and loss of water, opening at night to release all the stored oxygen. Until now, Golden Futura (Sansevieria trifasciata) has been the variety grown most for...

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