Indoor plants for cleaning air in your home and removing the toxins

It is high time that we think of making indoor plants for cleaning air, a part of our home renovation or home remodeling plan. We all know that we are living with environmental pollution. It is more of a  problem for people who live in big cities or metros like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore,etc. Carbon monoxide is the main ingredient of environmental pollution ,which is increasing because of dense traffic conditions in metro cities and burning of organic/inorganic waste.

It is making air not breathable. It is time that everybody becomes a little bit of a farmer in Mumbai by doing their contribution to environmental sustainability. This is only possible if people adapt to gardening at home or kitchen gardening and organic farming in metro cities as a passionate hobby as per their capacity and will.

Because of climate change and global warming, our home itself is full of dangerous gases.

We generally are not aware of dangerous gases like :

  • Acidic gases and ammonia from toilets
  • Formaldehyde from garbage bin
  • Benzene, xylene and other inorganic chemicals from detergents, surface cleaners
  • Trichloroethylene from varnish and wood finishing chemicals,paints,etc
  • Toxic gases from air conditioner and electronic equipment e.g. computer,TV,etc

Generally people notice following symptoms and health problems because of these invisible gases:

  • Itching
  • Various types of allergies
  • Burning sensation in eyes
  • Asthma
  • Coughing in winter

These gases can be neutralized by having various kinds of indoor plants in our home. Some plants can clean air and remove pollution from our home and office. Following plants help in reducing the effect of these gases in our home:

Plants for cleaning air in your home and offices

Areca Palm

It helps in filtering xylene and toluene from the polluted air. It is also a humidifier.

Red-edged Dracaena

It also helps in filtering polluted air.

Snake Plant

It should be ideally planted in the bathroom because it needs low light. It removes formaldehyde from air which is commonly found in personal care products.

Gerber Daisy

Ideally it should be planted in the bedroom and laundry. It removes trichloroethylene from polluted air.

Green Spider Plant

It needs a lot of water in summer.

Bamboo Palm or Reed Palm

It should be kept on top of big furniture and it helps in filtering trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.


It removes toxic gases from foams used in homes.

Chinese Evergreen

It survives even in low lighting conditions.

Heart Leaf Philodendron

It is of toxic nature, but great in removing pollutant organic compounds from air.

Weeping Fig

Once it survives in your living room , it helps remove air pollutants from curtains, carpets and furniture.

Peace Lily

It needs less light and weekly watering to survive. It is the best plant to clean the air in your home with decorative features.

Golden Pathos

It remains green even in the dark. It is a small plant and can be grown in hanging pots also. 


So procure and grow the above plants and do contribute to make your home and environment clean naturally. It should be included  into our home renovation plan or whenever we are going to do kitchen renovation or bathroom renovations.  It is easy to do this by becoming a farmer in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and in other metro cities in small scale as per individual capacity and lifestyle. Now a days , almost all gardening materials, equipment, knowledge and seeds/plants are available online and can be purchased any where.

Global warming and environmental pollution is responsibility of each and every citizen of the earth.
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