The best air-purifying plants for your home

Add some plants to your home so you can breathe in some fresh air, cleansed by your own indoor garden.

Here, Meredith Kirton from Gro Urban Oasis plant pro shares some of the top plants that help the quality of your home's air and look beautiful at the same time. 

Peace lily

The ultimate indoor plant, they are hardy, look great all year round and have bonus spring and summer white flowers. The best part is they're great at giving the air a good cleanse, too.

Moth orchid

Wake up and smile with a mini Moth orchid on your bedside table. They like well lit positions and a good drink once a week to keep them at their best. 

Parlour palms

This dwarf growing palm is the perfect potted touch of paradise. It’s well suited to pots and looks great in baskets, yet don't overwhelm the entire room. 

Rubber tree

These grow really well in low light positions and come in a range of foliage colours, from deep burgundy to pink and cream variegated leaves and dark, lush green. They can also grow quite tall, depending on the size of the pot.

Devil's ivy

This trailing plant is really hardy. It can grow up (think totems and strings up the wall) or down, looking elegant from shelving. And it’s fantastic at sucking up those toxins from the air, working all day and night. 

Stephanotis

Often grown outside in the shade, this climber will also cope well inside. It has waxy white fragrant flowers and glossy green leaves. The white variegated leaf forms are particularly pretty indoors.

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