Indoor Plants For Purifying Air - Part5

Anthurium, christmas cactus, crotons, poinsettias, aloe vera, cyclamen, bromeliads, jade plant, etc. are great looking plants with beautiful flowers and excellent indoor plants.


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29. Dwarf Bannana (Musa cavendishii)

Dwarf Banana Plant
Position: Bright Light

Dwarf banana is a large leaf plant so it is a good houseplant for cleaning air.

Its huge leaves add lots of moisture in the environment, which is good in a heated room.

Place the banana plant in a warm humid and bright area of the house.


Keep the soil moist during growth and spray a lot of water on leaves. (growing bananas at home)

30. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera Zygocactus or Buckleyi) & Easter Cactus (Schlumbergera Gaertneri)

Chrismas Cactus


Easter Cactus
Position: medium to High Light

Unlike most plants, Christmas Cactus removes carbon dioxide at night and releases oxygen during the day. So it is a perfect plant for bedroom.

This plant is also known as Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus, Crab Cactus and Holiday Cactus.
 Schlumbergeras flower in white, red, pink, yellow, orange or purple colours.

Schlumbergera plants can be damaged by exposure to prolonged sunlight.

Members of the Buckleyi Group are more tolerant of high light levels.

Too much light causes stems to take on a reddish colouration.

The plant needs free-draining, humus-rich soil and slightly acidic soil. Keep the soil just moist.

When not flowering both the Easter Cactus plant and the Christmas Cactus look similar.

31. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema crispum) or Silver Queen (Aglaonema commutatum)

Chinese Evergreen Aglaonema crispum Air purifying plant
Chinese Evergreen Plant
Position: Bright Light, No Direct Sun

Aglaonema plants purify indoor air by removing formaldahyde, benzene or other toxins.

Place the plant in shade in a bright room.

Chinese Evergreen plant has been grown as luck-bringing ornamental plants in Asia for centuries.

They are popular houseplants and like low-light conditions.

These plant need well-drained soil and high humidity by regularly misting with water.

All parts and the sap of this plant are poisonous and can cause irritation.

32. Anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum)

Air filtering plant Anthurium Anthurium andraeanum
Anthurium
Position: Bright Light, No Direct Sun

The Anthurium is also commonly called as Flamingo Lily or Laceleaf.

The dark large leaves of Flamingo Lily are effective at removing airborne formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene and toluene in home and office, specially around photo-copiers, printers or adhesives.

Place the plant in bright indirect light, but not in direct sunlight.

Anthurium is some what difficult to grow indoors. This houseplant prefers high-humidity environments, so keep soil moist at all times, but not flooded.

Anthurium andraeanum is poisonous to both humans and animals.

33. Crotons (Codiaeum variegatum pictum)


Croton Plant in pot
Croton
Position: Bright Light, No Direct Sun

Crotons are very showy plants with colourful foliage.

Place the plant in sunny position. although the plant can tolerate low light levels, but its foliage shows the best colour in bright spots.

Light will often enhance the beautiful colours of the foliage.

Foliage colour in seen in variations of gold, pink, green, yellow, red, bronze, orange and purple tones, sometimes all seen in one single plant! These different tones of colours glow when backlit from a sunny window.

The plant needs free-draining soil. Allow the soil to dry between waterings. Lack of water will shed leaves and the excessive water will kill the plant. So keep the plant just moist, not water logged. (crotons in pots)

Crotons are poisonous, if eaten.

34. Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

Air cleaner Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)
Poinsettia

Position: Bright Light, Direct Morning Sun

The Poinsettia has air cleaning ability, its leaves, stems, roots remove formaldehyde from indoor air.

Place the poinsettia plant in bright light or full sun to half shade.

Plant in rich and well-drained soil. The plant is somewhat difficult to care.Do not allow any part of the plant to touch cold window pans.Look at the soil daily and water only when it is dry.

The plant flowers for only a limited short period of time.

35. Indoor Azalea (Rhodedendron simsii "Compacta")

Air purifier Indoor Azalea Rhodedendron simsii Compacta
Azalea
Position: Bright Light, No Direct Sun

The Rhodedendron simsii is also known as Indian Azalea or Sims’s Azalea.

Place the Azalea plant in bright light when in bloom, but away from direct sunlight. When not flowering, move the plant to medium light.

Keep the Indoor Azalea in cool, very moist and very humid conditions. how to grow azalea from a cutting.

Plant in soil that keep the roots moist. The plant will lose its leaves if it has dried out. The plant flowers in winter to early spring.

36. Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) purifies indoor air.
Aloe Vera
Position: Bright Light, Direct Morning Sun

Aloe Vera removes formaldehyde and benzene from the air.

Position the plant is an area in the room which receives direct sun light for some time or place in indirect bright light. If the leaves of your Aloe Vera are lying flat, it means that your plant probably is receiving insufficient light. When the leaves are brown, remove your plant from direct sunshine.

Plant in a sandy soil. As it is a succulent plant, let the soil dry, avoid frequent watering. If the leaves of your plant are thin and curled, it means your plant need watering. Growing Aloe vera

Aloe Vera has several health benefits.

37. Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum)

Indoor air purifier Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum)
Cyclamen
Position: Bright Indirect Light

Place the Cyclamen plant near a window as it needs plenty of natural light.

When leaves are present, the plant is growing. When the plant is dormant in summer, keep it away from bright light.

Water whenever the soil feels dry. Do not water on the crown of the plant.

Do not put the Cyclamen plant near a heater or near the fire.

Cyclamen is a popular gift plant because of its beautiful flowers in a wide range of colours. Pull off the spent flower stems to promote further blooms.

38. Epiphytic Bromeliads

Position: Low Light to Bright Light
Bromeliad Guzmanias air cleaner
     Bromeliad Guzmanias
Bromeliad Vrieseas purifies indoor air.Bromeliad VrieseasBromeliad Neoregelias cleans indoor air.
     Bromeliad Neoregelias
Bromeliads improve indoor air quality by releasing oxygen and taking carbondioxide during night, so this plant is good for your bedroom.

Bromeliads are extremely adaptable to light requirement. Depending on the variety, bromeliads will grow well in low-light to bright artificial light. About 15 hours of fluorescent light a day will maintain leaf color.

Bromeliads display vibrant displays from the flowers or from floral leaves. Guzmanias, Aechmea fasciata, Vrieseas and Neoregelias type of bromeliads are very colourful.

Plant Bromeliads in a free draining potting mix potting mix.

39. Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvat)

Air filtering plant Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvat)
Ponytail Palm
Position: Bright Light

Beaucarnea recurvat is also known as Beaucarnea recurvat or Nolina recurvata or N. tuberculata.

Ponytail plant is a indoor air purifier plant.

Beaucarnea recurvat Pony tail plant is a succulent rather than a true palm tree.

Place the plant is bright light and a warm position.

Use a fast-draining rich, organic, potting soil. It is an extremely slow-growing plant.

Water well during summer, may be weekly. Do not over-water, otherwise the bulbous stems may rot.

During the winter season, cut back water to monthly.

40. Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata or Crassula Argentea)

Air cleaner Jade Plant Crassula Ovata or Crassula Argentea
Jade Plant
Position: Bright Light

Jade plantg is also known as Friendship tree, Lucky plant, or Money tree (Pachira aquatica is also known as Money tree). Note that there is a different type of money plant which is a climber.

Place the Jade plant in bright light, however, it tolerates less light, but too little light will retard the plant's growth.

The plant produces small pink or white flowers in clusters.

The plant needs minimal care to thrive as an indoor plant.

Feng-shui practitioners believe that the plant is lucky to increase the wealth. Place it in a south-east corner window for its benefits.

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