We all know how house plants create alive, vibrant and homely spaces. They brighten up any room, making us feel instantly happier and connected to nature. But (and maybe more importantly) there are some plants that can even purify the air around us and benefit our mental and physical health.
How does this work? Well, believe it or not, plants breathe too! They have small pores that absorb carbon dioxide along with other airborne pollutants. So, if you have a windowless office or live in a heavily polluted area, it’s definitely worth investing in one of these Top 5 Air-Purifying Plants.
A Bloombox Club favourite, Calatheas are what we like to call the ‘wonder plants’ as they essentially do it all. Not only do they attract your attention with their wonderfully patterned leaves, they’re also one of best air-purifying plants out there. The Calathea Orbifolia is a large-leaved, voluptuous beauty that will create a statement in any room. If you’re looking for a plant for your bedroom, this is the one for you!
One of most popular houseplants in the UK, the Boston Fern is amazing at removing any airborne nasties. They love humidity, so make great plants for the bathroom or kitchen, either potted and placed on a shelf or hanging from the ceiling. With minimal care needs, Ferns give back way more than they take and look good doing it too!
One of the easiest plants to care for, Snake Plants are also known far and wide for their purification abilities. Even NASA has given these guys the stamp of approval! As they don’t need a lot of TLC (in fact they actually prefer a bit of neglect), they will thrive in most rooms and offices. There are many types of Snake Plant but the Laurentii has wonderful yellow bordered fronds that add a pop of colour and make it stand out from the rest!
Heard of the popular Swiss Cheese Plant? Well, the Monkey Mask Monstera is a close relative and grows large leaves that help filter dust particles in the air (which make this plant the perfect choice for anyone with allergies!). They’re also super easy to care for, and with our new hydroponic variety, you'll be adding a unique new addition to your plant collection!
Hailed by the royals as the perfect parlour plant, the Kentia Palm will not only create a gorgeous feature in your home, it will also keep you feeling relaxed and clear headed, thanks to the clean air it creates. Only needing minimal attention, the Kentia Palm will add flare and elegance to your space without taking up much of your time.