Fresh air can work wonders for your body. If you work in an office or have a job where you’re cooped inside for the majority of the day, you’re likely not getting enough of the fresh air your body needs. Besides being stale, indoor air has pollutants. Toxins from computers and furniture paired with air conditioning aren’t doing your body any favors.
Quick fix? Get a plant! Adding a plant to your workspace or at home brings major health benefits beyond removing toxins like benzene and formaldehyde from the air. Studies show that plants help us stay healthy, have fewer headaches, and feel less stressed. Better health and less stress? Sign us up! Of course, all plants weren’t created equal. We’ve found five of the best houseplants that will clean the air detoxify your life. Note that overwatering can easily cause root death — and you don’t want to kill your plant! Which green plant is calling your name?
Boston Fern: Calling all foliage fans! Mist this plant every other day and water it regularly.
Kimberly Queen Fern: Another plant with awesome foliage. Just like the Boston Fern, regularly misting and water is a must.
Peace Lily: Not only is it beautiful with white flowers, it’s low maintenance when it comes to watering. Once a week is best.
English Ivy: Another easy-to-care-for plant, this plant scrubs the air but grows quickly.
Rubber Plant: If you don’t have a lot of natural light, this is the winner for you!