An indoor plant’s ability to remove these harmful compounds from the air is an example of phytoremediation,
Indoor plants absorb pollutants from the air by absorbing these gases through their leaves and roots.
These are actually my favorite plants. You can find multiple varieties of them to fit your aesthetic preferences.
1. Monstera Deliciosa
Monstera does not need direct sunlight to grow. Direct sun, even for a short period of time, can burn the beautiful leaves of your Monstera Deliciosa.
Water your Monstera when the top 50–75% of the soil dries up. As long as the water flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the vessel and releases any water stored in the dish.
A stable minimum temperature of at least 13–15 °C (55–59 °F) is preferable to allow for continuous growth.
2. Pothos Plant
Bright indirect light is ideal, but plants are less tolerant of light and fluorescent lighting. Avoid direct sunlight, which can burn or discard foliage.
Allow the top inch of soil to dry between water; Overweighting can cause root rot. Leave the extra water in the bottom of the dish so that the plant does not sit in the water.
Pothos will survive a wide range of environmental conditions, but grow best at 70–90°F. The minimum temperature will be below 70°F and the maximum temperature will be much lower than 90°F.
3. Warneck Dracaena
Filtered indoor lighting (such as through a sheer curtain in front of a sunny window) or a semi-shade space is an ideal location. Never keep the plant of Direcna in direct sunlight, because rays will scorch its leaves.
Dracaena require less water than most indoor plants. Do not overwater, as it may cause root rot.
Performs well at room temperature between 60°F – 77°F. Cold temperature should be avoided.
4. Rubber Tree
Rubber plants prefer bright, indirect light that is not too hot. Direct sunlight can have an effect on scorched leaves. You can place your rubber plant near a window with sheer curtains so that it gives the right amount of sunlight.
These plants require more water during their growing season in summer. You must keep the soil moist, but do not submerge.
Rubber plants generally prefer temperatures between 60°F to 75°F. In winter, they can survive temperatures up to 50°F.
5. Bird’s Nest Fern
Bird’s Nest Fern grow well in filtered sunlight in moderate amounts of shade. Do not expose them to direct sunlight other than the early morning sun. Direct sunlight can burn leaves. Indoors, east or north facing window is ideal.
It is a species that loves soil for being moist all the time, but not sultry. Water around the center edge to avoid stagnating water in the center, which may cause rotting.
10°C (50°F) – 22°C (72°F) requires a temperature within the following range to perform well.
6. Peace Lily
Peace Lily are a good choice for low light locations as they can thrive in shade or partial shade. They also tolerate fluorescent lights, so if you need a plant friend to erect your desk in the office, Peace Lily is a good choice.
Peace Lily require constant moist soil, but they certainly do not like to sit in standing water. Whenever the top inch of soil is dry, water the plant until it overflows from the bottom of the container.
Peace Lily enjoys warm conditions between 68 and 85°F during day & night temperatures and around 10°F cooler.
7. Philodendron Green
Grows in moderate indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light.
Give water every 1-2 weeks, so that the soil water dries up. The frequency increases with increased illumination.
Average domestic temperature of 65°F-75°F. It’s best not to let it go below 60°F.
8. Aloe Vera
Keep in bright, indirect sunlight or artificial light. A western or southern window is ideal. Aloe that are kept in low light often grow legumes.
Restrict watering to a dormant state. Wait until the soil has dried about an inch deep (a few centimeters) before re-watering it with lukewarm water.
Aloe vera does best in temperatures between 55 and 80°F (13 and 27°C). From May to September, you can bring your plant outside the house without any problems, but bring it back in the evening when it is cold at night.
9. Chinese Money Plant
The Chinese money plant loves strong light, but not direct sunlight. Its leaves burn when kept in the sun, while a lighter shade may encourage larger leaves to grow.
Keep the soil very lightly moist and take care not to let it sit in water or be too thick. You can also let the soil dry slightly between water, especially during the cooler months.
The Chinese Money Plant does not like temperatures below 10°C, the optimum temperature is 13°C to 30°C – make sure the temperature does not swing wildly.
Thrives indirectly in bright direct light. Can handle a few hours of direct sun.
Watering every 1-2 weeks allows the soil to dry out halfway between waterings. Expect less water in strong light and often in low light.
65°F-85°F (18°C-30°C). It’s best not to let it fall below 60°F (15°C).