By Neha Yadav
Published Oct 23, 2023

Hindustan Times

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5 plants that reduce indoor air pollution

With the onset of winters, the Air Quality Index has gone up to poor levels because of increasing air pollution

It is crucial to live in a pollution-free space to prevent breathing problems and other illnesses. Here are some indoor plants that you can keep in your home to tackle air pollution

Devil's Ivy

Also known as Money plant, Devil's Ivy is an air-purifying plant. It helps remove pollutants from indoor air such as benzene, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide

Areca Palm

This plant absorbs toxic pollutants and gases such as formaldehyde, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide from the air and supplies fresh oxygen. It is easy to manage and looks great indoors

Snake plant

This plant grows fast and is a great indoor plant to filter air. It removes toxin pollutants from the air and helps boost mental health. It enhances the space and supplies clean air

Rubber plant

This plant improves indoor air as its huge leaves function as a sponge and absorb toxic chemicals. They absorb carbon dioxide and convert it into fresh oxygen


Dracaena filters air and removes toxins such as benzene, trichloroethylene and carbon dioxide. This plant is also a natural humidifier and it helps control respiratory diseases during winters