Dear Plant People,

May 28, 2020

Healthy indoor air quality is of the utmost importance. Whether you were aware of indoor pollution prior to COVID-19 or not, from now on, indoor air quality will forever be a top priority. So, today, I am going to dive into a great alternative method to air purification—indoor plants!

Hey plant people! CJ here with a blog just for you. It’s time to take your home terrarium and put it to work. There are numerous houseplants that will actually rid your home of airborne contaminants. Here are the best plants for pollutant removal and air purification:

English Ivy

This perennial vine is great for odor removal and detoxification. Place this plant in the bathrooms of your home. They reduce airborne fecal particles, reducing harmful bacteria and unwanted odors in your home. These plants can additionally prevent mold growth as well.

Dragon Tree

Have a tall room to fill? Add this lengthy plant to your living space. Dragon trees remove trichloroethylene and xylene from your air. These compounds are often found in cleaning solutions, inks and paints, rubbers, and leather. Place a dragon tree in your home for toxin removal.

Mother-In-Law’s Tongue

Breathe easier with this plant. Mother-In-Law’s Tongue releases oxygen and filters benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, trichloroethylene, and xylene out of your home. These compounds are found in many household products including candles, cleaning agents, and other aromatic solutions such as air fresheners. This is one of the best air purifying plants!


These blooms are not only bright and lively, they rid your home of ammonia and benzene, two chemicals often found in plastics, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, and glue. These plants will add a pop of color to your home while bettering your indoor air quality.

Adding these air-purifying plants to your home will help keep your indoor air quality intact; however, regular HVAC maintenance and frequent air filter replacements are still necessary to maintain a healthy home. For your HVAC services and more information on indoor air quality technologies, contact Winters Home Services at 617-221-5899. We have implemented CDC protocols to ensure our technicians and customers remain safe and healthy during service. Don’t hesitate to call, we are here for you! 

Stay Safe,