5 Plants For Small Spaces That Promote Healthy Air Quality

Plants are such a fun and simple way to spruce up any space. They leave your home looking brighter, cleaner, and more colorful. Not only are they stylish, but they can help improve your air quality. They are also great for making small spaces appear larger and more vibrant. Below, our contributor Katherine Hilton has rounded up five plants for small spaces that promote healthy air quality.

Snake Plant

Not only are snake plants stylish, they are extremely easy to take care of. They only have to be watered once every two weeks (perfect for someone with a not-so green thumb) and require little to no sunlight. Snake plants are one of the leading indoor plants as it relates to cleaning air, and have the ability to absorb excessive amounts of carbon monoxide. They are perfect for that small corner of your home that needs some sprucing up.

Areca Palm

This plant is known to release moisture into the air. It is also known for removing toxins, being easy to look after and resisting insect infestations. It is a great addition to any living room or hallway to make your space appear larger and brighter.

Spider Plant

Spider plants are a stylish, low-maintenance plant that can bring great value to your home. All they need is some water and indirect sunlight. They are known for producing oxygen while purifying the air in your home by absorbing carbon monoxide. They look great in a hanging planter, perfect for livening up a small space.

Aloe Vera

While aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it also is great for cleaning up your air. This plant is known for removing formaldehyde from your air, leaving it clear and clean to breathe. They are extremely easy plants to maintain and look great in your home.

Peace Lily

Peace lilies are low-maintenance plants meant to be kept in the shade. They are known for removing harmful toxins from the air. They are also known to keep dry environments more moist. Not only are they beneficial to your home, they also bloom beautiful flowers year-round keeping your space fragrant and cheery.

Midwest-born and -raised, Katherine is currently a college student living in NYC where she attends the Fashion Institute of Technology while studying Advertising and Marketing Communications with a focus in Public Relations. She tends to think of herself as a very non-traditional college student. She has a passion for health and wellness, home décor, fashion, city living and so much more. In her free time, you can find her scrolling Pinterest, hitting a workout class or watching HGTV.

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