4 Best Indoor Plants for Apartments That Purify Air and Beat the Blahs

  • 01 of 05

    Houseplants Perfect for Small Spaces

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    You may think that your home is too small for indoor plants, but all you need is a windowsill or table to green up your space.

    The following four low maintenance beauties will do just that and more. Each one will clean up your apartment's indoor air by sucking up nasty VOCs.

    So that you know, houseplants are good for your mental health too. Recent studies reveal that surrounding yourself with indoor greenery can keep the blahs at bay.

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  • 02 of 05

    Peace Lily Plant

    Peace Lily plant
    Canadian Living

    If you're looking for a houseplant that produces beautiful blooms, there's nothing quite like Peace Lilies, formally named: Spathiphyllum Wallisii.  

    Unlike most leafy plants, they are one of the few that sprout flowers without a lot of sunlight.  

    When it comes to indoor air pollution, Peace Lilies are like little vacuums. They will suck the following nasty toxins out of your home's indoor air:

    • Acetone,
    • Ammonia
    • Benzene
    • Ethyl Acetate
    • Formaldehyde
    • Methyl Alcohol
    • Trichloroethylene
    • Xylene

    So that you know,...MORE the VOCs listed above can be found in many household items and products.

    Got a dog or cat? This plant is not safe for you or your pet to consume.

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  • 03 of 05

    Ponytail Palm Plant

    The Ponytail Palm is so low-maintenance and easy to grow indoors it's often referred to as the ‘plant it and forget it’ houseplant.  This beauty is also slow-growing making it ideal for tight spaces.  

    Here's a list of VOC's this tiny plant combats:

    • Ammonia
    • Formaldehyde
    • Toluene,
    • Xylene

    Got a dog or cat? This plant is not safe for you or your pet to consume.

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  • 04 of 05

    Chinese Evergreen

    Chinese evergreen

    The Chinese Evergreen, formally known as Aglaonemas, is a durable tropical beauty. Not only is it super low-maintenance, but it also thrives in low light.

    Planning to paint your interiors? This plant is great for removing stinky paint odors out of the air.                                                                                                                                              

    Got a dog or cat? This plant is not safe for you or your pet to consume.

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  • 05 of 05

    Snake Plant

    The Snake Plant is one of the easiest houseplants on this list to maintain. They like warm, dry air but can tolerate cooler temperatures. While they also like the sun, they do fine without a lot of it. They also don't need much watering.

    This is the perfect small space houseplant. Here's a list of VOC's these plants love to suck up:

    • Alcohol
    • Acetone
    • Benzene
    • Formaldehyde,
    • Xylene​

    Got a dog or cat? This plant is not safe for you or your pet to consume.