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TWO STYLISH Plants for clean air

While air purifiers may be all the range, especially during the advent of a worldwide pandemic, air quality can be enhanced by mother nature herself via plants.

snake plants for clean air

A personal favorite to many is the snake plant, or mother-in-law's tongue, due to its modern aesthetic and ease of maintenance. Requiring water only once in a while and adapting to various light conditions, it's an all-around outstanding choice to augment any aesthetic and help optimize air quality.

The snake plant is technically defined as a succulent, plants that are especially drought-resistant and with a propensity toward thickness and an ability to retain water in dry climates. The snake plant releases oxygen at night. It is purportedly one of the best plants for filtering noxious formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene, among other undesirable air contaminants.

Note: Be cautious not to overwater, as the roots may rot!

DEVIL'S IVY - POTHOS - for clean air

Devil's Ivy, or Pothos, is ideal for purifying air, and it's resilient in that it will adapt well to various light conditions, from dim to bright, though they do prefer bright light. Pothos have an affinity for moisture and humidity, which makes them excellent in bathrooms.

Care tip: Simply water when the soil is dry to the touch. Do not over-water, as root rot can be a risk with this plant, too.

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