Delhi Smog: Get these 5 plants in your house to purify air

Keep the air inside your house clean with these 5 plants that are known for purifying air.
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Written by: Reshu Manglik New Delhi November 10, 2017 12:49 IST

It’s an emergency like situation in Delhi after a thick blanket of smog engulfed the city. Smog is an obnoxious mixture of smoke and fog. Experts believe that low temperature and low winds along with air pollution from crop burning and vehicular exhaust have given rise to these emergency-like situations in Delhi. Sitting locked in the four walls is no solution, as the air we breathe is coming from outside itself. But no need to fret. Here are 5 indoor plants you can have in your house to keep the air inside your house clean.

Aloe Vera

This plant is easily available at any nursery at affordable prices. It filters the benzene and formaldehyde from the air. You can choose among the 250 varieties. Easy to grow, these plants require a lot of sunlight.

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Spider plant

It is one of the best plants to filter indoor air. It absorbs benzene, carbon monoxide and xylene from air. It is a low-maintenance plant. It survives even without proper care.

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Snake plant

It is also known as mother-in-law’s tongue. It is capable of filtering out formaldehyde from the air. This is the plant which emits oxygen even during the night. You can keep a snake plant in your bedroom as well.

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Chrysanthemum

The colourful, bright flowers of the plant will add aesthetic value to your home while purifying the air. It combats benzene in the air. It needs a lot of sunlight so balcony would be the perfect place for it.  

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Bamboo palm

This plant is a natural humidifier. It is beneficial for the areas which have dry air. It helps filter carbon monoxide, xylene, benzene and formaldehyde out of the air. It doesn't require much sunlight, so keep it in a shady indoor place. 

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