People in the USA spend about 90% of their time indoors, which is not good considering the pollution inside. The US Environmental Protection Agency claims that indoor pollution is one of the five biggest risks for our health.

This problem led Kamal Meattle to find an effective way of purifying the air in our homes. He managed to find three plants that could achieve this if they are placed properly. His study concluded the following about the plants and their placement:

“The bedroom plant” or Mother in law’s Tongue

Meattle advices placing 6-8 waist-high plants per person inside your home since it produces great amounts of oxygen throughout the day.

“The living room plant” or Areca Palm

Plant 4 shoulder-height Areca Palm plants per person in your home in order to purify the air.

“The specialist plant” or Money plant

This plant has the ability to filter out formaldehyde and other harmful substances from the air.

Besides these plants, 5 more plants have been found effective in purifying the air and improving its quality. These are English ivy, Asparagus fern, variegated wax plant, the Purple Heart plant and purple waffle plant. NASA also recommends planting a minimum of one 6-8-inch diameter plant per 100 square feet in your home.

Watch the video below to learn more about these plants and clean the air in your home: