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 Air Purifying Plants
 
 
Chemicals are used to treat raw materials like wood, paint, plastic, paper, leather and rubber. These materials are in turn, used to make household items and products like carpets, furniture, wall paint, shoes & bags, news paper and cleaning agents. These products frequently contain traces of chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.  

    
 
These indoor air pollution can cause irritated or dry mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, respiratory tract and throat. It may also cause dizziness, fatigue, fever, forgetfulness, headaches, irritability, lethargy and nausea. Some species of indoor plants are effective in air purifying. A 15cm sized plant is good for 9 cubic m of air space or a size of a small bedroom. 
 
Air purifying plants available in Gardens by the Bay and Botanic Garden gift shops are planted in self-watering pots. Benefits of planting in Self-watering pots: 


Low maintenance - change of water once every 1 - 2 weeks to prevent growth of algae


No risk of mosquito-breeding - Water is not exposed for mosquito breeding - NEA compliant


No dirty-looking soil deposit - the plant is planted in German Leca chips, not in soil. Use liquid fertilizer. 
  Roots can establish readily inside the pot 

 
Air purifying plants suitable for places with bright light

Areas where morning sunlight can penetrate in or with 8-10 hours of LED lighting of 60 watt e.g. living room with wide span of glass window, open air car garage, bright air well and patio.
 
 
 
Dracaena purple compacta
 

Baby Rubber Plant
Pepperomia Obtusifolia 


Umbrella Tree
Schefflera Arboricola Variegata

Golden Pothos
Scindapsus Aureus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Air purifying plants suitable for places with indirect light

Areas such as front room/living room, car porch, bright kitchen where adjacent/filtered light source of 4-6 hours lighting is received per day
 

Maiden Hair Fern
Adiantum caudatum
 

Spider Plant
Chorophytum comosum


Dracaena compacta Lemon Lime
 

English Ivy
Hedera helix


Philodendron Micans Velvet Leaf
 

Pothos N'joy
Scindapsus aureus

Pothos Silver Lady
Scindapsus Pictus


Pothos Dark Form
Scindapsus Treubii
 

Syngonium Red Arrow
Syngonium erythrophyllum
 
Air purifying plants suitable for places with dim light

Areas receives low filter light with minimum of 3-4 hours lighting per day. Places such as toilet, lounge and study room
 

Corn Plant
Dracaena Fragrans


Money Plant
Philodendron cordatum
 

Gold Mother's-in-law Tongue
Sanservieria hahnii

Peach Lily
Spathiphyllum wallisii