Studies have shown that plants can boost your productivity and increase overall happiness when they are added to a room you regularly spend time in. Not only that, but people with plants in their home or office actually stay healthier.

On top of that, it has been proven that some plants can even help purify the air in the room and help you breathe better. The plant leaves and roots help reduce toxicity from the air and provides you with a cleaner environment. However, not every plant has that effect, but these air-purifying plants do.


1. Breathe easier with Barberton daisies

When most people think of air-purifying plants, they think about green, leafy plants. The Barberton daisy is colorful and can brighten up any room. Not to mention, it can help draw toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene out of the air.

You can typically buy these already potted, but it is suggested that soil that is two parts peat and one part perlite be used. If the soil is not kept moist, the plant will begin to wilt quickly, so it is important to be sure it is damp but drained properly. Barberton daisies love direct sunlight and thrive on bright windowsills. Most often, the daisies are propagated with seeds, but it can also be divided at the root and placed in the appropriate soil.

Botany, Yellow Gerbera flower, Daisy.Colorful. Selective focus used. Keukenhof Alona Povolotsky / Getty Image


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