Plants vs. Purifier: Who does it best?

By: Ashley Prybycien
May 10, 2021
Plants vs. Purifier: Who does it best?
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Plants add many benefits to any space. It could be your work from home desk, to your kitchen, to your bedroom. They bring greenery to any shelf, help with your health,  make great friends (make sure you name them), and remove toxins to the air we breathe & honestly so much more! With Spring in full bloom that just means allergies are always a few steps behind, lurking to stop us in our tracks. Since we know plants add so much to each space, we wanted to compare the benefits of who does it best…...plants or purifiers.

Benefits of Plants in Your Space: 

-Indoor plants may help reduce stress levels

-Plants may help you recover from illness faster

-They improve air quality 

-Improves sleep

-They boost productivity

-They boost creativity

-A source of happiness 

-They boost your immune system 

-Improve relationships (make sure you talk to your plants to help them grow)

-Improve learning abilities 

& MORE! 

Benefits of Purifier: 

-Relieves Symptoms of Asthma. (According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

-Eliminates Harmful Chemicals from Indoor Environments

-Neutralizes Unpleasant Odors

-Reduces the Chances of Airborne Diseases

-Improves Sleep

-Removes Harmful Radon

-Eliminates Hazardous Asbestos Particles 

-Can Increase Life Expectancy



I know they both have great benefits and I wish we could really get down to how many plants you need in your home in order to purify the air the same as an air purifier. Although we can’t measure the exact amount of plants you’ll need they still are equally beneficial to mental health, stress, productivity and happiness! So, why not add more to your space and find out the benefits for yourself. Make sure to check out in our descriptions if you have pets because some are toxic to our furry friends. Don't worry though we have many pet friendly ones and check out our collection of Air Purifying plants! It's often the toxins that you can't see that are the most harmful and these air cleaning plants will help you remove toxins and improve your air quality.

Here is a quick list of some of the best air purifying indoor plants using NASA's Clean Air Study that will make your hoe healthier anymore lively:

How many plants do I need to purify the air?

Although it is difficult to say exactly how many plants are needed to purify indoor air, It is recommended you have two medium or large-sized plants for every 100 square feet (approximately 9.3 square meters) of indoor space. The bigger the plant and leafier the plant, the better at improving your air quality.  

Can indoor plants improve air quality?

Studies from NASA prove that plant-filled rooms contain 50 to 60 percent fewer airborne molds and bacterias than rooms without plants. And a cleaner environment is just the start. According to NBC news, “indoor plants improve concentration and productivity, reduce stress levels and boost your mood.”

Now that news is a breath of fresh air!  

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