As our surroundings become increasingly urban, a yearning to include nature in our lives is growing ever stronger. From replacing the classic plant pot with a mid-century modern planter to strategically placing a single Monstera leaf on the coffee table of an immaculate living room, green creativity is flourishing and the greening of homes is on-trend right now.

But plants do more than add style to your home. A single plant can purify the air in up to 100 square feet of your home by increasing humidity and producing oxygen, so it’s time to add some green to your home or office. To combine these air-purifying qualities with style, we have a list of our favorite air-purifying plants. The best part? These plants are (mostly) easy to keep alive, even for those of us with brown thumbs!


The pothos plant is a go-to for the reluctant gardeners or areas with less than ideal conditions, such as low light. The hearty pothos has trailing vines that can grow to be more than 10 feet long.

Snake Plant

This easily cared-for tropical plant has thin, upright leaves that fit perfectly into a sleek, contemporary space. Snake plants are great at surviving drought and can survive in moderate light.

Rubber Plant

Rubber plants are one of the most popular house plants. They’re a variety of fichus that have thick upright stems with large, glossy leaves which store water in case of drought. They thrive in bright-to-moderate indirect light.


In the best of conditions, these plants with heart-shaped leaves can grow vines that are more than 10 feet long, making them great accessories for high shelves. Philodendron also has the reputation of being one of the easiest house plants to grow.

Bird’s Nest Fern

The bird’s nest fern is known for its ripple-edged fronds that grow out of a nest-like crown. We suggest potting this plant in a lovely, hanging planter indoors. They love indirect light and a humid environment.

ZZ Plant

The ZZ plant is great for low-light rooms. They’re very tolerable of dry conditions and are low-maintenance. They’re known as the plants of prosperity and friendship, which makes them great for gifting as well!

We hope you add a few of these beautiful, air-purifying plants to your home or office! For your interior design needs, call Pamela Hope Designs today at (713) 880-1934.

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