1. Boston Fern
A Boston fern is not only a very attractive, exotic plant, with gracefully arching, frilly leaves, it’s ideal for using as a natural humidifier. This popular indoor plant thrives in moist climates, naturally absorbing the humidity that’s in the air around it. It helps balance humidity levels to make your home more comfortable, and it even removes those unwanted toxins we mentioned, formaldehyde, xylene, and benzene, to purify your air.
These ferns look gorgeous hanging from baskets anywhere in your home, just remember to keep them in direct sunlight and mist the leaves with water regularly to keep them looking that way.
2. Spider Plant
The spider plant is another common houseplant that’s incredibly easy to grow. It’s beautiful, with its long, arching leaves, but what makes it a true stand out is that it’s said to remove as much as 90 percent of the toxins in the air in just two days, helping to absorb carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. Because the leaves grow so quickly, these plants are very helpful for absorbing harmful substances like mold and other allergens and can help balance humidity levels too.
3. Peace Lily
The peace lily helps to reduce humidity levels as it absorbs moisture in the air through its leaves. It’s also easy to grow and requires very little sunlight to thrive, making it ideal for those who don’t necessarily have a “green thumb.” In addition to lowering moisture in the air, it too comes with the added benefit of purifying the air of pollutants and toxins. You may want to keep these plants in your bathrooms, as they can help keep your shower curtains and tiles from developing mildew as well as to absorb harmful vapors from things like acetone and alcohol.
The only downside is that if you have pets or small children, it’s essential to keep it out of their reach as the peace lily is mildly toxic when consumed.