Nasa approved air purifying plants | indoor plants for oxygen

Nasa Approved Plants, Air Purifying Plants, 1. Peace lily 2. Aglaonema 3. Money Plant 4. Lady Palm Tree 5. Dragon Plants 6. Spider Plants 7. Snake Plants. Spider plant cats, Snake plants are safe for cats or unsafe.

Today I will help you to find best 7 NASA Approved air purifying plants for your home, we will also look at the sunlight, water requirement and price of these special indoor plants.   

Lets Dive In 

Peace lily is one of the popular indoor plants categorized under araceae plants family. It is not difficult at all to maintain this plant due to its environment friendly nature. However, sunlight and water are two necessary aspects for plants, it does not require much water and much sun light. You can give water once in three days to this extraordinary plant. It is a good and healthy plant. Price of this plant is Rs 50 - Rs 100  it depends on size of the plant. 

It removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, toluene, xylene and several other pollutants.

peace lily home plant


  • Light - Shade, artificial 
  • Water - Once in three days
  • Temperature - 16 -32 degree
  • Common name - Spath, Closet plants
  • Botanical name - Spathiphyllum
aglaonema


2. Aglaonema plant benefits

Aglaonema is genus of flowering plants in the arum family, Araceae. They are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and new Guinea. The NASA clean air study determined that the species modestum of this plant genus was effective at removing common household air toxins formaldehyde and benzene. 

The best part of this plant is that it can easily survive in any condition whether it is dark or humid or dry circumstances. It hardly demands for any kind of maintenance but It is bit costly plant worth of Rs 300. People highly buy it because it absorbs lots of Co2 and release good amount of oxygen.   

3. Money Plant

Money plant is one of the most common house plants. It is the species of the plant family araceae. money plants are very easy growing plants and it is highly demandable plants. It is the first money tree that you can easily find at your neighbors house.

Price of a simple money plant is around Rs 40. It can easily survive in any condition. You can water your money plant indoor once in two-three days. It can easily survive in heavy rain as well as in very hot weather, money plant in water looks nice. The suggestion is only that you need to grow it in a flower pot or gamla and as it is a climbing money plant so it need some support to spread. So you can provide support to it by rope, pole, bamboo etc

Money Plant



4. Lady Palm Tree

Rhapis excelsa - also known as broad leaf lady palm or bamboo palm in a species of fan palm. Rhapis excelsa grows upto 4 m in height and 30 mm in diameter in multi stemmed clumps with glossy, palmate evergreen leaves divided into broad, ribbed segments. 

Price of the plants are between Rs 80 to Rs 300 per plant. lady palm plants are very good air purifier plants and do not demand for maintenance




5. Dragon Plants

Dragon plants are also approved by NASA so you can keep this plant as well in your collection of air purifier plants. While purchasing this plant along with pots the price reaches around Rs 100 to Rs 150 . Easy to maintain plant that does not demand any type of care. 

Dragon plants grows up and complemented by a canopy of long thin, deep green leaves. 



6. Spider Plants

Spider plants as the name suggest are heroic quality plants like spider man. It cleans the air of dangerous toxins like formaldehyde that is present in every new construction home which is newly painted. Spider plant propagation is necessary due to spider plant benefits including spider plant cats. 

Spider plant indoor care depends on you and spider plants outdoor are also available. Spider plant babies in water needs few easy steps to perform - Pour a few inches of clean water into a small jar or pot. Remove the plantlet from the mother by carefully cutting the long stem attaching the two. Place the plantlet into the glass, allowing the water to cover the roots and not the baby plant. 

Spider plants are safe for cats. According to ASPCA spider plants do not harm cats. Hence not poisonous to cats. Cats always love spider plants to settle their stomach. 

And if you want a distance between your spider plant and cats few things you can do - hang your plant on a hanging basket on a pillar.  keep the leaves of spider plant pruned so they won't attract your cat as much. 

Desi spider price Rs 20-30 and English spider price - Rs 80 - 100

snake plant


Snake plant benefits

It is low maintenance indoor plant needs less light. One of the most important reason behind snake plant popularity in the world including USA, California it is an antiradiation plant and works as air purifier. You must have seen snake plant flowers or large snake plant in government offices and also road side. 

Sansevieria is one of the hardiest and the perfect indoor plant which does not require much sunlight and frequent water is also not required. It works as one of the most effective air purifier plant which removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene from the air.  

Where to buy snake plant - You can easily buy snake plant from nursery and it is available online as well - Flip kart, Amazon are most popular online platforms.  

If someone asks plants safe for cat I mean is snake plant safe for cats then I would say snake plants contains toxic saponins capable of causing illness in a cat. The plants has these toxins as natural insecticides and fungicides.

Poisonings from this plant is very unlikely to cause death. Thus cats who have ingested snake plants are expected to make a full recovery within a day or couple of days. 

ZZ Plants are also not very healthy for cats.    

  • Price - Rs 40 approximately
  • Temperature - 5 degree to 45 degree
  • Common names - mother in laws tongue, snake plant
  • Botanical name - Sansevierial laurenti
  • Snake plant watering - Less frequent
  • Snake plant care - low maintenance, easy to grow
  • Snake plant soil - Soil friendly, can easily grow almost any soil
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