We’re sure that at least one point this whole confinement period, you’ve probably considered adding some greenery to your home. You might have been inspired by dreamy Instagram accounts with luscious dining rooms and living spaces. Since we live in a tropical climate, many plants do well outside but what about the ones that can thrive in and out of doors? Here are the best anti-kill, air purifying plants:

Snake Plants

Don’t let the name deter you, these babies are the friendliest and easiest plants on the list. They’re actually considered succulents by how little water and upkeep they require. It also is known to absorb things like nitrogen oxides, benzene, and formaldehyde. They also grow quite fast so they’re perfect for a corner situation.

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Living in South Florida you can’t leave out any palms from your home and garden collection. The Chamaedorea is one of the easiest in the family to take care of. In fact, they’re considered the most resilient plants out there. So don’t worry if they start looking a little sad, they’ll bounce right back.

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Weeping Fig

Another mis-leading name, the weeping fig is actually known to brighten the energy around it–bringing joy to every household. It’s also a strong air-purifying plant, reducing the amount of benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene in the air.


Spider Plant

The best indoor gardens have a little bit of every kind of texture, and these puppies are great at bringing in that stringing, flowy feeling. They’re fun little spiky plants that take very little maintenance to keep happy. They are also air-purifiers, reducing xylene and benzene levels in every room.

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Peace Lily

If you add one of these plants to your home garden repertoire, you’re investing in possibly one of the most beautiful ones out there. It’ll be the crowned jewel in your collection. Not only that, they’re also badass air-purifiers, reducing the harmful effects of benzene, xylene, ammonia, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene in the air.


Devil’s Ivy

An indoor plant collection would not be complete without at least one ivy, and while this one’s name might deter you at first, it’s actually impossible to not give into the temptation of bringing one home with you. It’s one of the easiest plants to take care of, and they have very few requests on where they eventually end up around your house.

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