Air-Purifying Indoor Plants That are Perfect for Small Space Condos

Bringing plants into your living space is so beneficial. Not only do they promote positive well being, but some plants also purify your air. For condo dwellers, keeping a plant alive with natural light in limited space, can be difficult. But don’t think it’s impossible! There are so many plants that can thrive in (almost) all homes – even ones with minimal space, and forgetful owners. Here are the best plants you can find at your local market or flower shop that will give your home a breath of fresh air – both literally and figurately.

Snake Plant

The Snake Plant, or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is one of the most recommended plants for improving air quality partly due to their low-maintenance and modest price point. Many tend to place these within their bedroom as it converts CO2 into oxygen throughout the night. When it comes to maintenance, easy does it. You don’t want to overwater this plant as it can rot out. Make sure the soil is completely dry before you water again. Depending on the temperature, light level and humidity in your home, your watering cycle can be every 2-6 weeks.

Toxins removed: formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, benzene and xylene.


If you’re looking for a pop of colour, Chrysanthemums otherwise known as disbuds or mums are your best bet. This plant removes toxins commonly found in homes and cleaning products such as formaldehyde and ammonia. While they are a touch harder to maintain, as they prefer bright indirect sunlight and warm water, their lush multicoloured blooms are a big payoff. A word of caution, these flowers are poisonous to cats and dogs, so keep your fur babies away! Toxins removed: ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene.

Areca palms (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)

Though larger in size, areca palms are a popular addition to homes and are a fantastic design choice for large, open spaces.  Better Homes and Gardens call this plant a “powerhouse when it comes to eliminating toxins,” removing harmful poisons such as carbon monoxide.

While they need to be watered a few times a week, that’s pretty much all they demand in terms of upkeep. Their whimsical wispy foliage is great for any style of home and is not toxic to animals. Toxins removed: benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene.

Aloe Vera

You probably know that Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties that aid with burns, but did you know that it’s also a fantastic air purifier? It actually even grows brown spots when the number of toxic chemicals within the are abundant. This easy to maintain succulent prefers the warmth of the sunlight as well as a minimal water schedule. Toxins removed: formaldehyde.

If you’re interested in purchasing a condo in Montreal, explore one of DevMcGill’s residential projects. These developments are located in different neighbourhoods across the city and offer a range of options based on your lifestyle. For more information, visit our website or call 514-288-4737.


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