These plants will save your home from dust: cleaning will become much easier

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Dieffenbachia, English ivy and Chamaedorea seifrizii will cleanse the air in your home from dust

You can fight dust in your home not only with regular cleaning. Houseplants can also help in this matter. According to experts, species with large, shiny, and waxy leaves that have a large surface area for trapping dust are best at this task. As in the open air, they catch these microscopic particles and refresh the atmosphere.

OBOZREVATEL has collected several options for such plants that will help purify the air in the house. Most of them do not require complicated care and absolutely all of them absorb harmful gases. However, you will have to wipe their leaves from time to time so that they do not lose their beauty and functionality.

Robelena date

This exotic-looking palm tree is an excellent air filter that removes formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, and styrene vapors along with dust. The plant's purifying ability varies with light intensity and increases with high temperature and humidity.

Ficus elastica

The leaves of this plant are almost the standard for a natural dust absorber. They actively trap dust particles and other solid particles. To help the plant with this task, spray it once a day. This will both clean the ficus and increase the effectiveness of dirt adhesion.


All varieties of ivy are effective in removing dust. The most popular option among plant lovers is English ivy. It is effective even in dark, cool, and humid rooms and removes volatile organic compounds, toluene, octane, benzene, and trichloroethylene from the air.


This plant with long narrow leaves of light green color looks very tender and defenseless. But in reality, it is a champion of air purification. It can easily absorb almost 95% of the toxic substances that can be present in the atmosphere of the house. Include regular spraying in your simple chlorophytum care routine. This will make it look even better and be more effective.


In addition to dust, the flower can absorb mold spores and other pollutants. Make sure your flower feels as comfortable as possible. Thus, its absorption capacity will be the highest. How can you find out? It's very simple: if the spathiphyllum is blooming, it means that it is doing well and performing its job perfectly.


Even though the area of the leaves of the "money tree" is much smaller than that of the ficus elastica, it cleans the air just as well. Zamioculcas catches all the smallest particles that are unlucky enough to get into its range. At the same time, the plant is indifferent to light and humidity and easily tolerates a periodic lack of watering.

Chamaedorea seifrizii

In general, any palm trees that come from regions where there is a lot of dust and sand in the air can retain this type of pollution. Howeve, this is one of the most compact species, so it will feel good even in a small area.


Bamboo will give the best result in interaction with Chamaedorea. The exotic green neighbors enhance each other's absorption capacity and cope well not only with dust and particulate matter in the air but also with harmful gases.


The heart-shaped leaves of this vine quickly become covered with dust. That's because the wide, shiny leaves effectively attract small particles. That is why it is worth spraying epipremnum at least from time to time and giving it a "bath" with wiping the leaves. It will thank you for this by improving the home atmosphere.


Although the variegated leaves of this plant do not show traces of its tireless work, Dieffenbachia is one of the most skillful in the fight against dust. It will purify the atmosphere well even in a room that faces a busy highway. For this, it will require regular "bathing", meaning spraying and wiping the leaves.

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