10 Best Plants For Improving Air Quality

Most of these plants are familiar on sight and very commonly found in Hong Kong markets, small plant stores and Ikea and Japan Home Center, to name a few places. They’re easy to get and usually quite happy living indoors by a window with minimal bother.
NOTE : Hanging pots are a beautiful option for saving floor space, though Ivy and Pothos can do extremely well when given a floor pot with a large frame to climb up. Ficus have a beautifully refined feel that is recommendable for any Hong Kong home, while Peace Lily is reputed to be the plant for removing smokey smells and other odors from the air.


While the names look complicated, the plants themselves can be found anywhere in Hong Kong, as you’ll see from viewing them together with their respective conditions and qualities at the link below. Also, there has apparently been a NASA Clean Air Study that rates plants based on their toxin removal properties, so I’ve put those numbers by the names for your reference. Suggested plant usage is 1 potted plant per 100sqft of space.

1. Areca Palm (8.5)
2. Raphis Palm  (8.5)
3. Bamboo Palm (8.4)
4. Rubber Plant (8.0)
5. Dracaena ‘Jane Craig’ (7.8)
6. English Ivy (7.8)
7. Pothos (?)
8. Ficus Alii (7.7)
9. Boston Fern (7.5)
10. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllym) (7.5)

Raven Tao is a media personality and real estate agent and ambassador for Engel & Voelkers HK. She loves arts and culture, is fascinated by fashion and luxury, and is passionate about all things house and home. For more updates, LIKE her Facebook Page or visit www.RavenTao.com

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