Indoor plants help brighten up your home, and they can also clean the air!

As the winter approaches, we will opt to stay inside our warm climate-controlled homes rather than face the frost. That’s why Afterglow knows it’s important for KW residents to prime their home’s air quality.

On average, indoor air is five times more polluted than the air outside.

Fortunately, there are solutions available to improve the air in your home. Beside replacing your furnace filter on a monthly basis, we recommend purchasing some indoor plants. That’s right, plants.

Here are five houseplants that seriously clean your home’s air.


Aloe VeraAloe Vera: This plant’s oil is commonly used for sunburns, but it can also improve your indoor air quality. How? Studies have found that it helps keep your home free from benzene, which is commonly found in paint and chemical cleaners. The best part of the aloe plant is that when harmful chemicals become excessive, it will start to show brown spots. Warning you and your family! What a swell pal.




English Ivy: Have a pet? You need an English Ivy plant.

It can reduce the amount of airborne fecal matter. It also absorbs formaldehyde, a chemical commonly found in some household products, furniture, or carpeting treatments.




Spider Plant: Fun fact, within just two days of having a spider plant in your home, it can remove up to 90% of airborne toxins. How? The spider plant’s leaves grow fast and absorb harmful substances like mold and other allergens.

Cool, right?



Peace Lily: This plant reduces levels of mold spores that grow in the home by absorbing them through its leaves.

Put your peace lily in the bathroom, as it will keep shower tiles and curtains free from mildew.




Boston Fern: Not only are Boston ferns beautiful, they have an abundance of health benefits as well. Its biggest being  its ability to act as a humidifier and help restore moisture in the air, which is perfect in the cooler months when air tends to become stale and dry.


If you want functional decorations this winter, look no further than these great houseplants.

Afterglow. Water, warmth, well-being.