Air purifying indoor plants that make a difference and how to care for them

Considering adding indoor plants to your spaces? Look no further than air purifying indoor plants. We’ve rounded up a collection of must-have plants for the budding plant enthusiast. We explain why they’re air cleaning winners, how to care for their unique needs and the solutions that will spark sensational growth.

Invite indoor plants to make a difference

When choosing what air purifying indoor plants to bring inside, we want to make sure you have the best handle on their care. Refer to our article on the 6 tips to take care of indoor plants in winter. This tips guide highlights important points to keep in mind during winter and cold weather conditions. As for the plants you want to add to your collection or start afresh – continue reading for great insights.

Top plant pickings

Here are our hand-picked air purifying indoor plants we recommend you add to your plant portfolio for homes, offices, schools and more. Remember, they are proven to be most effective in large quantities – so find your favourites and get greening!

Wonder Plant Food - Indoor Air Purifying Plants Spider Plant

Spider plant

This is a fairly low-maintenance plant that thrives in indirect lighting. It assists in creating a greener space and removes toxins like formaldehyde and xylene from your air. Plus, when their little shoots grow, baby spider plants are ‘spiderettes’. Precious. Special note – they do not cope with soggy soil. Be sure to allow them time to dry out slightly between waterings.

Wonder Plant Food - Indoor Air Purifying Plants Chrysanthemums


This bloom is not only a beauty but is also noted to be one of the highest-ranked plant contenders for air purification. They eliminate common toxins and ammonia. While this flower only blooms for about six weeks, you can fertilise the pot again in the spring when new growth appears. Explore our Wondersol Colour Boost to get the job done. However, please note that its purification properties are reliant on the flowers. Help Chrysanthemums help you by checking the soil’s moisture every other day and maintaining damp soil. Special note for pet owners – keep them up and away from cats and dogs due to toxicity.

Wonder Plant Food - Indoor Air Purifying Plants Philodendron


Philodendrons come in a variety of sizes, colours, and leaf shapes. These plants adapt easily to most spaces with medium to bright, indirect light. They remove indoor toxins like formaldehyde – often found in carpets and cleaning products.

Wonder Plant Food - Indoor Air Purifying Plants Pothos


Welcome the tropics with divine vines. This plant tolerates low light and is great in hanging baskets or containers. Let them trail over the edge of a table for a cascading effect. They are known for clearing the air and filtering out benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, carbon monoxide and xylene.

Wonder Plant Food - Indoor Air Purifying Plants Bamboo Palm

Bamboo Palm

Enjoy an elegant upright plant with wispy feathered leaves that instantly transport you to a jungle paradise. We love this plant for its humidifying properties that transform any space into an urban jungle. It can grow up to three and a half metres, prefers part sun or shade, and is pet friendly. As it grows, it filters formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene.

Tips to ensure your indoor plants thrive

Add these notes to your indoor plant care routine for a jolly jungle in any space and climate.


Keep your air purifying indoor plants nourished with plant feed every three to four weeks. For a convenient option, choose Wonder Plant Food Stix. This solution comes with 20 easy-to-use plant food spikes that feed all your flowering houseplants and foliage with slow-release plant food for up to 60 days.


Spray your plants with preventative insecticides fortnightly. Explore our range of pest control solutions from our sister company Efekto. They provide garden and plant protection products to treat fungus and disease, insects and more. Need an easy and ready-to-use go-to? Use Efekto Garden Gun formulated for indoor and outdoor plants from a wide range of certain garden insect pests.

Balance and maintain moisture

Depending on your plant’s growing needs (water, soil or other),we recommend Wonder Waterwise Crystals to increase the water holding capacity for your plant. Make sure to check the soil for the best balance for your individual plant’s needs. It not only can be used for potted plants and hanging baskets but also:

  • Flower beds
  • Shrubs
  • Tress
  • Lawns
  • Sod
  • Vegetable gardens

Correct sunlight

Most indoor plants will do best if placed in bright, indirect light.

Green up to clean up

For questions on care for air purifying indoor plants or ways to channel your inner garden genius, contact us. Also explore our collection of guidescalendars and blog posts for your garden care needs.

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