Can a Snake Plant Improve the Air Quality in Your Home?

 

Many household plants are strategically placed for decoration and to maintain feng shui. But did you know that some of these same plants also have health benefits?

The snake plant is one of those plants known for both looking good and improving air quality.

Keep reading to learn more about the snake plant, its health benefits, and how to care for one.

Snake plant benefits

The snake plant, commonly referred to as mother-in-law’s tongue, is a resilient succulent that can grow anywhere between 6 inches to several feet.

In addition to providing a bit of ambiance, snake plants have a number of health benefits.

 

Filter indoor air, even at night

Similar to other household succulents, snake plants help to filter indoor air. What’s unique about this particular plant is that it’s one of the few plants that can convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen at night.

This quality makes it an ideal plant for bedroom decor as it can help regulate healthy airflow.

 

Remove toxic pollutants

Snake plants are also known for their ability to help remove toxic air pollutants. Though in small contributions, snake plants can absorb cancer-causing pollutants, including CO2, benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.

With the ability to absorb and remove harmful toxins, snake plants can act as an effective defense against airborne allergies.