Peperomia don’t just have the benefit of being a quirky little houseplant, they also clean the air. This is a bigger plus than you might realise as not all houseplants have air purifying qualities. So to find a houseplant that cleans the air yet is still aesthetically appealing and has its own unique look is something exciting that we look for in a houseplant.
One common household toxin that Peperomias are good at getting rid of is formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is found in the air of many households, and is found in many building materials and household objects and products. The gas itself is colourless but it can have a strong odor.
Although it is found in these items, if breathed in continuously or in large amounts it can have damaging effects on the body. There have been links drawn between formaldehyde and cancer so a plant that manages to take this toxin out of the air is definitely one we want in our homes.
With this knowledge, you should take care to minimise the amount of formaldehyde in your home but you should also find some houseplants that can help you to minimise your exposure. The Peperomia is the perfect plant for this because not only will it rid your home of toxins but it will look great while doing so.
To summarise does Peperomia Clean The Air? Yes it does, it can help to remove particles of harmful toxins such as formaldehyde.
If you’ve decided that you need a Peperomia plant now you know how much they can help to clean the air in your home then you need to learn how to care for them and one of the first questions you should be asking is how much light does a Peperomia need? Read our article to find out and to begin your Peperomia journey.