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India: Air-purifying plants trend in pollution-hit city

Rising pollution levels coupled with a host of respiratory and other health problems have taken the sheen out of the otherwise beloved winter, with Delhiites huffing and puffing their way to life post-Diwali. At such a time, air purifying plants have become the latest de rigueur for people struggling for some clean air.

These plants, commonly known as air purifiers, come packed with a host of pollution-combating functions, making them a popular choice for home gardens as well as inside residences. They also win extra brownie points for being low on budget and maintenance, as most of them require very less water, just enough to keep the soil moist, about once or twice a week, and sunlight once a week.

A lot of people, especially those living in high rises, are placing plants such as dwarf date palm, Chinese evergreen, flamingo lily, even the humble rubber plant, in their homes for better air quality.

Read more at Daily News & Analysis

Publication date: 12/15/2016



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