Sales of Air Purifying Plants Up 23 pct This Year | Be Korea-savvy

Sales of Air Purifying Plants Up 23 pct This Year


SEOUL, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire)With the Korean peninsula blanketed in dense air pollution for much of the first part of this year, sales of plants that are effective in purifying the air have increased.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp. announced on Sunday that sales of six major air-purification plants reached 255 units this year, up 23 percent from 207 last year.

The six major air-purification plants include ivy, scindapsus, peace lily, parlour palm, banyan tree, and yellow palm.

These plants are known to have excellent ability to remove pollutants through their leaves, and have excellent indoor air purification capabilities by reducing fine dust.

The banyan tree is especially known to have the highest anion generation rate, and scindapsus is known to best remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air.

The yellow palm is known for its ability to remove atopy-causing formaldehyde, and the peace lily is known to remove pollutants including benzene and formaldehyde.


Furthermore, the parlour palm suitable for households with pets as it is not toxic, and ivy can boost humidity levels, which is perfect for a child’s room.

The ministry recommended growing plants that relieve stress from the body and function as air purifiers when there is much fine dust in the air.

Image Credit: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs / Korea Green Foundation /

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