The green medicine

Air is life. Its quality is therefore important for our health, well-being and how we feel. This is about the outdoor air, but also the air inside. After all, that is where we spend a large part of our lives. At home, in the office, at work or at school.

Harmful substances spoil the air we breathe. These substances are given off by furniture, clothes, carpets, paint and printers, for example, but also by people themselves.

We all know that plants produce oxygen. Plants are also capable of absorbing pollutants, scientific research shows. Only a select range has strong air-purifying properties. These are the plants from Air So Pure.

Our plants are selected for proven strong air-purifying properties. This makes our collection unique. A plant from Air So Pure...

  • neutralises harmful gases by absorbing and breaking them down.
  • makes the air healthier by effectively converting carbon dioxide into oxygen.
  • improves humidity through the regulatory evaporation process.

Like the trees in the forests outside, Air So Pure plants purify the air inside homes, offices and schools.

Air purification by plants

How it works?

The cells of plants are little chemical factories where substances are converted into other substances. Substances are broken down and substances are rebuilt.

Air So Pure plants breathe through the leaf stomata. These are microscopic holes in the underside of the leaves. While breathing, they also absorb pollutants from the air. They then break these down inside the plant into nutrients that they use later. 

Most plants also breathe differently than we humans do
do. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen and hydrogen!

And so Air So Pure plants provide better air indoors, 
to feel more comfortable in.

Air So Pure - Luchtzuivering door planten
Air So Pure - Mevrouw met planten in de woonkamer

Research into air purification

Good ventilation and purification of air by plants make for a healthier living environment.

NASA research shows that some specific plants were able to convert CO2 into oxygen more effectively than other plants. Moreover, they greatly reduced the level of pollutants in the air. After these plants were in the testing room for several days, the test subjects' complaints disappeared on their own!

Since these tests, organisations such as Phytagoras and PPO (Praktijkonderzoek Plant & Omgeving, Practical Plant & Environment Research) are now still doing research on this group of plants, which provide a healthy and sustainable environment.

The positive effects of plants have also been studied in companies. Some benefits of rooms with living plants include higher humidity, more attractive workplace, more positive mood, better functioning and less absenteeism.

The air-purifying effect of our Air So Pure plants has been scientifically tested by Phytagoras Science in the Netherlands.


Would you also like to live and work in such a healthy environment? Discover air-purifying greenery and create your own world of wellbeing. 

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How many plants do you need in a space?

It is difficult to specify exactly how many plants you need in a room. It also depends on how many people are in the room, how many appliances are in the room, how often doors and windows open, etc. Basically, the more air-purifying plants, the better. A forest with 1 tree is not a forest either, so to green a space, you need enough plants.

However, estimates can be made for the number of plants needed. The more, the better. The stronger air-purifying the species, the better.

A rule of thumb might be: 350 grams of leaf mass per person of a reasonable to good air-purifying plant species. Depending on the species and thus much or less leaf.

Room surface area: 30m2

Number of plants: 4-6 pot diameter 13cm / 2-3 pot diameter 17cm.