15 Best plants that give off the most oxygen

Plants are the natural way to keep your home environment vibrant. Plants not only make your home attractive but also cleanses toxins from the air. Here is the list of best plants that give off the most oxygen.

You can put these plants in your living room bedroom so that you get to breathe pure air. These plants not only give oxygen but also absorbs toxic gasses such as formaldehyde, benzene, etc.

Areca palm

Areca plant is also known as golden palm or butterfly palm. This plant is grown in bright indirect light. Areca palm gives oxygen even at night. It is one of the plants that give off the most oxygen. It needs to be watered often.

You can keep 3-4 plants in your house. This plant is well known for removing harmful chemicals like toluene and xylene from your room. This plant also helps to improve the nervous system.

Tips for better result

  • Water this plant more often. It requires special attention.
  • Put in open and large rooms like the living room.
  • Indirect sunlight is best for this plant. Avoid dark room for this plant.
  • For 1 person 3  plants of 3 ft tall are sufficient.
  • Keep soil moist for better growth of this plant.
  • Also applying some fertilizer helps to maintain this plant.

Snake Plant

The snake plant is also known as Mother-in-law Tongue or Sansevieria plant. This plant is very tough and can grow easily in any kind of environment. You also need not regularly water this plant-like areca plant. Watering once a week is enough for this plant.

If you have the best schedule and don’t have much time for taking care of plants then this plant could be the best choice for you.

These plants give a good amount of oxygen as well as cleanses toxins from the air.4-8 plants are recommended for a good result.

But you can simply start with one plant and add other plants in your home later. This plant is popular for oxygen production mainly at night.

This is the best toxic absorbent and known for absorbing nitrogen oxide, benzene, xylene, etc. and performs best at night.

Tips for better result

  • This plant is very tough and doesn’t require much care. However, water twice a week, good sunlight and some fertilizer would give better results for caring for the plant.
  • Bedrooms with proper sunlight are the best fit for this plant.

Money Plant

Money is most famous among the indoor plants and most of us are well known about this plant. But very few may be aware of the benefits of this plant.

This is another popular plant for oxygen production. It’s also a toxic absorbent. It absorbs mostly benzene and toluene from the air.

But it should be kept far more reach of children and pets because it could be harmful if pets and children eat its leaf unknowingly.

So if you have children and pets in your home, make sure to keep this plant out of their reach.

Tips for better result

  • Most soil is best for the growth of this plant.
  • Keep this plant in a shady area and water every week.
  • Keep far from the reach of pets and children.
  • 4-6 plants of 2ft tall are best for the result. Or 1-2 large size plant is enough.
  • Best suitable for open and large rooms such as living room, passage, etc.


Gerbera is also popularly known as gerbera daisy or orange gerbera. Its scientific name is Gerbera Jamesonii. This plant is very beautiful and decorative. Its bright appealing orange and yellow color will groom your house.

This is also among the plant that gives of the most oxygen throughout day and night. This plant is very efficient at night for proving oxygen and can be very helpful for those who are suffering from a sleep disorder or respiratory problems.

It is a flowering plant that mainly blossoms in the spring season and needs proper sunlight, heat, and water. Many people have trouble in caring for this plant because it needs proper attention to grow this plant.

Tips for best result

  • Keep this plant in sunlight and water daily. You can shift this plant back to room and night. Or you can also put this plant in the window so that it gets proper and don’t have to keep moving its position.
  • Using fertilizer helps to grow this plant much quickly.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is another popular plant that gives off the most oxygen. This plant can be easily kept indoor and can be taken care of.

They require very less water and grow well in any kind of environment. This plant is also well known for removing benzene from the air.

Aloe Vera is not only for the purification of air but also can be used as a natural remedy of face mask for glowing skin. The gel inside the leaf is very good for the skin.

 It actually falls under the medicinal plant because of its use in various problems.

Tips for better result

  • 4-6 plants are recommended for the best result.
  • Keep in bright light for better results.
  • Do not over water the plant.

Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus is also known as Schlumbergera. This plant is mainly dominant in South America. Christmas cactus can be easily cared for in our home too. It requires very little attention. But in the small season, you need to water frequently.

This plant does well in bright light. It provides oxygen all the time as well as absorbs toxins. Its flower is beautiful and pleasing.

Tips for better results.

  • Water daily in the summer season.
  • Put just outside the window for the best result.

Tulsi (Holy Basil)

Tulsi is known as the queen of herbs. Tulsi is a very famous plant in South-East Asia. It is well known for giving oxygen in a good amount. It also absorbs carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. You can plant in Tulsi just outside the window of your room.

It is also believed that it brings good luck to the home. Scientifically also this plant has many benefits other than purifying the air. Its leaf can also be taken as a tea for asthma, colds, and other lung problems. It also helps in reducing your stress.

Tips for better result

  • Water regularly
  • Put just outside the window for better results.

Bamboo Plants

Bamboo plants are popular for removing toluene from the air which is a harmful gas present in our room which can affect our respiratory system. This plant also gives off the most oxygen even at night. Keeping a few bamboo plant sin houses helps in the increment of oxygen in the air.

Tips for better result

  • Grows well in indirect bright light.
  • Put it in a window or balcony for the best result (where there is indirect bright light).
  • Water daily for the proper growth of this plant.


Chrysanthemum is a flowering plant that is mainly popular for giving oxygen at night. Its flower is very beautiful and found in different colors mainly pink and yellow.

This plant is a good toxic absorbent and a natural decorative.

This plant needs good care for better results. It needs proper sunlight and loves arm climate. You can shift plants in sunlight during the daytime.

It absorbs formaldehyde and other harmful gases from the air. Although if flowered is not bloomed its leaves keep on filtering your room air.

Tips for better results.

  • Put in warm areas and water daily.
  • Using fertilizer can help this plant grow easily.

Chinese evergreen

Chinese evergreen is also known as Aglaonema. These pants are easy to take care of and grow easily. This plant performs best in indirect sunlight.

This plant provides oxygen in both day and night. This plant mainly absorbs formaldehyde and benzene. This plant is very popular in china so named after it.

Tips for better result

  • Keep in moist areas such as the kitchen or shady areas of the living room.
  • Moist soil is preferred by this plant.

Other plants

Other plants known for producing oxygen in comparatively lesser amount are:

Weeping fig

Pothos plant

Spider plant



Also read about 6 Best Indoor plants.

Leave a Comment