While the spring weather in Hanoi is some of the year’s best, this time of year can also see air pollution levels sky-rocket. Here are 5 more air-purifying plants that you can easily purchase on Hoang Hoa Tham St:
English ivy (above)
This plant grows well indoors, even in rooms with little sunlight. It can be a slow grower at first, so give it plenty of fertilizer.
This creeping plant grows like a weed in Vietnam, so you’ll have no trouble caring for it. Golden pothos tackles formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and benzene – all of which are found in car exhaust fumes
Lady palms love humidity and heat and are almost indestructible – they seem to thrive on neglect.
This attractive and compact pot plant eats up formaldehyde
Philodenron (aka Monsteria) plants can’t tolerate direct sunlight for long, but they do like a bright room. Perfectly suited to Vietnam’s climate.