It is well documented that house plants, including succulents, can clean toxins from the air in your home and office. After extensive research this Airy Natural Air Purifier Review will highlight the pros and cons of using this pot to accelerate the air purifying capabilities of succulents and other houseplants.
Simply put, the AIRY Natural Air Purifier pot, will greatly improve the air cleaning efficiency of any plant that is used. When it comes to cleaning indoor air, the right pot may be more important than the right plant.
Why should we be concerned about the air in our homes and offices? An important reason to be concerned is because “sick building syndrome” is a real thing. Indoor pollution is often the cause of headaches, joint pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, confusion, allergies and many other symptoms.
Cleaning our indoor air with houseplants that are growing in these efficiently designed pots is an easy and cost effective way to improve our health and prevent distressing symptoms.
In fact, the AIRY purifier will clean the air of benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, and ammonia, 8 times more efficiently than using a standard pot. This well-engineered pot is designed to draw air in to make contact with the roots of the plant. The reason this works so well is that the roots are where most of the toxic pollutants are cleansed.
- Activated carbon for filtering toxins
- Expanded clay instead of soil to allow more air movement around the roots
- Holds 1.6 liters of water storage
- Water level indicator makes plant watering foolproof
- Open slits near the bottom draw in the polluted air
- 100-page brochure with instructions and tips
The AIRY pot effectively draws in polluted air so your houseplant can then convert these toxins into clean fresh air. The container enhances your plant’s amazing air pollution cleaning abilities. A chimney effect sucks the air in around the roots cleansing the air of toxins, dust and bad odors.
Unlike electric air filters, there are no filters to change and it uses no electricity.
In just 24 hours one plant in an AIRY plant pot can clean 75% of the toxins in about 170 square feet (about 42 cubic meters) of indoor space. It will not take long for the remaining 25% to also be purified. Some of the polluted air is cleansed by the plant’s leaves but over 90% of the toxins are neutralized by the roots.
A Better Pot for Your Plants
An additional bonus is that the AIRY plant purifier will help your plants to grow better. This ingenious container will provide the ideal growing conditions for your plants. They will be bigger, healthier, look more attractive and will often live longer.
You will not have the messy and time-consuming task of regularly repotting your plants. The way the pot is designed the roots will just naturally stop growing when they reach the sides.
Dimensions and Quality
Size = 11.6 x 11.6 x 13.2 inches
Weight = 4.3 pounds
The AIRY plant purifier pot is 100% made in Germany from 12 different parts. These may at first seem expensive but there is a lot of engineering, quality workmanship and components that go into every pot. There are also many standard plant pots on the market that are almost as expensive or may even cost more. Also consider that it is a lifetime investment with no additional cost for electricity or filters.
The air is first filtered by the soil (substrate). This initial process will help eliminate bad odors and clean the air of fine dusts. Next, microorganisms and enzymes that live on the roots convert the toxic air into basic starch, glucose and amino-acids. Finally, the plant then absorbs these useful nutrients for its continued optimal health.
What plants are most recommended by the AIRY company?
There are some 30 plants that have been proven to be very efficient at cleaning indoor air by converting toxins into beneficial nutrients. The plants listed below are not the only ones you can use but they have proven to work well with AIRY.
For the bedroom they recommend:
- Aloe Vera which cleanses benzene and formaldehyde
- Moth Orchids (phalaenopsis) which cleanses toluene and xylol
- Snake Plant (sansevieria trifasciata) which cleanses benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, toluene and xylol (Also called Mother-in-law Tongue, Viper’s Bowstring Hemp and Saint George’s Sword.)
For the living room and office they recommend:
- Peace Lily (spathiphyllum) which cleanses ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, toluene, xylol and mold (Also called Spath)
- Red Edge Dracaena (dracaena marginata) which cleanses ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, toluene and xylol (Also called Madagascar Dragon Tree, Dragon Tree or as one word Dragontree)
- Flamingo Flower (anthurium andraeanum) which cleanses ammonia, formaldehyde, toluene and xylol (Also called Tailflower, Laceleaf and Painter’s Palette)
- English Ivy (hedera helix) benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, xylol (Also called European Ivy, Gold Heart and Buttercup)
Don’t overthink the suggestions noted above. Yes, some plants are better than others at filtering specific individual pollutants. Nevertheless be careful not getting bogged down in so much research to find the “perfect” plant(s) that you don’t get anything at all. Just get started. Any plant you use will help filter at least some toxins and if you determine there is a more effective plant you can always replace the first one or simply add another one to the room.
What if I Want to Use it in a Room with No Windows?
A simple solution would be to set the pot near a window during the day and then move it into your desired area at night. Doing this regularly will be sufficient to clean the air in a windowless room or environment.
Research for this AIRY Natural Air Purifier Review
The AIRY system has been scientifically tested at TÜV Nord, EPEA Umweltinstitut Including, University of Peking, University of Shanghai and at the famous Fraunhofer Institute. The scientific literature sometimes refers to the “AIRY system” instead of just the pot. This is an accurate way to refer to the pot, the plant and the substrate since all of these work together to cleanse the air.
Because of its proven effectiveness in removing toxins it has been awarded worldwide patents. One study summarized its study by saying the AIRY system provides “very high decontamination capabilities for interiors.”
The Fraunhofer Institute tested the effectiveness of the AIRY plant pot system to remove two toxins, toluene and xylene. The concentrations tested were over 20 times above the maximum (allowable) limit for these contaminants.
Fraunhofer’s concluded that the AIRY system did an outstanding job removing these two pollutants from the air. What about plants that were used in standard plant pots? Did they also cleanse the air? The Fraunhofer Institute summarize by stating; “A reduction effect was not observed for the regular plant pot system for both compounds.”
Competing with over 5,000 entries the AIRY pot won the Red Dot Design Award 2016!
It is currently a nominee for the 2017 German Design Award!
Our home or office could be polluted with many of the 900 dangerous biological and chemical toxins. When you add in our time sleeping at night the majority of us spend most of our time indoors. We may be experiencing quite a few symptoms from too much time breathing in harmful air.
The 1989 NASA plant air cleaning study proved conclusively that specific plants have the ability to remove indoor pollutants. Many families do their best to eat nutritious organic foods and drink purified water. The reason for doing this is to improve and maintain our health and well-being. We should make the same efforts to breathe clean air. Using some of the specific plants that are optimal for removing indoor pollution along with an AIRY Natural Air Purifier system pot is a great way to do this efficiently and inexpensively.
The AIRY Natural Air Purifier comes in the colors Stone Grey – grey, Cappucino – brown, Honey Mustard – yellow brown, Hot Chili – red, Late Spring – green, Snow White – white, Space Blue – blue, Black Jack – black, Snow White – space blue. To discover if there are any new colors and which ones are currently in supply click here.