I have a garden in my house where I had some plants earlier. They were mostly flowering plants. Now I am looking for some plants which can purify the air around the house, keep away mosquitoes, and also look good. Please suggest some.
I plan to keep them outdoors and my garden receives a very good amount of light, I am flexible with the container sizes as I have ample space in the garden.

PS: I live in India.

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    Aug 26, 2020 at 17:40
  • Knowing what part of the world you are in is critical in terms of what plants you can grow, so can you add your location please.
    – Bamboo
    Aug 27, 2020 at 12:31
  • Note: no plant could purify air outdoor (but if you build a forest): plants are weak at purifying air, and there is too much circulation of air outside. Watering system (or fountains) helps much more (but then... mosquitoes) Aug 28, 2020 at 8:04
  • I meant something like Aerica palms and other plants are known to purify the air. So I was asking something like that. Aug 28, 2020 at 9:43
  • KUSHAGRABANSAL I'm afraid that @GiacomoCatenazzi is right. Even Areca palms will only purify air if they're in an enclosed space, outside just has too much air movement, so new contaminants can always blow in faster than the plant will clear them. I don't have 5 plants that come to mind for mosquitoes, but one that you might try is Citronella Geraniums.
    – Sol
    Aug 29, 2020 at 6:11


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