5 Plants That Improve Guest Wellness

5 Plants That Improve Guest Wellness

Narrowing Down the Best Plants for Air Quality and Guest Wellness

Exploring lifestyle choices that improve one’s quality of life is becoming more of a priority. New trends, such as paying attention to gut health and consuming protein from plants, are gaining popularity as more information proving their benefits becomes public knowledge. Evidence of the emphasis people now put on wellness is the market’s growth. From 2017 to 2020, its value skyrocketed up from $3.7 trillion to $4.2 trillion. Knowing people value wellness, hosts must cater to these positive lifestyle changes. One of the most efficient ways to go about this is by providing the best plants for your vacation rental’s air quality. Modern Innkeeper determined the five best that eliminate pollutants and enhance wellness!


Bamboo combats five pollutants that are likely prevalent in your rental property.


Used to manufacture:

  • Detergents

  • Dyes

  • Synthetic fibers

  • Plastics

If you fail to address benzene’s presence, it may crack and peel guests’ skin if they have repeated contact with it, so invest in a bamboo plant to put an end to this possibility!


Carbon Monoxide

Found in:

  • Dryers

  • Water heaters

  • Fireplaces

  • Gas stoves and ovens

After reading this list, it would not be a surprise if you are already looking up where to buy some bamboo.



Found in:

  • Disinfectants

  • Floor polishes

  • Rubber

Bamboo’s presence eliminates the chances of suffering kidney and brain damage, a consequence of substantial exposure to chloroform.



Emitted from:

  • Adhesives

  • Air fresheners

  • Cosmetics

  • Perfumes

Formaldehyde irritates the nasal area and throat, two parts of the body that can deter a vacation if they are feeling disagreeable. 



Found in:

  • Adhesives

  • Paints

  • Waxes

Some of the consequences of inhaling xylene are damage to the central nervous system and headaches, two discomforts you do not want your guests experiencing!

Boston Fern

Two of the three pollutants, formaldehyde and xylene, a Boston Fern destroys bamboo does, too; however, do not ignore the third, as it most likely has a presence in your rental’s atmosphere.


Found in:

  • Glues

  • Nail paints

  • Paint thinners

  • Stain removers

You may not have all of these items in your rental property, but by only having one, toluene is in the air!

Peace Lily

If you are a host with a vacation rental in a dry climate, a peace lily is a good choice for you because it releases moisture into the air, along with fighting two chemicals, one being benzene, potentially polluting your property.


Found in:

  • Glue

  • Lacquer

  • Paint

  • Varnish

Because those materials are all found on furniture, it is likely trichlorethylene is contaminating the air your guests inhale.

Snake Plant

The snake plant, or Sansevieria, is great for hosts who own rentals with minimal sunlight, such as apartments or heavily shaded homes, because it is durable enough to survive in poorly lit conditions. Not only is it tough against less-than-ideal circumstances, but the snake plant is also stout against formaldehyde.

What is the Snake Plant’s Specialty?

While it does eliminate formaldehyde from the air, the snake plant’s value is in the protective energy it generates in its space. The plant’s spikes symbolize its ability to shield a home’s inhabitants from negative energy, and because it possesses “aggressive energy”, it is best served somewhere that does not have constant traffic, such as the living room or kitchen. Somewhere like an office or spare bedroom is more suitable for a snake plant.

Rubber Plant

Similar to bamboo, the Boston Fern, and the peace lily, a rubber plant eliminates:

  • Formaldehyde

  • Carbon monoxide

  • Trichloroethylene

What separates the rubber plant from others is how efficient it is in consuming and converting carbon dioxide to clean oxygen because of its leaves’ large surface area. Combine this with its ability to eradicate other pollutants, and your vacation rental will have the most pristine air quality around!

Plant the Seed

When you do decide to gift your vacation rental real plants, do not be bashful. Detail how they purify the air and their positive impact on the wellness of guests in your rental’s description. For ideas on how to decorate your property with them, click this link to begin plotting out where your natural purifiers will go!