20 Hosehold Plants with Air Purifying Properties

Do you know that having plants around your home can help remove airborne contaminants like VOCs (volatile organic compounds), as well as reduce the chances of headaches, common cold, high blood pressure and allergies.

Here’s a list of plants with proven air quality improvement properties.

1. Golden pothos (Scindapsus aures): clears formaldehyde and other VOCs.
2. Ficus alii (Ficus maeleilandii alii): good general air purifier.
3. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): clears benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene.
4. Lady Palm (Rhapis Excelsa): good general air purifier.
5. Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’): clears formaldehyde.
6. Aloe: clears formaldehyde and benzene.
7. Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis): clears formaldehyde.
8. Dwarf / Pygmy Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii): clears formaldehyde and xylene.
9. Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema Crispum ‘Deborah’): clears air pollutants and toxins.
10. Chrysanthemum (Chrysantheium morifolium): clears benzene.
11. Gerber daisy (Gerbera jamesonii): clears trichloroethylene and benzene.
12. Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata): clears xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.
13. Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina): clears formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene
14. English ivy (Hedera helix): clears airborne fecal-matter particles.
15. Azalea (Rhododendron simsii): clears formaldehyde.
16. Heart leaf philodendron (Philodendron oxycardium): clears formaldehyde and many other air pollutants.
17. Warneck dracaena (Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckii’): clears pollutants such as those associated with varnishes and oils.
18. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis): clears formaldehyde.
19. Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii): clears benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.
20. Peace lily (Spathiphyllum): clears formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, toluene and xylene.

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