Air Purifying Plants (Indoor Gardening)

Aloe (Aloe vera)

aloe vera This easy-to-grow, sun-loving succulent helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more. Aloe is a smart choice for a sunny kitchen window. Beyond its air-clearing abilities, the gel inside an aloe plant can help heal cuts and burns.Aloe (Aloe vera)

Spider plant


spider plant
Even if you tend to neglect houseplants, you’ll have a hard time killing this resilient plant. With lots of rich foliage and tiny white flowers, the spider plant battles benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the leather,rubber and printing industries.

Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentiisnake plant

Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, this plant is one of the best for filtering out formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products. Put one in your bathroom — it’ll thrive with low light and steamy humid conditions while helping filter out air pollutants.

Golden pothos (Scindapsus aures)money plant

Another powerful plant for tackling formaldehyde, this fast-growing vine will create a cascade of green from ahanging basket. Consider it for your garage since car exhaust is filled with formaldehyde.

Chrysanthemum (Chrysantheium morifolium)

mums
The colorful flowers of a mum can do a lot more than brighten a home office or living room; the blooms also help filter out benzene, which is commonly found in glue, paint, plastics and detergent. This plant loves bright light, and to encourage buds to open, you’ll need to find a spot near an open window with direct sunlight

Dracaena marginata

dracaena marginata
The red edges of this easy dracaena bring a pop of color, and the shrub can grow to reach your ceiling. This plant is best for removing xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde, which can be introduced to indoor air through lacquers, varnishes and gasoline

Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)

weeping fig
A ficus in your living room can help filter out pollutants that typically accompany carpeting and furniture such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. Caring for a ficus can be tricky, but once you get the watering and light conditions right, they will last a long time

Azalea (Rhododendron simsii)

azalea
Bring this beautiful flowering shrub into your home to combat formaldehyde from sources such as plywood or foam insulation. Because azaleas do best in cool areas around 60 to 65 degrees, they’re a good option for improving indoor air in your basement if you can find a bright spot.

English ivy (Hedera helix)

english ivy
A study found that the plant reduces airborne fecal-matter particles. It has also been shown to filter out formaldehyde found in some household cleaning products.

Warneck dracaena (Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckii’)

Warneck Dracaena
Combat pollutants associated with varnishes and oils with this dracaena. The Warneckii grows inside easily, even without direct sunlight.

Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema Crispum ‘Deborah’)

Chinese evergreen
This easy-to-care-for plant can help filter out a variety of air pollutants and begins to remove more toxins as time and exposure continues. Even with low light, it will produce blooms and red berries.

Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii)

bamboo palm
Also known as the reed palm, this small palm thrives in shady indoor spaces and often produces flowers and small berries. It tops the list of plants best for filtering out both benzene and trichloroethylene. They’re also a good choice for placing around furniture that could be off-gassing formaldehyde

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum)

peace lilly
Shade and weekly watering are all the peace lily needs to survive and produce blooms. It topped NASA’s list for removing all three of most common VOCs — formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. It can also combat toluene and xylene.

Asparagus fern

Asparagus fern

This beautiful fern purifies air by detoxifying benzene, toluene, octane, alpha pinene and  trichloroethylene.

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Posted on 17/06/2015, in Air Purifying Plants, All, Gardening, Indoor. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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