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6 Indoor Plants That Clean Air And Remove Toxins In Your Home

posted in Health & Fitness
02/01/2015
  • Aloe
    Aloe
  • Aloe plants are very beneficial for increasing oxygen levels in your home. They have also been found to absorb formaldehyde, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide. According to Earthship, one pot of aloe is equivalent to nine biological air cleaners.

  • Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
    Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
  • Spider plants are able to perform photosynthesis under minimal lighting. They aid in absorbing toxins in the air including formaldehyde, styrene, carbon monoxide, and benzene. One spider plant is able to effectively filter a room of 200 square feet.

  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
    English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • English ivy is another great indoor plant that removes toxins. This plant has been shown to reduce 60% of airborne mold and 58% of airborne feces after being placed in a room for only 6 hours!

  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’)
    Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’)
  • Having a peace lily in your home greatly reduces the chemical toxins in the air. Peace lily plants filter out harmful benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.

  • Snake Plant or mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata‘Laurentii’)
    Snake Plant or mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata‘Laurentii’)
  • This indoor plant that cleans the air is just about indestructible, if you’re looking to start out with easy to care for plant, this would be the one to choose. Snake plants aid in removing toxins from the air and require little to no lighting.

  • Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
    Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
  • Rubber plants excel at removing toxins from the air, particularly formaldehyde. These plants require minimal lighting and also easy to care for. Note: the leaves can be toxic, so if you have any pets in your home, be careful.

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