The Best Plants For Cleaning Indoor Air

These plants are particularly good at removing toxins from indoor air:

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa”)

Peace Lily removes benzene, xylene, and toluene found in nail polish, paints, solvents, and adhesives as well as trichloroethylene (TCE). TCE is a commercial product found in a wide variety of industrial uses such as metal degreasing and dry cleaning. It is also found in printing inks, paints, lacquers, varnishes, and adhesives. Wash the leaves occasionally to prevent insect attacks.

Pothos Vine / Golden Pothos (Epiremnum

Golden Pothos removes indoor chemicals

Golden Pothos removes all indoor chemicals and is the easiest to grow of all houseplants, the Pothos is a vine that produces light green heart-shaped leaves colored with gold or cream. The Pothos can withstand neglect and is very resistant to insect infestation. To encourage a more bushy appearance, pinch out the growth tips and clean the leaves with a damp cloth.

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema Modestum)

English Ivy (Hedera Helix)

English ivy removes formaldehyde. English Ivy can be adapted to a variety of home and office environments including ground cover in lobbies, topiaries, and hanging baskets. Ivy is a vigorous climber and prefers to be fed regularly with a mild fertilizer. Allow drying slightly between waterings.

Mother-in-Law’s Tongue / Snake Plant (Sansevieria

Mass Cane / Corn Plant (Dracaena Massangeana)

Dracaena Warneckii

Dracaena Fragrans

Dracaena Janet Craig

Dracaena Marginata

Other good plants:

  • Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)
  • Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica)
  • Australian Sword Fern (Nephrolepis Obliterata)
  • Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)

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