The best plants that clean indoor air

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The best plants that clean indoor air

You try to eat right and exercise to keep your body healthy, but keeping your home healthy is just as important. Indoor plants are an easy way to make your home healthier. We’ve selected the best plants that clean indoor air and are also easy to care for.

We spend the majority of our time indoors where the air quality tends to have 2-5 times more volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than outdoors. Everyday things like the upholstery for furniture, the wood in your floors and cabinets, and chemicals in the cleaning products under your sink can emit a variety of toxins including benzene and formaldehyde, which are both known to cause cancer and other health issues.

Luckily, removing these toxins and cleaning the air indoors is as easy as finding the right indoor plant. In one NASA study, it was found that certain houseplants removed up to 70% of Formaldehyde from the air! Keep your home healthy with one (or all!) of these easy indoor plants that not only look beautiful, but also naturally clean your indoor air and can boost your mood.

plants that clean the air sansevieria

Sansevieria

Highlighted in NASA’s study of plants that remove air pollutants, Sansevierias are incredibly easy to care for and are highly adaptable to all different types of light conditions.

Removes: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene

plants that clean air marble queen pothos

Marble Queen Pothos

Low-maintenance and hardy, the Marble Queen Pothos was included as part of NASA’s study of plants that remove air pollutants.

Removes: formaldehyde

plants that clean the air kimberly queen fern

Kimberly Queen Fern

This variety of fern just like it’s cousin the Boston Fern helps raise the humidity and improves air quality—however, it’s much cleaner and doesn’t shed as much.

Removes: formaldehyde and xylene

plants that clean the air dracaena lemon lime

Dracaena Lemon Lime

Incredibly easy to care for, Dracaenas not only remove toxins, but have also been found to improve attention span and boost memory.


Removes: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene

plants that clean the air cutlass aglaonema

Cutlass Aglaonema

Also known as a Chinese Evergreen, Aglaonemas are resilient and adapt to nearly every light condition.

Removes: benzene and formaldehyde

plants that clean the air burgundy rubber tree

Burgundy Rubber Tree

The Rubber Tree produces higher amounts of oxygen than other plants, making it particularly effective at cleaning the air in your home.

Removes: formaldehyde