AMAZING: Houseplants that clean your air

  1. Hedera_helix_Leaves_3008pxPeace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii). Removes formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. Native to the rainforests of central and south American, this plant needs a shady spot.
  2. Golden pothos (Scindapsus aures). Removes formaldehyde. A very tough vine that grows to massive proportions in its native habitat. In the home it prefers bright, indirect light and moist soil.
  3. Snake_plantEnglish ivy (Hedera helix). Removes formaldehyde. This pretty vine is a bit more difficult to grow, preferring cool, moist and humid conditions which are not typical of a home.
  4. Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium). Removes benzene and formaldehyde. Can produce colorful flowers when placed in direct sunlight.
  5. Gerbera daisy (Gerbera jamesonii). Removes benzene and trichloroethylene. Like the chrysanthemum, it needs direct sunlight to produce its pretty flowers.
  6. Mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’). Removes formaldehyde. A striking, low-maintenance plants that thrives in low light and more humid conditions.
  7. Rhododendron_simsii_Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii). Removes benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. This popular houseplant thrives in low light but cannot withstand overwatering.
  8. Azalea (Rhododendron simsii). Removes formaldehyde. This dwarf azalea does best in a cooler setting out of direct sunlight and will reward you with beautiful flowers.
  9. Red-edge dracaena (Dracaena marginata). Removes xylene, benzene and trichloroethylene. This plant can reach the ceiling of your home and the red edges bring a splash of color.
  10. Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum). Removes benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene. A very low maintenance plant with rich foliage and tiny while flowers.

Full Article: 10 Houseplants That Filter Toxic Pollutants From the Air

  

 

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