The scientists of NASA have been researched how plants change the quality of air. Their experiments lasted for twenty years. Finally the research showed that common houseplants can clean the air.
The first aim for the research was to find the ways of air cleaning for extended stays in orbiting space stations. While these findings are helpful for Earth too.
These twenty plants will clean your house from toxins:
- Aloe vera
It is not only the best plant for treating sunburn. This plant is also helpful for cleaning your home from formaldehyde.
- Areca palm
This pant removes all indoor air toxins
- Elephant ear philodendron
This plant cuts traces of formaldehyde from your house.
- Lady palm
This plant eliminates all air toxins in your house. It is very helpful in ridding home of cancer causes.
- Bamboo or reed palm
This plant cleans your home from benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.
- Rubber plant
Rubber plant kills formaldehyde.
- Dracaena “Janet Craig” (corn plant)
This plant cleans your home from benzene and cigarette smoke.
- English ivy
This plant can be grown indoors in water. It reduces benzene and formaldehyde in your house.
- Draft date palm
It is one of the best all-natural air fresheners. This plant removes xylene.
This plant is also known as the weeping fig. It cuts formaldehyde from your house. Though these plants may trigger allergies for sensitive people.
- Boston fern
This plant refuses the level of formaldehyde in your house.
- Peace lily
Peace lily will help you to get rid of traces of acetone, trichloroethylene, benzene and formaldehyde. But this plant is poisonous to cats.
- Golden pothos
This plant removes carbon monoxide, benzene, and formaldehyde from the air in your house.
- Kimberley Queen fern
Kimberley Queen fern is one of the best humidifiers.
- Florist’s mums
Another name of the plant is the chrysanthemum. It is a universal flower for your house. This plant cuts formaldehyde, benzene and ammonia from your house.
- Gerbera daisy
This is the best flower for cleaning your home from all indoor toxins.
- Dragon tree
Though this plant is very easy for maintaining in home, it cuts xylene and trichloroethylene.
- Red emerald
This plant cuts al air toxins in your house.
- Parlor palm
It removes causers of cancer and cleans your house from toxins.
- Spider plant
It has distinctive long striped and it eliminates carbon monoxide.