House plants not only brighten your home but also improve your indoor air quality. This is a natural air quality improvement you can make vs. having to purchase a bulky plastic humidifier or air purifier. Plants can actually remove some home toxins, for example, in studies, specific plants have been found to do very well at removing formaldehyde.
Formaldehyde is a substance that the EPA calls a possible carcinogen and it's found in things like carpet, plastics, synthetic fabrics, and more. You can naturally reduce the amount of formaldehyde found in your home along with other toxins if you grow one or more of the following plants indoors…
- Spider Plant
- Corn Plant
- Christmas Cactus
- Snake Plant
Most of the above plants can bloom even in medium light; meaning they’re ideal for indoors. The Corn Plant is the exception because it does need bright light from a nice sunny window.
According to a NASA study the top 10 plants that are most effective in removing Formaldehyde, Benzene, and Carbon Monoxide from the air include...
- Bamboo Palm – Chamaedorea Seifritzii
- Chinese Evergreen - Aglaonema Modestum
- English Ivy Hedera Helix
- Gerbera Daisy Gerbera Jamesonii
- Janet Craig - Dracaena “Janet Craig”
- Marginata - Dracaena Marginata
- Mass cane/Corn Plant - Dracaena Massangeana
- Mother-in-Law’s Tongue Sansevieria Laurentii
- Pot Mum – Chrysantheium morifolium
- Peace Lily - Spathiphyllum
- Warneckii - Dracaena “Warneckii”
More information about detoxing plants:
- An excellent air cleaning plant chart from Good Magazine.
- How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office