Best Plants for Improving Indoor Air Quality

houseplantsHousehold plants do more than just beautify our homes. They also play an integral part in purifying the indoor air. Believe it or not, indoor air is usually much more polluted than outdoor air. This is mainly due to the purpose of keeping in the air conditioning and heat, which in turn traps airborne toxins and pollutants. Some of the best indoor plants to own for the purpose of air purification are listed here.

-Peace Lily
Filters Formaldehyde, Benzene and Trichloroethylene. It also filtrates Toluene and Xylene.

-English Ivy
Reduces airborne fecal matter particles and filtrates Formaldehyde.

This flowering plant does best in cooler conditions (60-65 degrees) and filtrates formaldehyde.

A bright light loving plant which filtrates Benzene.

-Aloe Vera
Filtrates Formaldehyde and Benzene.

-Spider Plant
This pet-safe, resilient house plant filtrates Benzene, Formaldehyde, Carbon Monoxide and Xylene.

-Snake Plant
Thriving in low-light, humid conditions, this plant filtrates Formaldehyde.

-Gerber Daisy
Filtrates Trichloroethylene and Benzene.

-Golden Potnos/Devil's Ivy
Filtrates Formaldehyde. This plant remains green even when kept in the dark.

-Bamboo Palm
Best at filtrating Benzene, Trichloroethylene, and Formaldehyde, this plant thrives in shady indoor places.

-Red-Edged dracaena
Filtrates Xylene, Trichloroethylene and Formaldehyde. This indoor plant has the potential to become very tall.

-Weeping Fig
More commonly known as a ficus, this tricky plant filtrates Benzene, Formaldehyde and Trichloroethylene.

-Chinese Evergreen
This easy to care for plant filtrates airborne pollutants and increases filtration over time.

-Heartleaf philodendron
Although toxic if eaten, this plant filtrates Benzene, Trichloroethylene and Formaldehyde