Top air purifying plants

Top air purifying plants

Do you know that some plants are indeed air purifying plants?

Plants are a great decoration for the house. They help provide a natural atmosphere within the comfort of your home.

Research from NASA shows that there are indoor plants that can help filter and detoxify the air in your household. If these plants are good enough to clean the air in NASA space facilities, they can certainly detoxify the air in your home.

Here are the top air purifying  plants:

1. Areca palm:

It removes harmful indoor chemical toxins from the air. Keep soil moist, and place in indirect sunlight.

2. Bamboo palm:

It helps filter formaldehyde from the air, which can be released from furniture. It also helps remove the chemical benzene. Keep soil moist, and place in indirect sunlight.

3. Chrysanthemum:

It produces beautiful flowers, and filters benzene and formaldehyde. Thrives in direct sunlight.

4. English ivy:

It helps remove formaldehyde from the air. This plant does best in cool locations with moist air. It is poisonous, so keep it away from children and pets.

5. Dracaena Janet Craig:

This plant removes toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. It is versatile and can survive in low light to direct sunlight conditions.

6. Gerbera daisy:

It produces beautiful flowers and needs plenty of sunlight. This plant removes trichloroethylene and benzene.

7. Peace lily: This plant removes trichloroethylene and benzene from the air. Does best in low-light conditions. It is poisonous, so keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not over-water.

8. Red-edge dracaena:

This plant removes benzene and trichloroethylene. It thrives in a temperature of 75 degrees, and can grow up to 15 feet tall.

9. Spider plant:

This is a very hardy plant, so it doesn’t require much maintenance. It helps filter formaldehyde.

Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.


1. “NASA Indoor Plants.” NASA. NASA, 15 Sept. 1989. Web. 02 Sept. 2013.


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