The Top 10 Plants for Removing Indoor Toxins

plantsA study by NASA identified 50 household plants that remove many of the potentially harmful gases from inside homes. The top ten plants for removing formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide are:

1. Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)

2. Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa)

3. Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)

4. Rubber Plant (Ficus robusta)

5. Dracaena “Janet Craig” (Dracaena deremensis)

6. Philodendron (Philodendron sp.)5. Dracaena “Janet Craig” (Dracaena deremensis)

7. Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii)

8. Ficus Alii (Ficus macleilandii “Alii”)

9. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata “Bostoniensis”)

10. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa”)

Read more about the study and the plants here.

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