Aloe Plant – The gel of the aloe plant has a number of healing properties and this plant can help clear the air of pollutants found in chemical cleaning products.
Photos Taken by Dave Goulding and courtesy of Garden Supply Company, Cary NC
Rubber Tree – good for cleaning the air and is one of the easiest plants to grow, as it thrives even in dim lighting and cooler climates.
English Ivy – NASA scientists listed the English Ivy as the number one best air-filtering houseplant.
Peace Lilies – do well in shade and cooler temperatures, and they can reduce the levels of a number of toxins in the air.
Snake Plant – – snake plants don’t need much light or water to survive, so they’re an easy choice for any corner of your home.
Bamboo Palm- is particularly effective at clearing out benzene and trichloroethylene, common indoor pollutants found in paints, adhesives, plastics and rubber.
Bamboo Plant courtesy of Preston Flowers, Cary NC.
Philodendron – the heart-shaped philodendron can grow decorative vines and is particularly good at absorbing formaldehyde.
Spider Plants – are decorative, easy to grow, and also make the NASA list of the best air-purifying plants.
Dracaena- This beautiful, vibrant plant can grow to be ceiling-height, making it a great plant for decorating and filling up space.
Golden Pothos – try adding as a hanging plant, as the leaves will grow down. They grow easily in cool temperatures with low levels of sunlight.