What is the best type of plant to clean the air in your home?



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    Many kinds of plants can be used to filter the air in your home. NASA actually conducted research on ways to clean air in space stations and compiled a list of the best plants to use indoors to this end. Not only do the following plants remove CO2 and emit oxygen (as all plants do), but they also remove certain pollutants from the air that come from common household products. The following chart was obtained from this page.

    Pollutant                         Source                     Plants that Remove Pollutant

    Benzene Inks, oils, paints, plastics,

    rubber, dyes, detergents,

    gasoline, pharmaceutical,

    tobacco smoke, synthetic fibers

    English Ivy, Dracaena marginata, Janet Craig, Warneckei, Chrysanthemum, Gerbera Daisy, Peace lily
    Formaldehyde Foam insulation, plywood, pressed-wood products, grocery bags, waxed paper, fire retardants, adhesive binders in floor coverings, cigarette smoke, natural gas Azalea, Philodendron, Spider plant, Golden Pothos, Bamboo palm, Corn plant, Chrysanthemum, Mother-in-law’s tongue
    Trichloroethylene Primarily used in the metal degreasing and dry cleaning industries; also in printing inks, paints, lacquers, varnishes, adhesives Gerbera Daisy, Chrysanthemum, Peace lily, Warneckei, Dracaena marginata
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