What plants are best at cleaning the air in your house?



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    Plants, through the natural process of photosynthesis, filter the air around them, replacing Carbon Dioxide with Oxygen; however plants also filter out harmful chemicals that may be in the air itself. Some plants are far better at this than others so here is a list of several common house plants that are extremely efficient at cleaning the air in you home or apartment.

    Peace Lily

    This name refers to any one of 40 distinct species of beautiful flowering plants; the peace lily is one of the most popular indoor plants. Cleaning best at a rate of one plant per 10m^2, these plants have been known to remove toxic chemicals such as benzene and formaldehyde. These plants are ideal because they are very low maintenance; requiring water only once a week and growing in even poorly-lit rooms.

    Spider Plant

    The Spider Plant, thought native to South Africa, is a popular house plant that is extremely efficient at removing harmful substances from the air and an excellent addition to any home as it can survive under most conditions, even being neglected. Spider plants are known for their long, slender leaves, (18-25 inches long) that grow from a central rosette that sprouts from the plants roots.

    Devil’s Ivy

    Epipremnum aureum, more commonly known as Devils Ivy or Golden Pathos, is another house plant than has been scientifically proven to filter toxins such as such as xylene, formaldehyde and benzene. These vine-like plants can grow several stories high in the wild, however when kept in the house are usually trimmed and kept much smaller. These plants require very close attention to detail; soil should be watered only at certain times and the plant should not receive direct sunlight or else it could die.


    Sagitarria or Arrowhead Plants are a number of different species that are known to increase indoor air quality. These soft, flowering, tubular-shaped plants stand about 10 inches tall and are renowned for their beautiful white flowers. When kept in the home, these plants need to avoid direct sunlight and grow best if they are not watered, but rather sprayed with a fine mist of water

    English Ivy

    English Ivy, also known as Hedera Helix is a fast-growing vine native to most of Europe; because it thrives so well, in the United States it is considered an invasive species. The plant can contort itself to grow just about anywhere and can change its appearance based on its surroundings; when it is kept as a house plat, it is kept under control by periodic trimmings to keep it from growing to quickly and getting to large.

    Weeping Fig

    The Weeping Fig, commonly sold mislabeled only as ‘Ficus’ is a species of fig tree native to parts of Asia. These plants have been brought to America as they are praised for their beauty as well as their fruit. In the wild, these trees can grow to be one-hundred feet high, so they are typically kept as house plants when they are seedlings so they require a fair amount of attention like just the right amount of water.  


    The chrysanthemum is well-known as a decorative flower, but most do not know that it is also very effective at improving your home’s air quality. There are more than thirty different species of chrysanthemum, all of which bloom into beautiful flowers in a wide range of colors from white to red to purple. These plants require just the right amount of sunlight, water and fertilizer so don’t try these unless you have a lot of time and energy to devote to them.

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    The soil and roots of indoor plants have been found to play an integral role in removing air-borne pollutants also. The micro-organisms in the soil use trace amounts of pollutants as a food source.

    Here is a list of other house plants that also serve this purpose:

    • Hedera helix   English ivy
    • Chlorophytum comosum   spider plant
    • Epipiremnum aureum   golden pothos
    • Spathiphyllum `Mauna Loa’    peace lily
    • Aglaonema modestum   Chinese evergreen
    • Chamaedorea sefritzii   bamboo or reed palm
    • Sansevieria trifasciata    snake plant
    • Philodendron scandens `oxycardium’   heartleaf philodendron
    • Philodendron selloum   selloum philodendron
    • Philodendron domesticum    elephant ear philodendron
    • Dracaena marginata   red-edged dracaena
    • Dracaena fragrans `Massangeana’   cornstalk dracaena
    • Dracaena deremensis `Janet Craig’   Janet Craig dracaena
    • Dracaena deremensis `Warneckii’   Warneck dracaena
    • Ficus benjamina  weeping fig


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    Plantation is the best to clean your sourrounding air. I think to have big garden with different kinds of flowers and plants make your health good and it will keep your locality and home with clean air.

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    Plantation is the best thing to making your home clean and healthy. I must say it is the best thing to increasing the productivity of home with clean air.


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    Search for a plants whose photosynthesis rate is high as it gives more oxygen to the atmosphere which ultimately helps to maintain the cleaning of air in your house.Try to put these plants as close asto the living area for better result.

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