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Top 10 Houseplants That Fight Indoor Air Pollution, Toxins

The season of open windows has officially come to an end. Take a deep breath anywhere inside your beautiful home. Do you know what you’ve just inhaled apart from life-sustaining oxygen?

How about:

  • Trichloroethylene (found in cleaners, degreasers, and adhesives).
  • Formaldehyde (derived from furniture, plastics, insulation, carpeting, wood flooring, adhesives, and building materials).
  • Toluene (found in paints, dyes, and fragrances).
  • Xylene (present in rubber, leather, cleaning products, and printer ink).

These are toxins, indoor pollutants, trapped in your house. Don’t worry, though. Simply acquire more houseplants, natural air purifiers that also convert carbon dioxide into breathable oxygen. NASA, despite its seemingly incongruous expertise in houseplants, has conducted research on this subject for long-duration space missions, claiming its importance. Let’s now cherry-pick their findings for this winter’s Top 10 indoor air purifiers for your bedroom or any other area in your home. If you’re looking for reliable landscaping services and need help picking out beautiful plants for your landscape, consider booking a consultation with My Home Wizard.

Here are the 10 best house plants to clean the air

Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens):

Not only absorbs pollutants but also releases moisture into the air.

Price at Time of Posting: $40

Aloe Vera (Aloe vera):

An easy-to-maintain plant that emits oxygen into the air while you sleep. (Beneficial for insomniacs.) It is also effective at reducing benzene and formaldehyde levels.

Price at Time of Posting: $8

English Ivy (Hedera helix):

A favorite during Christmas time, it remains a year-round keeper because it filters 78 percent of airborne mold within 12 hours.

Price at Time of Publish: $21

Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii):

Thrives on xylene and other pollutants.

Price at Time of Publish: $14

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata):

Who hasn’t owned a Boston Fern? It’s time to get another one since its specialty lies in removing formaldehyde.

Price at Time of Publish: $38

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema):

Can tolerate low light while eliminating toxins.

Price at Time of Publish: $17

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum):

A member of the Araceae family, not an actual lily, it prefers temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It sustains itself by absorbing mold spores and utilizing them as food at the root level. It improves air quality by up to 60 percent.

Price at Time of Publish: $45

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum):

Capable of filtering up to 90 percent of toxins within two days and provides relief for dust allergies.

Price at Time of Publish: $62

Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa):

This plant targets multiple toxins including ammonia, formaldehyde, toluene, and xylene.

Price at Time of Publish: $30

Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina):

A slow-growing ficus that is a must-have to reduce pollutants from carpeting and furniture, such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.

Price at Time of Publish: $120

We hope you enjoyed this article featuring great plants to include in your home decor strategy. If you’re looking for help with keeping your clean and tidy, book a seasonal cleaning today with My Home Wizard’s cleaning team.

Breath Deep. Stay Healthy!

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