6 Houseplants for a Healthier Home

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6 Houseplants for a Healthier Home
 
Aloe (Aloe Vera)
This sunshine-loving succulent battles formaldehyde and benzene chemicals found in paint and cleaning products.
 
Heart Leaf Philodendron (Aglaonema Crispum ‘Deborah')
Though toxic if eaten (keep away from kids and pets), this climbing vine is a warrior against pollutants like formaldehyde.
 
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
Don't let the name scare you-this resilient plant helps to clear the air of benzene formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene.
 
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema Crispum Deborah')
This flowering plant combats air pollutants and toxins, and can flourish even in a low light environment.
 
Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii')
Also known as mother-in-law's tongue, this formaldehyde-filtering plant thrives in a low light, high
humidity locale like the bathroom.
 
Warneck Dracaena (Dracaena Deremensis Warneckii')
Able to grow up to 12 feet, this two-toned plant defends against airborne toxins from household varnishes and oils.
 
Plants & Air Quality
Houseplants add fresh greenery to your space, but they also create a healthier living environment by clearing many airborne pollutants commonly found in homes.
 
To purify the air throughout your home, you'll need approx. one large potted plant (6- to 8-inch pot) or two smaller plants (4-to 5-inch pot) for every 100 square feet.
 
Follow our guide to fight indoor pollutants with these powerful plants!
 
Sources:
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/aug/16/houseplants-benefits-clean-air/