Plants That Clean The Air

Plants that clean the air

An often cited reason for keeping a variety of plants in your home is to clean the air. Better quality of air has a direct benefit to your overall health.

Another benefit to having plants in your home is the relaxing positive energy that comes with having the foliage around.

Plants that clean the air also add a natural touch to your home’s décor – making your home beautiful and more inviting.

Keep the air in your home clean and fresh naturally with these plants

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’) removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene, ammonia. Toxic to dogs and cats. Prefers indirect sunlight, moist but not soggy well drained rich soil. If the sags a bit, it’s a sign of need for watering.

Parlour palm (Chamaedorea elegans) removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene, ammonia. Not toxic to dogs and cats. Prefers indirect sunlight, moist well drained rich soil.

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Lady palm (Rhapis excelsa) removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene, ammonia. Not toxic for dogs and cats. Prefers bright indirect sunlight, moist well drained rich potting mix soil.

Florist’s chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium) removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene, ammonia. Toxic to dogs, cats, horses, children. Prefers bright indirect sunlight, moist peat moss based potting mix.

English ivy (Hedera helix) removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene. Toxic to cats, dogs, sheep, cattle, humans. Prefers bright indirect sunlight, fertile moist but well drained soil.

Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii) removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene. Not toxic for dogs and cats. Prefers prefers bright indirect sunligh, moist but not soggy well-aerated potting soil.

Variegated snake plant, mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’) removes removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene. Toxic to dogs and cats. Snake plant is a succulent. Prefers bright indirect sunlight, can tolerate some direct sunlight, well drained potting mix or potting cactus soil. Water when the soil is completely dry. As succulent, excessive watering will kill the plant.

Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata) removes emoves benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene. Toxic to dogs and cats. Prefers bright indirect sunlight, well drained soil, sensitive to excessive watering.

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