The 10 Best House Plants for Removing Air Pollutants

February 14, 2018 2 min read

The 10 Best House Plants for Removing Air Pollutants

A study conducted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) & Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) examined popular varieties of ornamental plants to determine their effectiveness in removing several key pollutants associated with indoor air pollution. 

What they found, besides indoor plants being extremely effective in the removal of toxins, was a list of the best 10 house plants for removing said toxins. These plants were MOST EFFECTIVE in removing formaldehyde, benzene, tricholoethylene, and carbon monoxide. 

Those plants are:  

bamboo palm

1. Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii) (LOW MAINTENANCE)

source: crocus.co.uk

 

chinese evergreen best plants for removing air pollutants

2. Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema modestum)

source: www.veldkampsflowers.com

 

english ivy

3. English ivy (Hedera helix)

source: www.nurserylive.com

 

gerbera daisy
4. Gerbera daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

source: www.cambridgeflorist.com

 

janet craig best house plants for removing air pollutants
5. Janet Craig (Dracaena fragrans "Janet Craig") (LOW MAINTENANCE)

source: www.plantingman.com

 

marginata
6. Marginata (Dracaena marginata) (LOW MAINTENANCE)

source: www.plantz.com

 

mass cane plant
7. Mass cane/corn plant (Dracaena fragrans "Massangeana") (LOW MAINTENANCE)

source: www.homedepot.com 

 

mother in law's tongue
8. Mother-in-law's tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii)

source: www.crocus.co.uk

 

potted mum
9. Potted mum (Chrysanthemum morifolium) (LOW MAINTENANCE) 

source: www.walmart.com

 


10. Peace lily (Spathiphyllum "Mauna Loa") (LOW MAINTENANCE)

source: www.ftd.com

 

Some others include: Spier Plants, Dragon Tree, Nephytis, Dracaena Warneckii, Heart Leaf Philodendron, Weeping Fig, Elephant Ear Philodendron, Areca Palm & Snake Plant.

Before purchasing any of these plants for your home, be aware that some may be toxic to any fur babies you have lurking around. We've found that all 40 versions of Dracaena plants are toxic to cats & dogs when eaten. Do your research before any purchases (because we love our fur babies)! 

We also want to note that although house plants are beneficial for bringing moisture into your home's air, be aware that this may spur microorganism growth in already humid climates. Be sure to implement proper air ventilation into any home to avoid overgrowth of molds & pollens. 

Happy Planting! 


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Width (IN)
Length (IN)
Sleeve Center Back (IN)
XS
16
26.5
15
S
18
28
15.75
M
20
29.25
17
L
22
30.25
18.25
XL
24
31.25
19.5
2XL
26
32.5
20.75
3XL
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2XL 24.8 32

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L 24 29.5 34.5
XL 26 30.5 35.5
2XL 28 31.5 36.5
3XL 30 32.5 37.5

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2XL 28 31 37.5
3XL 30 32 38.5
4XL 32 33 39.5

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4XL 32 33 39.5

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