Careful: Your home contains these dangerous indoor toxins ? Get them cleaned organically

Whether it’s old or new, your living place could be harboring unhealthy (and invisible) toxins. These chemical compounds are found in emissions from paint, plastics, carpet, cleaning solutions, and numerous building materials.

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Three major offenders found in the home include:

formaldehyde: in carpets, upholstery, glues, paint, and more
benzene: in plastics, synthetic fibers, lubricants, rubber, pesticides, and more)
trichloroethylene: in paint removers, rug cleaning solution, adhesives, and more

In a 2,000 square foot house, bring in 15 to 20 plants in 6-inch pots or larger. Rather than scattering single plants, create group displays in each room for a great look and maximum air quality.

For a home upto 1000 square foot, place around 10 to 12 plant.

Adjust accordingly for larger or smaller homes.

Lucky for us, nature has a way of keeping itself clean. There are many powerful air-cleaning plants that naturally remove pollutants from the air.

Here are 10 beautiful houseplants that are easy to take care of and effective at increasing oxygen and clearing out toxins for cleaner breathing air.

1. English Ivy

NASA scientists listed the English Ivy as the number one best air-filtering houseplant, as it is the most effective plant when it comes to absorbing formaldehyde.

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It’s also incredibly easy to grow and adaptable – try it as a hanging or a floor plant. Grow in moderate temperatures and medium sunlight.

2. Aloe Plant

The gel of the aloe plant has a number of healing properties, from soothing skin burns and cuts to detoxing the body, and it can also help to monitor the air quality in your home.

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The plant can help clear the air of pollutants found in chemical cleaning products, and when the amount of harmful chemicals in the air becomes excessive, the plants’ leaves will display brown spots. Just an FYI: Grows best with lots of sun.

3. Rubber Tree

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Rubber trees are good for cleaning the air and are one of the easiest plants to grow, as they thrive even in dim lighting and cooler climates. The low-maintenance plant is a powerful toxin eliminator and air purifier.

4. Peace Lily

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The beautiful peace lily plant is a wonderful low-maintenance flower to keep in the home. Peace lilies do well in shade and cooler temperatures, and they can reduce the levels of a number of toxins in the air.

5. Snake Plant

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Snake plants don’t need much light or water to survive, so they’re an easy choice for any corner of your home. The plant absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night (while most plants do during the day), so add one to your bedroom for a clean-air boost.

6. Bamboo Palm

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The attractive bamboo palm also made NASA’s list of top clean-air plants with a purifying score of 8.4. It’s also particularly effective at clearing out benzene and trichloroethylene.

These need to be well-watered, in shade or indirect sunlight.

7. Philodendron

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The heart-shaped philodendron (pictured at left) is a popular plant choice for indoor areas, as they’re easy to care for and can grow decorative vines.

Like the English Ivy, they are particularly good at absorbing formaldehyde. They can also last for many years when properly cared for. Grow with moderate water and some sunlight and they’ll be fine.

8. Spider Plant

One of the most common house plants, Spider Plants are decorative, easy to grow, and also make the NASA list of the best air-purifying plants.

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Spider plants are effective at fighting pollutants including benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene.

9. Red-Edged Dracaena

This beautiful, vibrant plant can grow to be ceiling-height (15-foot dracaenas are common), making it a great plant for decorating and filling up space.

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It also removes toxins including xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde from the air. Grows best in sunlight.

10. Golden Pothos

The Golden Pothos makes the NASA list for its ability to clear formaldehyde from the air. Try adding it to your kitchen or living room as a hanging plant, as the leaves will grow down in cascading vines.

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They grow easily in cool temperatures will low levels of sunlight.


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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.


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Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.

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wow ! nice information , can we use Rubber plant for both indoor and outdoor ?

Hey bro,if you are keeping rubber plant indoor…
keep it away from kids,its poisonous plant…

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agree bro… happenz to me ages agooooo :wink:

nice info… would like to buy them

Nice information, I like Peace Lily and it is low-maintenance flower plant…

Baby rubber plant, also known by its botanical name, Peperomia obtusifolia, is a succulent perennial native to tropical America.

i have pesce lily in my garden but not getting flowers
what to do