These plant removes 90% of air chemicals in a day ! Must be in our house

Want a healthy home ? These plant removes 90% of air chemicals 24 hours

Projects like installing new carpet and painting walls can release chemicals that pollute indoor air. Luckily, some houseplants moonlight as efficient purifiers.

All indoors plants (flowering or not) are able to purify indoor air to some degree through their normal photosynthesis processes. But some were found to be more beneficial than others in removing harmful household toxins, even removing 90% of chemicals in the air in only twenty-four hours!

The three main household toxins of concern are:

  • benzene
  • formaldahyde
  • trichloroethylene

For the best results, put as many plants as you can care for in the rooms you use most, says environmental scientist Dr. Bill Wolverton. That means you’ll want at least two plants (in 10- to 12-inch pots) per 100 square feet of space;

if you’re in the middle of major renovations, aim for more plants

1. Chinese Evergreen


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Does well with full shade and good draining; variegated plants need more sunlight. The sap of this plant is considered poisonous and is an irritant.

Benefits: Emits high oxygen content, and purifies indoor air by removing chemicals, such as formaldahyde, benzene or other toxins.

2. Date Palm


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Loves lots of sun, moist soil and warm water.

Benefits: Said to remove formaldehyde and xylene (a chemical found in plastics and solvents) from the air.

3.English Ivy


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This hearty, climbing vine thrives in small spaces. It also fares well in rooms with few windows or little sunlight.

Benefits: Its dense foliage excels at absorbing formaldehyde—the most prevalent indoor pollutant, says Wolverton—which shows up in wood floorboard resins and synthetic carpet dyes.

4.Peace Lily


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Among the few air purifiers that flower, the peace lily adapts well to low light but requires weekly watering and is poisonous to pets.

Benefits: This year-round bloomer rids the air of the VOC benzene, a carcinogen found in paints, furniture wax, and polishes. It also sucks up acetone, which is emitted by electronics, adhesives, and certain cleaners.

5.Golden Pothos


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Needs less water in colder temps and partial sun.

Benefits: NASA places this plant among the top 3 types of houseplants great for removing formaldhyde. Also known for removing carbon monoxide and increasing general indoor air quality.

6.Areca Palm


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Moderately drought tolerant and prefers partial sun and well-drained soil.

Benefits: General air purifier, especially as it grows larger. It’s known for being one of the better performers in purifying the air.

7.Baby Rubber Plant


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Likes filtered light, infrequent watering and rich soil.

Benefits: These houseplants clean the air by emitting high oxygen content, and purifies indoor air by removing chemicals, such as formaldahyde or other toxins.

8.Lady Palm


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An easy-to-grow, tree-like species, the lady palm may take a while to start shooting upward. But once it does, its fan-like patterned leaves will add charm to any spot.

Benefits: Easy on the eyes, this plant targets ammonia, an enemy of the respiratory system and a major ingredient in cleaners, textiles, and dyes.

9.Boston Fern


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Likes bright light and damp soil but can be tolerant of drought or partial light

Benefits: Said to act as a natural air humidifier, removes formaldahyde and is a general air purifier. Said to be among the best in air purifying houseplants.

10.Dracaena marginata


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It requires little attention, tolerates dry soil and irregular watering and prefers no direct sunlight. It is, however, susceptible to fluoride toxicity (so fluoridated water sources may need to be avoided).

Benefits: Known for purifying the air of the carcinogen, benzene, commonly found in the off-gasing of synthetic materials, ciagerette smoke and other household chemicals. Also known for removing formaldahyde, xylene (found in varnishes, paints and paint thinners) and trichloroethylene (found in solvents) from the air

11.Chrysanthemum sp. or Chrysanthemum morifolium


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Likes partial sun, and lots of water. Although they’re among the houseplants that clean the air, they only flower once and are generally annual plants, especially when planted outdoors.

Benefits: Very effective at removing benzene, a carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) associated with most chemicals, plastics, cigarettes and off-gasing. Also removes trichloroethylene (found in solvets and cleaners), formaldehyde and ammonia.

12.Snake Plant or Sansevieria trifasciata


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It tolerates low light levels and irregular watering (and needs only a few watering throughout winter).

Benefits: Found by NASA to absorb toxins, such as nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde in addition to helping lower carbon dioxide.

13.Spider Plant


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Likes bright, indirect light and lots of water while growing.

Benefits: NASA places this plant among the top 3 types of houseplants that are great at removing formaldahyde. Also removes carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities.

14.Ficus benjamina


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Prefers bright light and sun, but is also shade-tolerant. Moderate water needs for these types of houseplants.

Benefits: Known to remove common airborn toxins and increase oxygen levels.

15. Bamboo Palm


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A superstar of filtering formaldehyde, these palms thrive in full sun or bright light. Part of the reason they can filter so much air is that they can grow to be pretty big—as tall as four to 12 feet high, making them exciting (and pet-friendly) indoor additions.

Benefits: Known to remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene

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