Indoor Plants - Natural Solution to Indoor Pollution

Common Name: Areca Palm | Botanical Name: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens

Palms are almost certainly the most elegant of pot plants, they come in all sizes and give a satisfying tropical feel. Areca palm with its green feathering fronds makes a lovely plant for the home or office. With its aesthetically pleasing appearance and low maintenance it is one of the most popular palms. It brings a tropical touch into your indoors. According to NASA it is consistently rated among the best indoor plant for removing all indoor air toxins..This palm is an effective humidifier as it adds humidity to the room by releasing copious amount of water into the air. During winter time, it can literally replace the use of electric humidifiers altogether! It is also know as the as the Butterfly palm, Golden Feather Palm , Madagascar Palm, Cane Palm nd Yellow Palm.

Common Name: Bamboo Palm or Reed Palm | Botanical Name: Chamaedorea seifrizii

Benefits: Bamboo palm also known as reed palm removes benzene , trichloroethylene. and formaldehyde it has the a purifying score of 8.4 according to NASA They’re also a good choice for placing around furniture that could be off-gassing formaldehyde. . With proper care, you can grow a bamboo palm to add beauty to your indoors Likes bright, indirect light and prefers to remain moist but not too much.

Common Name: Dwarf / Pygmy Date Palm | Botanical Name: Phoenix roebelenii

This attractive Date Palm also called Pygmy Palm with its effective and elegant look helps to lighten up the room and lower the concentration of chemical toxins floating around in the removes chemicals found in plastics and solvents from the air.according to NASA it has a purifying rate of 7.8

It loves lots of sun, moist soil and warm water.

Common Name: Baby Rubber Plant | Botanical Name: Peperomia obtusifolia or Ficus robusta

Benefits: Ficus robusta, also known as a rubber plant, is an attractive indoor plant for homes and offices Rubber Plant with its large, glossy, green leaves that are tinged with purple purifies indoor air by emitting high oxygen content, and excels at removing chemicals, such as formaldehyde or other toxins A favorite indoor plant as it tolerates lower humidity of indoor spaces,.It requires less light than many other plants and outperforms all other ficuses It is fourth on NASA list with purifying score of 8.

It grows 3 -5 feet with a humid atmosphere and temperature 65-85 and prefers bright and indirect light with watering twice a week. It is toxic to pets.

Common Name: Boston Fern | Botanical Name: Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis

Bostern fern with its gracefully arching fronds is a very popular indoor plant. It is said to be the most effective filtering plant with a purifying rate of 7.4 to expel molds and toxins from indoor air. One of the strengths of the Boston fern is its tendency to mutate, becoming stronger and more adaptable with each change. They can be used in any number of situations, including pedestals, hanging baskets, groupings, or lush specimen plants on the right windowsill.

Common Name: Chinese Evergreen | Botanical Name: Aglaonema sp

Chinese evergreen plants are evergreen perennials which emits high oxygen content, and purifies indoor air by removing chemicals, such as formaldehyde, benzene or other toxins The NASA studies proved that Chinese evergreen plants are one of the air-scrubbing plants. Even with low lights it produces blooms and berries.

Common Name: English Ivy | Botanical Name: Hedera helix

English Ivy is the best purifier where the air has gone stale and dry . with a purifying score of 7.8 according to NASA .WEB MED describes this effervescent plant as a” fix for allergies “as it’s known for removing the chemical benzene, a known carcinogen found in cigarette smoke, detergents, pesticides, and the off-gassing of other synthetic materials. It is said to be fantastic for those with asthma and allergy as it provides cleaner and fresher air because 60%of the airborne mold vanishes just 6 hours after the ivy is placed. It is best as hanging plant.

Common Name: Ficus alii | Botanical Name: Ficus maeleilandii alii

Ficus Alli is a fine addition to any room or office where clean air is lacking. Even though it is not as potent in its toxin-removing prowess as, the rubber plant yet it is said to be a great overall air purifier.with a rate of 7.7 according to NASA. Ficus varities include ficus benjamina also known as weeping fig . A ficus in your indoors can help filter out pollutants that typically accompany carpeting and furniture.

These types of houseplants love indirect sunlight; be careful not to overwater. Those with allergies to latex may react to this plant!

Common Name: Gerbera Daisy | Botanical Name: Gerbera sp. or Gerbera jamesonii

Gerbera daisy a bright flowering plant is very effective at improving the indoor air quality. NASA says this plant is fantastic at removing benzene, a known cancer-causing chemical. It also absorbs carbon dioxide and gives off oxygen overnight. It is best suited for places where people work overnight and also best suited for bedrooms. It also removes trichloroethylene and benzene that comes with dry cleaning and ink.

Common Name: Golden Pothos / Money Plant | Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum syn. Scindapsus aureus

Golden pothos is another powerful plant recommended by NASA for tackling formaldehyde. NASA places this plant among the top 3 types of houseplants. This fast-growing vine will create a cascade of green from a hanging basket and increase the general indoor air quality by removing carbon monoxide .as this plant requires minimum care it stays green even when kept in dark.

Common Name: Peace Lily | Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum sp

Peace Lily with a air purifying score of 7.5 according to NASA is best known for cleaning indoor air of many environmental contaminants like benzene, a common household chemical and known carcinogen. It’s also great at breaking down and neutralizing toxic gases like carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. It removes mold spores in the air, thus purifying the air of trichloroethylene, a chemical found in cleaners and solvents; and removing alcohols, acetone. Easy to care for, it prefers lots of water, less often and bright, indirect light.


Benefits: Bright and radiant dracaena with a purifying score of 7.8 combats impurities and pollutants associated with varnishes, paints and paint thinners and oil.It is also known for purifying the air of the carcinogen, benzene, commonly found in the off-gasing of synthetic materials, cigarette smoke and other household chemicals. Dracaena is produced in a variety of forms including the tip, bush, staggered, character and standard . Dracaena Fragrance is sometimes called Corn Plant as it somewhat resembles corn Some of the more common dracaena houseplants are the Marginata, Warneckii, Massangeana and the Janet Craig. These are some of the best house plants and make great additions to any home while requiring minimal care.

Common Name: Philodendron | Botanical Name: P. cordatum, P. scandens or P. selloum

Philodendrons have graced interiors for generations. Philodendron a climbing vine is a workhorse for removing all kinds of VOCs .It is recommended by NASA among the best types of houseplants for removing formaldehyde, especially higher concentrations.

Best Spot: Low light areas; keep away from kids and pets—this plant’s toxic when eaten.

Common Name: Snake plant | Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii'

The snake plant also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, this plant is one of the best for filtering out formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products. As founded by NASA it absorbs toxins and is best suited for bedrooms as it produces oxygen during night. It’ll thrive with low light and steamy humid conditions while helping filter out air pollutants.

Common Name: Spider plant Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum

NASA places the Spider plant among the top 3 types of houseplants that are great at removing formaldehyde. It also removes carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities like benzene and xylene a solvent used in the leather, rubber and printing industries. With lots of rich foliage and tiny white flowers, the spider plant is a natural indoor purifyier.

Common Name: Chrysanthemum | Chrysantheium morifolium

Chrysanthemum is one of the very best houseplants for removing formaldehyde, benzene and ammonia from the atmosphere around it as confirmed by NASA.

The colorful flowers of a mum can do a lot more than brighten a home office or living room; the blooms also help filter out toxins, which is commonly found in glue, paint, plastics and detergent. This plant loves bright light.