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Best House Plants for Filtering Toxins

clean air home plants

House plants can be good for a lot of things such as reducing airborne dust levels, increasing oxygen levels for better breathing and keeping air temperatures down.  But one of the biggest benefits is that they remove toxins from the air and certain plants are better at it than others.  Below is a short list of a few of our favorite house plants that filter out toxins in your home.

Bamboo Palms

The Bamboo Palm grows between three and six feet tall and also transpires a healthy bit of moisture into a room, making it particularly welcome in dry winter months.

Eliminate/Absorb: formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide, xylene, chloroform, and more

Care: Although this palm requires bright light to flourish, don’t place it in direct sunlight. Keep the soil moist and feed your plant monthly during summer with an all-purpose liquid fertilizer. Placing the plant where air circulates freely and occasional misting both help deter spider mites. 

Areca Palm

The Areca Palm is one of the most efficient air purifying plant and is an excellent air humidifier.

Eliminate/Absorb: benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and more 

Care: Grow in bright filtered light with shade from hot sun. Provide plenty of water when in growth, but reduce watering in winter. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly during growth.

Peace Lilies 

Peace Lilies absorb benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and more. To maximize the plant's air-cleansing potential, keep the foliage dust-free. Pristine white blooms are a bonus with this efficient plant.

Eliminate/Absorb: formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene, ammonia, and more

Care: The peace lily thrives in both low and bright light. Keep the soil slightly moist and feed monthly during spring and summer with an all-purpose liquid fertilizer. Low-light conditions inhibit flower production.


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