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New Study: 18 Plants That Clean All the Air in Your Home

in Environment, Home May 9, 2017

It is so important to your health to purify the air that you’re breathing in your home or office. If you’re breathing dirty air, you can experience a world of health issues. That’s why you need to have some of these 18 plants in your home.

In 1989, NASA and The Associated Contractors of America released a study that determined the best houseplants for your home. The study consisted of all kinds of plants and each one of them have powerful potential for cleaning the air. They even showed to be able to extract chemicals such as benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, xylene, and ammonia. The study found that some of the most effective houseplants to have in your house are peace lily, English ivy, florists chrysanthemum, red-edged dracaena, and the variegated snake plant.

NASA identified 13 additional plants (18 total), including the wicked awesome Boston Fern. And you can get a good idea of what each plant looks like, as well as what toxins they take care of, thanks to a handy infographic from Love The Garden.

NASA recommends that you have one potted plant per 100 square feet of indoor space. Be sure to check the toxicity levels of the plants you decide on because some of them are toxic to house pets.