12 Plants That Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Here are the common houseplants that are natural air purifiers:

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera will also help get rid your home of formaldehyde. The most common health problems in people exposed to formaldehyde include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat.

2. Succulents

For the best toxin-reducing benefits in your home, consider mixing your succulents with other houseplants that are super-cleaners. 

They’re so easy to care for that even black thumbs usually have good luck with them, so even the moderate amount of air purification that they provide is better than none. Plus they're so interesting and appealing to add to your overall mix of indoor plants!

Succulents love sunshine and dry soil, so don't over-water. Some suggest that you only water when the plants look like they're about to shrivel.

3. Areca Palm

This universal air quality superstar will help remove all indoor air toxins.

4. Elephant Ear Philodendron

Just like aloe vera, elephant ear philodendron will cut traces of formaldehyde from your space.

5. Rubber Plant

One of the best plants for new plant owners (read: difficult to kill), the rubber plant has been shown to kill formaldehyde.

6. Ficus

Also known as the weeping fig, the ficus plant will cut formaldehyde from your house. Do not have skin contact to the white juice if you accidentally break the fresh leaf. It may trigger allergies for sensitive people. Otherwise, all should be fine.

7. Boston Fern

Formaldehyde has been shown to exist in many home furniture and building materials, but the Boston fern plant can help to eliminate those emissions.

8. Peace Lily

Though the peace lily can get rid of traces of acetone(丙酮), trichloroethylene(三氯乙烯), benzene() and formaldehyde(甲醛), cat lovers should not use this plant. The peace lily has been shown to be poisonous to cats.

Acetone(丙酮)Nail polish remover labels clearly state if acetone is the main ingredient, but it's also used in lacquer, varnish, liquid and paste waxes, paint remover, polishes, particleboard and some upholstery fabrics.

Trichloroethylene(三氯乙烯): Trichloroethylene (TCE) is used as a solvent for degreasing metal parts during the manufacture of a variety of products. It can be found in consumer products, including some wood finishes, adhesives, paint removers, and stain removers.

Benzene(苯): it may be found in glues, adhesives, cleaning products, paint strippers, tobacco smoke and gasoline. Most benzene in the environment comes from our use of petroleum products.

Formaldehyde(甲醛): Sources of formaldehyde in the home include building materials, smoking, household products, and the use of unvented, fuel-burning appliances, like gas stoves.

9. Golden Pothos

For improved lung health, reach for the ozone-cleaning golden pothos plant. It can remove carbon monoxide, benzene and formaldehyde from the indoor air.

10. Spider Plant

Known for its distinctive long striped leaves, the spider plant is also a carbon monoxide(一氧化碳) eliminator.

Carbon Monoxide(一氧化碳): Household appliances, such as gas fires, boilers, central heating systems, water heaters, cookers, and open fires which use gas, oil, coal and wood may be possible sources of CO gas. It happens when the fuel does not burn fully.

11. Kimberley Queen Fern

The Kimberly Queen fern removes formaldehyde form your home and pros have called it one of the best humidifiers you can use.

 12. Bamboo

Bamboo will work to get out benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.