Plants That Help Make Your Air Cleaner

Snake plant We spend a lot of time indoors so the quality of the air we breathe is essential to our health. According to, “you may not know it, but the air in your home can be dirty and hazardous to your health. In fact, indoor air can be even more polluted than the air outdoors.” While it’s easy to see when you need to dust or sweep, it’s harder to know when the air in your home needs cleaning. Take a look at a few plants that can help improve the air quality in your home.


This plant is easy to grow succulent and loves to be in the sun. It helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more.

Spider plant

If you tend to neglect houseplants, this plant is perfect for you. It has lots of rich foliage and tiny white flowers, the spider plant battles benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the leather, rubber and printing industries.

Snake plant

this plant is one of the best for filtering out formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products. It goes by the nickname “mother-in-law’s tongue.”

Gerbera daisy

This bright plant is effective at removing trichloroethylene, which you may bring home with your dry cleaning.

These are just a few of the many plants can help improve your home air quality. Get healthy today!

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