Houseplants That Clean the Air & Are Next To Impossible to Kill

Garden Mums in a Pumpkin Planter
Garden Mums in a Pumpkin Planter
Garden Mums in a Pumpkin Planter
Garden Mums in a Pumpkin Planter

Garden Mum

NASA proved this plant to be a real air-purifying beast. It removes ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene from your home’s air. It’s popular and inexpensive, plus they can even be planted outside too.

Spider Plant
Spider Plant

Spider Plant

If you are a beginning gardener, this is a great one to start with because Spider plants are incredibly easy to grow. It prefers bright, indirect sunlight and sends out shoots with flowers on them that will eventually grow into baby spider plants that you could propagate yourself. Before too long, you’ll have more spider plants than you’ll know what to do with.

Dracaena
Dracaena

Dracaena

There are over 40 different kinds of dracaena plants and they are all good and resilient. They remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene from the air. However, they are toxic to cats and dogs, so if you have pets pick another from the list.

Ficus
Ficus

Ficus

Ficus trees are neat because you can choose how big they are all depending on the size of the pot you have them in. Typically they can be between 2 and 10 feet tall and they have some serious air cleaning abilities. You can also keep it outside sometimes if you’d like. The ficus removes benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde from indoor air.

Peace Lily
Peace Lily

Peace Lily

The peace lily has beautiful flowers, they’re impossible to kill and have great air cleaning abilities. They flower through most of the summer and prefer shady spots with moist but not soggy soil and they remove ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.

Boston Fern
Boston Fern

Boston Fern

This plant likes cool locations with high humidity and indirect sunlight. These little guys would be perfect in your bathroom. They remove pollutants like xylene and formaldehyde from indoor air.

Snake Plant/Mother-in-law’s Tongue
Snake Plant/Mother-in-law’s Tongue

Snake Plant/Mother-in-law’s Tongue

I see these pants everywhere because they are attractive, low maintenance and pretty much impossible to kill. They only need water occasionally, prefer drier conditions and don’t need much direct sunlight. They remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and xylene from indoor air.

Bamboo Palm
Bamboo Palm

Bamboo Palm

Bamboo palms are most effective at filtering formaldehyde. They thrive in full sun and bright light, so they are perfect for Tucson! They grow as high as 12 feet tall, making them an incredible presence indoors. They remove benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has many uses. When consumed it has internal cleansing health benefits and when rubbed on the body it helps to relieve and heal cuts, scrapes and burns. Did you know aloe also cleans your air by removing formaldehyde and can survive without water for a very long time.

Tony Ray Baker

Tony Ray Baker

Full Time REALTOR® Since 1994
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