The 7 Best Indoor Plants To Purify The Air In Your Home -- Many of us probably spend time indoor, either at home or office environment. But, do you know that air in the room also contains pollutants that bad for health? For example, xylene can be found in cigarette smoke, fertilizers and floor waxes, trichloroethylene can be found in paints, varnishes and lacquers. 

Luckily, there are some indoor plants that NASA recommended, which can purify the air. What are those plants? In addition to snake plants and peace lily, you should know these following plants.

1. Red-edged Dracaena


This indoor plant is also called as Dracaena marginata. The leaves are green with dark red around the tips. It can grow around 6 feet in height. The red-edged dracaena produce oxygen, while controlling humidity levels in the room. According to NASA, this plant can absorb benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene from the air.


2.  Flamingo Lily


Flamingo lily (Anthurium andraeanum) is a low-maintenance indoor plant. You only need to water it once or twice a week. Place it in an area of moderate light, such as near a window. The flower petals tend to be like heart-shaped with a beautiful reddish color. It can also filter air. Keep away from children and pets. Because this plant can interfere with digestion when swallowed.


3. Boston Fern


Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) needs a cool place with high humidity and indirect sunlight. Suitable plant for bathroom. Boston fern is also effective in eliminating formaldehyde that smells pungent and can can irritate the nose, mouth and throat.

4. English Ivy


Easy to care for, perfect for small humid spaces and refreshing your home. You'll get an extra benefit when placing a Hedera helix at home. Another interesting fact about English ivy, the plant can purify the air toxins, such as benzene, xylene, and toulene, that can cause sick building syndrome.

5. Lilyturf (Liriope spicata)


Lilyturf looks like a grass that produce blue, purple or white flowers. Although it is usually grown outdoors, it does well as a windowsill plant. It helps purify the air from trichloroethylene (in printer ink), xylene (on permanent markers, colored pens) and ammonia.

6. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema modestum)


In terms of visual, Chinese evergreen already looks special with its greenish leaves and silvery color on the veins of the leaves. In addition, this plant is ideal for living rooms. It also filters out formaldehyde and benzene very well. But, you have to be careful if you have pets or children. Because this plant is poisonous if ingested.

7. Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina)


According to NASA's Clean Air Study, weeping figs are highly efficient at removing airborne formaldehyde, xylene and toluene. Xylene and toluene tend to accumulate from carpet and furniture cleaner and stain removers. 

This plant is easy to care for, so you can place it in every room. Just keep them out of direct sunlight.

That's all for The 7 Best Indoor Plants To Purify The Air In Your Home? From those plants above, which one do you have? Share photos of your plants in our comments and share your experience taking care of them!

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