Clean Air

Houseplants can be great helpers in ridding the air of pollutants and toxins and contributing to balanced internal humidity.

Studies by NASA suggest that you use one plant for approximately 10 square yards of floor space in a room with an average ceiling height of 8 to 9 feet. You need two or three plants to contribute to good air quality in the average living room of about 20 to 25 square yards.

Research has shown that these 10 plants are the most effective all-around in counteracting chemicals and contributing to balanced humidity in the home.

Clean Air House Plants

  • Hedera helix English ivy
  • Chlorophytum comosum spider plant
  • Epipiremnum aureum golden pothos
  • Spathiphyllum 'Mauna Loa' peace lily
  • Aglaonema modestum Chinese evergreen
  • Chamaedorea sefritzii bamboo or reed palm
  • Sansevieria trifasciata snake plant
  • Philodendron scandens 'oxycardium' heartleaf philodendron
  • Philodendron selloum selloum philodendron
  • Philodendron domesticum elephant ear philodendron
  • Dracaena marginata red-edged dracaena
  • Dracaena fragrans `Massangeana' cornstalk dracaena
  • Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig' Janet Craig dracaena
  • Dracaena deremensis 'Warneckii' Warneck dracaena
  • Ficus benjamina weeping fig