16 Plants That Will Improve Indoor Air Quality


March 17, 2014

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Air Quality Tips

To improve the air quality in your home or work space, you can try some of these NASA approved plants. NASA conducted a study to see which plants filter the air the best by not only producing oxygen from CO2, but also absorbing benzene, formaldehyde and/or trichloroethylene. The list below is the plants they discovered to produce a ‘breath of fresh air’ in their indoor environments.


  • English ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
  • Plants that will improve indoor air qualityGolden pothos or Devil’s ivy
  • Peace lily
  • Chinese evergreen
  • Bamboo palm or reed palm
  • Snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue
  • Heartleaf philodendron
  • Selloum philodendron
  • Elephant ear philodendron
  • Red-edged dracaena
  • Cornstalk dracaena
  • Janet Craig dracaena
  • Warneck dracaena
  • Weeping fig
  • Gerbera daisy or Barberton daisy
  • Pot mum or florist’s chrysanthemum
  • Rubber plant
  • Aloe
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