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NASA's 'Clear Air Study' House Plants That Detox The Air In Your Home Naturally

 

 

The NASA Clean Air Study has been led by NASA in association with the Associated Landscape Contractors of America. Its results suggest that certain common indoor plants may provide a natural way of removing toxic agents such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air, helping neutralize the effects of sick building syndrome.

The first list of air-filtering plants was compiled by NASA as part of a clean air study published in 1989, which researched ways to clean air in space stations.  As well as absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, as all plants do, these plants also eliminate significant amounts of benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. 

NASA researchers suggest efficient air cleaning is accomplished with at least one plant per 100 square feet of home or office space.

  • Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii)
  • Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens)
  • Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’)
  • Kimberly Queen Fern (Nephrolepis obliterata)
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)*
  • Lilyturf (Liriope spicata)
  • Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
  • Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)*
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)*
  • Anthurium andraeanum*
  • Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema modestum)*
  • Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
  • Broadleaf Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa)
  • Variegated Snake Plant, (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’)*
  • Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron cordatum)*
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  • Selloum Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum)*
  • Elephant Ear Philodendron (Philodendron domesticum)*
  • Red-Edged Dracaena (Dracaena marginata)*
  • Cornstalk Dracaena (Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’)*
  • Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)*
  • Barberton Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
  • Florist’s Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)*
  • Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)*
  • Dendrobium Orchids (Dendrobium spp.)
  • Dumb Canes (Dieffenbachia spp.)
  • Moth Orchids (Phalaenopsis spp.)
  • Aloe vera (Aloe vera)*
  • Janet Craig Dracaena (Dracaena deremesis "Janet Craig")*
  • Warnekii Dracaena (Dracaena deremesis "Warnekii")*
  • Banana (Musa Oriana)

  • * May be toxic to pets and/or children.   Toxicity levels vary greatly depending on the variety of plant.  Before bringing any plant into a home with pets or children, we recommend doing your research and deciding what works best for you, your family and your living situation.

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