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10 Houseplants That Clean the Air

4. Ficus tree or Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)—benzene, formaldehyde, TCE, octane, terpene

5. Mass cane (Dracaena massangeana)—benzene, formaldehyde, TCE (the most effective plant against formaldehyde, according to NASA)

6. Peace lily (Spathiphyllum)—benzene, formaldehyde, TCE (Avoid lilies if you have cats – they can be toxic)

7. Purple heart (Tradescantia pallida)—benzene, TCE, toluene, terpene

8. Red Ivy (Hemigraphis alternate)—benzene, TCE, toluene, octane, terpene

9. Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum, Chlorophytum elatum)—formaldehyde, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide

10. Wax plant (Hoya carnosa)—benzene, TCE, toluene, octane, terpene

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1:09PM PST on Dec 6, 2014

housepl... ANTS!

12:57PM PST on Dec 6, 2014

There was no need for 2 pages!

1:49AM PDT on Sep 25, 2014

thank you

12:00AM PDT on Sep 23, 2014

I have a peace lily sitting right here on my desk at work!

2:48AM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

Thanks

4:42AM PDT on Sep 12, 2014

Thank you :)

1:43AM PDT on Sep 12, 2014

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8:48AM PDT on Sep 2, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

6:39AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

thank you

12:25PM PDT on May 3, 2014

Love plants thanks good info

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