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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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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

1:39AM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

thank you

1:31AM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

thanx for sharing

12:27PM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

Thanks for the info Xx

12:12PM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

Thanks

12:55AM PDT on Apr 26, 2014

Interesting :-)

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