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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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10:34AM PDT on Apr 10, 2014

great article, thanks

7:31PM PST on Jan 30, 2014

Nice. I love having plants in my home.

5:44PM PST on Jan 30, 2014

Thanks. Great Article. I love Spider plants.

4:24AM PST on Jan 16, 2014

Thank you !

3:09AM PST on Dec 30, 2013

Interesting and helpful information. Thankyou :)

4:24AM PST on Dec 26, 2013

Thanks

2:41PM PST on Dec 22, 2013

Thanks

9:56AM PST on Nov 24, 2013

I've got several of these - I love houseplants

6:03AM PST on Nov 18, 2013

thanks

8:51PM PST on Nov 17, 2013

Thank you for posting this

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