The average human being spends about 90-percent of their time indoors. Spending that much time indoors raises the topic of how important indoor air quality is. Especially when considering toxic compounds such as paint, wallpaper, cleaning products, mold, bacteria, and poorly ventilated homes trapping all those toxins inside.

Bringing potted plants into your home can help purify the air as plants can absorb carbon dioxide to photosynthesize fresh oxygen.

Here are some wonderful plants that will help improve the air quality in your home.

1. Peace Lily

This wonderful smelling plant cleans the air of gases and solvents like trichloroethylene, benzene, ammonia, and formaldehyde

2. Bamboo Palm

Bamboo Palm cleans the air of formaldehyde especially since they grow very quickly

3. Dracaena

Also known as the “ponytail plant” is a common house plant. It is a great filter for xylene, formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene. Just don’t let your pets nibble at it because it is toxic if eaten.

4. Aloe Vera

Not only works great on wounds or burns but also helps filter the air of formaldehyde.

5. Garden Mum

The plant was found to remove multiple toxins from indoor airspace, including formaldehyde, ammonia, benzene, and xylene. These are common components of synthetic building materials such as carpeting, and furniture upholstery from household items like manufactured wood, adhesives, carpeting, cleaners, and upholstery.

6. Weeping fig

The Weeping Fig tree is a fairly low maintenance plant that will purify your air of benzene and formaldehyde. You can bring it inside in the cooler months and put it outside when it gets warmer and watch it grow up to 10 feet tall!

Try out some of these plants in your home and experience the wonderful effects they have on your indoor environment.