Top 8 Indoor Plants for Air Purification Recommended by NASA

Shrubs for Air Purification

A plant that removes toxins from the air. Looking to reduce toxins in your home? It’s often the germs and toxins that you can’t see that are the most harmful, but these air-cleaning plants will help you remove toxins and improve air quality.

Here is a round-up of the best air purifying indoor plants that will add a touch of colour and clean air to your home.

1. Peace Lily: Known for its ability to fight against toxic gases such as formaldehyde and carbon monoxide, peace lilies are relatively easy to care for.

2. Snake plant: Plant otherwise known as the Mother-In-Law’s Tongue is unique for its nighttime oxygen production, and ability to purify air through the removal of benzene, formaldehyde and xylene.

3. Aloe Vera: While being on hand to soothe any kitchen burns, this succulent will be purifying the air of formaldehyde and benzene, found in varnishes, floor finishes, and detergents.

4. Rubber Tree: Rubber trees have been shown to absorb and break down harmful chemicals in the air.

5. Devil’s Ivy: Otherwise known as pothos or golden pothos, devil’s ivy is an easy to grow indoor houseplant that will fight off common household toxins.

6. Money Plant: Featured by NASA, the Money Plant is renowned for its ability to remove chemicals and other pollutants from the air.

7. Chinese Evergreens: This plant emits a high oxygen content while purifying indoor spaces of harmful chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde and other toxins.

8. Spider Plant: For those of you who are houseplant newbies, the resilient spider plant is a perfect choice. It will quietly battle toxins including carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the printing and rubber industries.


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  1. I think I'm going to bring some spider plants into my workshop to help absorb all the nasty chemicals I sometimes work with and also just brighten the place up a bit too 🙂 Thank you.