Home plants are not responsible only for more oxygen. Some of them also have the ability to clean the air from toxins and mold. Therefore, the members of the family won’t inhale these substances which are not good for your health. They filtrate the air from things such as construction materials, paint, dust etc.

Top 6 plants according to NASA which are good for the home

  1. Aloe

It is good for increasing the level of oxygen in your home. Moreover, it was discovered that it effectively absorbs formaldehyde, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide. One aloe can do what nine biological air fresheners can.

aloe plant


  1. Spider plant (Chlorophytumcomosum)

It is capable of performing photosynthesis under minimal lighting. It effectively absorbs toxins from the air such as formaldehyde, styrene, carbon monoxide and benzene. One plant will effectively purify space of 200 square meters.

spider plant


  1. Ivy (Hedera helix)

Everyone should definitely have this plant at home. Ivy removes 60% of airborne mold and 58% particles of feces for only six hours after you put in the space.

ivy plant


  1. Peace lily (Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa”)

This plant excellently removes chemical toxins from the air. It filters benzene from the air, as well as formaldehyde and trichlorethylene.

peace lily plant


  1. Mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieriatrifasciata “Laurentii”)

This is an ideal house plant, since it is almost indestructible. It is very resistant and it needs a little light for photosynthesis. Apart from removing toxins from the air, it is also great for the bedroom because it produces oxygen at night.

mother in law tongue plant


  1. Rubber fig (FicusElastica)

This plant is particularly effective in cleaning the air of formaldehyde. Moreover, it does not need much light and it easy to take care of. However, be careful if you have small children or pets, because the leaves can be toxic.

rubber fig plant


NASA says should have between 15 and 18 of these plants on an area of ​​500 square meters. Thus, for 80 “squares” 3-4 pieces of these plants would be enough. Do not forget to put one in the bedroom, because we spend a lot of time in it.


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