Sansevieria (“Laurentii” Sansevieria trifasciata)
This indoor plant is one of the most potent air purifying plants. It is capable of filtering out and detoxifying formaldehyde, which is a common ingredient in cleaning products used in our everyday life.
Ficus (Ficus Benjamina)
This common plant will help you filter out a lot of pollutants, for example, formaldehyde, found in carpets and furniture, as well as benzene and trichlorethylene.
These will get rid of benzene typically found in adhesives, paint, plastic, and detergent.
Aloe (Aloe Vera)
This is a succulent plant, and is very undemanding and easy to grow. It also does a great job removing formaldehyde and benzene from air.
Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis Warneckii)
Dracaena is capable of fighting pollutants contained in oil and varnishes
Epiphremnum-Pothos (Scindapsus Aures)
This is another great ally to have when you’re fighting formaldehyde. It can even absorb formaldehyde form exhaust gas, so keeping it in your garage in the summer is a good option.
Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii)
Gerbera is a blossoming plant which is perfect for removing trichlorethylene, often found in clothing. Keep it in your laundry room or bedroom, but don’t forget – it requires a lot of light! It’s better not to keep it in your bedroom overnight.
Eglish Ivy (Hedera helix)
Ivy is a very strong absorbant of formaldehyde found in many cleaning products. It is also capable of reducing the spread of polluting particles contained in pets’ feces.
This one is unbeatable when it comes to combating the most common organic compounds, like benzene, formaldehyde, thrichlorethylene, as well as toluene and xylene.
Thanks to its dense foliage and white blossoms, the plant is capable of filtering out benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and xylene.