NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Plants are an essential part of home décor, but not only for their aesthetic purposes. A home without plants can be quite dull, not to mention unhealthy. As plants are natural sources of oxygen, having plants in your rooms can greatly improve the quality of air and your mood.

To raise awareness of the importance of house plants, NASA created a great list of the best air-cleaning plants for homes. The list dates back to the 1980s when NASA together with the Associated Contractors of America (ALCA) put together a list of air-purifying plants. These plants are a must-have if you wish to clean your air at home, as most of them are very good at filtering harmful chemicals.

The first and second place was taken by The Florist’s Mum and Peace Lily, as both plants have the ability to remove benzene, formaldehyde, and ammonia from the air.
The recommendation from NASA’s side is to have a plant for every 100 square feet of space, but no one said that you can’t have more. So take a look at the list of suggestions, and lose yourself in the wonderful world of air-purifying plants.

Love the Garden created a helpful infographic that will tell you which house plants are best and what chemicals they filter:

With some help from these plants, your air can be cleaner and healthier:

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