Houseplants are not only decoration for home, the remove toxins that cause indoor air contamination.
Bill Wolverton, former NASA scientist, capitalized on his knowledge of the purifying properties of plants and invented a cutting-edge air filter that resembles an ordinary potted plant.
However, the real thing is much better.
These five household plants do exceptionally well at removing formaldehyde (found in carpeting, plastics, and synthetic fabrics), which the EPA lists as a possible carcinogen.
– Spider Plant:
Works best in medium to bright light. You need to water it well while letting soil to dry out between watering.
– Peace Lily:
Blooms in medium light. Keep soil slightly moist.
– Bamboo Palm:
It grows best in places medium to bright light; thrives in humid environments.
– Janet Craig (Corn Plant):
Keep in bright light but away from direct sun. Leave the soil to dry out between watering.
– Mother-In-Law’s Tongue (Snake Plant):
It is quite long-lasting and thrives in all lights. Be careful not to overwater.