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7 Air Purifying Houseplants - NASA Recommended

These playful plants will help eliminate harmful toxins in the air!

Give yourself (and your home) a breath of fresh air with our list of air purifying houseplants. A Clean Air Study conducted by NASA determined houseplants to be effective at removing certain pollutants from the air. These plants have a natural process to remove toxic pollutants in addition to absorbing Carbon Dioxide and releasing Oxygen into the air - all of which help you to breathe a little easier.


Additional studies have taken place to confirm the validity and accuracy of the NASA Clean Air Study. What these studies found is that to make a substation difference in air quality, you need a large number of plants quietly cleaning the air - some scientists say upwards of 10 plants per square foot. However, even a slight difference is still a difference, and there is certainly no harm in filling your home with air purifying houseplants! With the cool temperatures of fall and winter quickly approaching, we will begin to spend more and more time indoors. It is important that the air quality in your home is the best it can be during this season of the year! Enjoy some fresh air by adding one (or two) of these air purifying plants to your home:


1. Parlor Palm

Chamaedorea elegans


Parlor Palms, also known as Neanthe Bella Palms, have long been popular houseplants. This tabletop-size palm is easy to care for, safe for pets, and of course has air purifying benefits!