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      Best Indoor plants for Clean Air:

      House plants are not only an attractive addition to any home but they also moonlight as efficient air purifiers. All you need to add is water! Plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen through the process of photosynthesis. Root-associated microbes convert toxins in the air into nutrients the plants eat and thrive on. House plants become more effective over time while HEPA air cleaners become less effective over time. House plants are also less expensive and naturally more attractive than any HEPA filter unit.

      While all plants are beneficial for improving the quality of the air, some are clearly better than others. Some plants are capable of removing up to 90% of VOC chemicals dissolved in the air in just twenty-four hours! Here are our favorite six house plants for clearing the air:


      • The best air purifying plant
      • Enhances the oxygen in the air
      • Generates healthful negative ions
      • Wheatgrass juice is nature’s finest medicine and is more than twenty times denser in nutrients than other choice vegetables.

      Boston Fern

      • The second best air purifying plant
      • Removes formaldehyde
      • Prefers plenty of light
      • Keep the soil moist and mist the leaves often

      Aloe Vera

      • Removes formaldehyde
      • Good for cuts and burns on the skin
      • Needs well drained soil
      • Prefers plenty of light
      • Water only once a week

      Dwarf/Pygmy Date Palm

      • Removes xylene
      • Removes ammonia
      • Prefers plenty of light
      • Keep well watered

      English Ivy

      • Removes benzene
      • Cleans air of cigarette smoke
      • Removes formaldehyde
      • Great for those suffering from asthma and allergies

      Golden Pothos

      • Removes carbon monoxide
      • Removes formaldehyde
      • Prefers plenty of light
      • Water less in colder temperatures

      Pat Dutcher – Director Spa and Wellness ~ Hippocrates Health Institute