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Air-Cleaners: The Coolest Houseplants Ever

Updated on October 12, 2013

"Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul." - Linda Solegato

Did you know that if you keep certain houseplants, those plants will clean pollutants, chemicals and carcinogens out of the air inside your home? There have been studies by NASA involving closed environments and a variety of urban life-quality projects where plants and air scrubbing were analyzed, and it's clear that certain plants remove toxins. So you can green up your home or office and make things healthier all in one go... How cool is that!?

The Top Five Reasons Air-Cleaners Are The Coolest Houseplants

  • Houseplants don't need much more than water and light.
  • Houseplants take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
  • Houseplants stabilize humidity levels.
  • Houseplants produce oxygen.
  • Houseplants can also remove air-borne pollutants if you pick the right ones!

Plants for Your Health, from GOOD Magazine

Plants for Your Health, from GOOD Magazine
Plants for Your Health, from GOOD Magazine

The folks at GOOD Magazine wrote about houseplants for health and created the fantastic chart you see above. If you'd like to read more and get a full-size copy of the chart for yourself, go to the GOOD Magazine article.

House Plant Videos - plant care and plant collection tours

Indoor Gardening the Organic Way: How to Create a Natural and Sustaining Environment for Your Houseplants
Indoor Gardening the Organic Way: How to Create a Natural and Sustaining Environment for Your Houseplants

Here's a great book that can teach you to care for your plants organically, which will help cut down on household toxins in its own way too!


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    • KReneeC profile image


      6 years ago

      Fantastic lens! I was looking for new plants to invest in for the home and glad I came across this lens!

    • esvoytko lm profile image

      esvoytko lm 

      6 years ago

      Great resources. I've got a peace lily right by my desk.

    • Image Girl profile image

      Image Girl 

      6 years ago

      I will be building a terrarium for my Uncle soon ....thanks for the great ideas!

    • TheHealthCabin profile image


      6 years ago

      What an eye opening lens, i had no idea about these types of plants! Thank you.

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      7 years ago

      I am going to the Garden store this weekend to get some of these! I had no idea there were houseplants to help clean the air!

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      8 years ago

      Great lens! It compliments my hepa air filters lens. I have added it to my lensroll. I rate this a 5*

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      9 years ago

      Cool lens. I had no idea some plants could actually help clean the air.


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      9 years ago

      What a super lens! I have 5 large Peace Lillies, A super large Weeping Fig, and 1 small Spider plant. I had no idea I was doing such a great job keeping my air clean while fussing over something I love. 5*s and lensrolling with my Water Canning Tomatoes lens.

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      10 years ago

      Congratulations! Your lens was a winner on the Squids Choice Awards lens where it will be featured for the next two months! 5*

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      Cheryl Kohan 

      10 years ago from Minnesota

      This is a FABULOUS lens...I'd almost forgotten about these particular benefits of plants. Love it! I'm going to lensroll it.

    • GypsyPirate LM profile image

      GypsyPirate LM 

      10 years ago

      Great info - definitely a best ever!


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