Plants that clean your house from chemicals


Would you like to have a more chemical free life? Then maybe this tips can be useful.

With the help of different plants you can both get rig of chemicals and also improve the air quality inside your home. When NASA wanted to find out how could they clean the air in the space station, they realized that pot-plants were the best solution.

Unfortunately there is no plant that absorbs everything, so you have to combine different types of plants to get that result.

Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Clears the air from Formaldehyde

Mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Cleans the air from Benzene, Formaldehyde and Trichloroethylene.

Jade plant (Crassula ovata)

Takes the Carbon dioxide of the air and produces big amounts of Oxygen during the night.

Golden cane palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)

Absorbs both Xylene and Toluene, and it’s a very good air cleaner

Aralia (Fatsia japonica)

Exceptional for absorbing Formaldehyde from the air


Golden Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum)

Basorbs Benzene and Formaldehyde

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum Wallisii)

This is the Rolls-Royce of the air cleaning plants. It absorbs Benzene, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, Xylene, Toluene, Acetone, Alcohol and Ammoniac. However this plant has some irritating substances that could cause allergies and is poisonous for cats.fredskalla

What kinds of contaminants are in the air and where can they be found?

Acetone- Nail-polish remover, cosmetics and paper forms.

Alcohol- Fiber materials, particle board, floor materials, full floor carpets, copy machines, glue, paint and wallpaper.

Ammoniac- Cleaning chemicals, printers and photo labs.

Benzene- Solvents, cleaning products, gas and industrial emissions, but also in plastics, wallpaper, ceiling tiles, paints and rubber.

Formaldehyde- Plastics, furniture, wallpaper, textiles, paper products, paints, chip-boards and cigarette smoke.

Trichloroethylene-  Solvents, glue and lack.

Xylene and Toluene- can be emitted into the air from computers, printers, glues, paints, particleboard, photocopy machines, veneer, floor materials, adhesives, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, solvents and flame proof material. Read more about this on FOBO (Organic garden).