Our Favorite Air Purifying Plants

 Tera, the natural purifier, planted with golden pothos. Learn more about Tera  here .

Tera, the natural purifier, planted with golden pothos. Learn more about Tera here.

Aloe Vera • Aloe Vera

Purifies: Benzene and Formaldehyde* 

Light: High

Note: Toxic to dogs and cats if ingested

 

Dumb Cane • Dieffenbachia spp.

Purifies: Benzene and Formaldehyde*

Light: Low, Medium, and High

Note: Toxic to humans, dogs, and cats if ingested

 

English Ivy • Hedera helix

Purifies: Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, Octane, Trichloroethylene, Alpha-Pinene, and Formaldehyde*

Light: Low, Medium, and High

Note: Toxic to humans, dogs, and cats if ingested

 

Golden Pothos • Epipremnum aureum

Filters: Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, N-Hexane, Trichloroethylene, and Formaldehyde*

Light: Low, Medium, and High

Note: Toxic to humans, dogs, and cats if ingested

 

 

Peace Lily • Spathiphyllum  spp.

Filters: Benzene, Toluene, Octane, Trichloroethylene, and Alpha-Pinene*

Light: Low, Medium, and High

Note: Toxic to humans, dogs, and cats if ingested

 

Purple waffle Plant • Hemigraphis alternata

Filters: Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, N-Hexane, Trichloroethylene, and Formaldehyde*

Light: Medium and High 

Note: Non-toxic

 

Nerve Plant • Fittonia Spp.

Filters: Benzene, Toluene, Octane, Trichloroethylene, and Alpha-Pinene*

Light: Low and Medium

Note: Non-toxic

 

Snake Plant • Sanseveria Trifasciata

Purifies: Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, Trichloroethylene, and Formaldehyde*

Light: Low, Medium, and High

Note: Toxic to humans, dogs, and cats

 

*A plant's ability to remove toxins was found through a comprehensive review of scientific literature.