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A breath of fresh air – 7 air purifying plants

Indoor plants can help keep house air clean. Contrary to expectations, indoor air is more polluted than outside. Find out what toxins remove various houseplants.

1. Aloe
These plants are easy to maintain. Loving the sun, aloe filters the air from benzene and formaldehyde, home substances emanating from cleaning chemicals or dyes. The aloe is a wise choice for well-lit kitchen windows.

2. Gerbera
This glowing flower gets rid of substances such as trichlorethylene (found in cleaning products), benzene (in inks and dyes). You can place the pot in a place where you keep your washing machine.

3. Chrysanthemum
This beautifully colored flower does more than giving a different aura to a room. Chrysanthemum help filter indoor air from benzene (dye, plastics, adhesives, detergents). It should be placed as close to the sun.

4. Dracaena with red edges
This plant can grow very tall, up to the ceiling, cleans the air in the house from xylene, trichlorethylene and formaldehyde.

5. Azalea
This gorgeous flower gets rid of formaldehyde and is recommended for closed rooms (cellars), but in a bright place.

6. Philodendron with heart shaped leaves
This plant is not an option if you have children or pets, because the leaves are poisonous. But it is ideal for offices as it filters volatile chemical compounds and formaldehyde.

7. Peace Lily
This plant needs shade and must be watered weekly. It clears the air of volatile chemical compounds, formaldehyde, benzene, trichlorethylene, toluene and xylene.

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