4. Bamboo Palm or Reed Palm (chamaedorea seifrizii)
A lovely, leafy, tall plant to brighten the room, it sucks out formaldehyde without complaint and is a natural humidifier.
Requires bright indirect light and moist soil.
5. Boston Fern (nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis)
One of the best air-purifying plants, the Boston fern also humidifies the air.
This versatile plant likes bright indirect light and damp soil but will tolerate partial light and moderate drought.
6. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema sp.)
Removes toxins in exchange for high oxygen emissions.
Likes full shade and well-drained soil. The sap is an irritant and is poisonous.
7. Corn Cane/Mass Cane (dracaena massangeana/dracaena fragrans massangeana)
Removes formaldehyde and other toxins.
Needing low light and little water, it’s a great corner plant. Grows fairly tall.
8. Dwarf/Pygmy Date Palm (phoenix roebelenii)
Love the look of this one–so tropical. Removes formaldehyde and xylene from indoor air.
Tropical=full sun and moist soil.
9. English Ivy (hedera helix)
Attractive, hale and hearty, if planted outside, it will take over everything. Inside, you can control its spread. Effective at removing benzene, formaldehyde, and other synthetics from the air, it’s a great choice for asthmatics and people with respiratory and mold allergies.
Because it’s an ivy, you can stake or trellis it in the house, making this purifier decorative as well as healthful. Likes bright light and moist soil. Poisonous if ingested!