25 Indoor Plants That Can Filter Air Pollutants Out of Your Home And Improve Air Quality

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

air purifying plants

10. Ficus Alii (ficus maeleilandii alii)

A member of the rubber family, the ficus can grow quite tall but is easy to care for. An effective general air purifier.

Does best in indirect sunlight with infrequent watering. Because it’s a type of rubber plant, it’s not a good choice for those with latex sensitivity.

11. Gerbera Daisy (gerbera sp./gerbera jamesonii)

These are happy flowers, like little bright colorful suns that love to look at you and smile. An excellent plant for removing benzene.


Needs a sunny location to return the favor.

12. Golden Pothos (epipremnum areum/scindapsus aureus)

In the NASA study, this came out as one of the top three houseplants for removing formaldehyde and carbon monoxide from the air.

Requires only partial sun and occasional watering.

13. Janet Craig (draecana deremensis)

Probably not related to Jenny Craig, this is also ones of the collections of plants known as “lady palm”. Removes most known air contaminants.

Likes indirect sunlight and requires no fertilization.

14. Kimberly Queen Fern (nephrolepis obilterata)

Cleans the air of xylene, toluene, and formaldehyde.


Bright, indirect sunlight with infrequent watering.

15. Lady Palm (rhapis excelsa)

Removes most air toxins. Grows wide.

Does best in partial sun with shade in winter. Water more frequently in the summer.