Asked by: Orville Huynhhome and garden indoor environmental quality
What plants help with pollution?
Last Updated: 27th February, 2020
- Aloe Vera. Make room for sun-loving plant, Aloe Vera, to reduce indoor air pollution.
- Spider Plant. Spiders are not good for house, but spider plants are surely a gift to beat indoor air pollution.
- Snake Plant.
- Bamboo Palm.
- Warneck Dracaena.
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Hereof, how do plants help fight pollution?
Plants improve air quality through several mechanisms: they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen through photosynthesis, they increase humidity by transpiring water vapor through microscopic leaf pores, and they can passively absorb pollutants on the external surfaces of leaves and on the plant root-soil system.
Similarly, do plants really clean air? "Plants are great, but they don't actually clean indoor air quickly enough to have an effect on the air quality of your home or office environment." The idea for this myth really took root in 1989, when NASA conducted a study on plants to see if they could filter cancer-causing chemicals on space stations.
Subsequently, question is, which plant is best for environment?
Below is a compiled list of the top 10 plants that can improve the air quality in your home:
- Areca Palm.
- Rubber Plant.
- Peace Lily.
- Snake Plant.
- Boston Fern.
- Aloe Vera.
What plants take toxins out of the air?
Top ten indoor plants for removing formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide from the air:
- Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)
- Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa)
- Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
- Rubber Plant (Ficus robusta)
- Dracaena “Janet Craig” (Dracaena deremensis)
- Philodendron (Philodendron sp.)