9 Houseplants That Can Detoxify the Air in Your Home

Chinese Evergreen

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Most people know that plants produce oxygen, but what you might not realize is that indoor plants can also absorb other toxins like benzene and formaldehyde from the air in your house. So get rid of those fake silk plants that just collect dust and replace them with these effective biological air filters.

1. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

One of the most common indoor plants is the Aglaonema, which is commonly known as the Chinese Evergreen. The Chinese Evergreen is easy to care of, does well in lower light, and can be found in many varieties. NASA lists the Chinese Evergreen as one of the top 10 clean air plants for its ability to remove formaldehyde and benzene from the air.