9 Houseplants That Can Detoxify the Air in Your Home

English Ivy

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5. English Ivy (Hedera Helix)

English ivy is seen as a decorative accent in many homes. This plant requires a relatively moist environment, consistent temperature and occasional pruning. It isn’t greatly affected by hot or cold temperatures, although more constant fluctuations in temperature stifle its performance. The dense foliage excels at filtering out formaldehyde, and has also been found to reduce airborne fecal matter particles.