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The Truth About Air Filtering Houseplants

The Truth About Air Filtering Houseplants

Many people come into the store curious about plants ability to filter air. We all want our homes to be clean and safe. While there are a few plants that outshine the others, the truth is, all plants have the ability to process your air.  The most effective way to clean the air is through quantity, not quality. Put simply: the more plants you have, the more toxins will be filtered out. 

However, NASA commissioned a study to determine how well certain plants filter out various chemicals to see if it would improve the quality of air on space stations. The data produced what we now know as the NASA certified air purifiers list. When there is a high volume of these plants vs plants not on this list they perform slightly better at air purification however, in your home one isn't going to make a big difference over others.  The results provided a short list of plants that have the official stamp of approval from NASA:

  • Dracaena
  • Palm
  • Snake Plant
  • Peace Lily
  • Pothos

  • However we always encourage customers to base their collection on their care and aesthetic preferences. The factor that is most important in purifying your air is in having a larger, healthier plant collection.  The best air purifiers are the plants you connect the best with. 

    When you choose plants that match your unique care style and home environment, they will be able thrive more naturally, and you will be able to receive prolonged benefits. 

    Curious about which plants fit your home environment and care style?