NASA’s List of Best Plants at Cleaning Indoor Air

During the late ‘80s, NASA was searching for a way to detoxify the air in its space stations. So it directed a study to decide the best plants for filtering  the air of toxic agents and converting carbon dioxide to oxygen. In 1989, when the results were published in a clean air study, a definitive list of the plants that are most effective at cleaning indoor air was also provided. The report also suggested having at least one plant per every hundred square feet of home or office space. According to NASA, the following plants are the best air-filtering houseplants:

1. Dwarf Date Palm

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2. Boston Fern

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3. Kimberly Queen Fern

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4. Spider Plant

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5. Chinese Evergreen

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6. Bamboo Palm

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7. Weeping Fig

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8. Devil’s Ivy

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9. Flamingo Lily

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10. Lily Turf

 

11. Broadleaf Lady Palm

 

12. Barberton Daisy

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13. Cornstalk Dracaena

14. English Ivy

15. Varigated Snake Plant

16. Red-edged Dracaena

17. Peace Lily

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18. Florist’s Chrysanthemum

Florist's Chrysanthemum

Florist’s Chrysanthemum

The best part about it is that not only will you be breathing clean air, your house or office will also look super elegant with any of these plants. And lest we forget, they are also easily available at your local nursery.


 

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