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    Default Houseplants ( Indoor Plants)

    The following list of beneficial types of houseplants should get you started in finding the right plants for your home.

    Common Name: Aloe Vera
    Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis

    Benefits: Not only can it be used for burns on the skin, it is also known to remove formaldahyde from the air.

    Notes: Needs well-drained soil with slight drying between waterings, full sun is best with protection from high heats. Although largely known for its healing properties, it is considered to be an irritant to some.
    Common Name: Areca Palm
    Botanical Name: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens

    Benefits: General air purifier, especially as it grows larger. It's known for being one of the better performers in purifying the air.

    Notes: Moderately drought tolerant and prefers partial sun and well-drained soil.
    Common Name: Baby Rubber Plant
    Botanical Name: Peperomia obtusifolia or Ficus robusta

    Benefits: These houseplants clean the air by emitting high oxygen content, and purifies indoor air by removing chemicals, such as formaldahyde or other toxins.

    Notes: Likes filtered light, infrequent watering and rich soil. I've found conflicting information as to whether or not this plant contains any poisonous parts.
    Common Name: Bamboo Palm or Reed Palm
    Botanical Name: Chamaedorea seifrizii

    Benefits: According to NASA, it removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.

    Notes: Likes bright, indirect light and prefers to remain moist but not too much and doesn't like sitting in water.

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    Common Name: Boston Fern
    Botanical Name: Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis

    Benefits: Said to act as a natural air humidifier, removes formaldahyde and is a general air purifier. Said to be among the best in air purifying houseplants.

    Notes: Likes bright light and damp soil but can be tolerant of drought or partial light.
    Common Name: Chinese Evergreen
    Botanical Name: Aglaonema sp.

    Benefits: Emits high oxygen content, and purifies indoor air by removing chemicals, such as formaldahyde, benzene or other toxins.

    Notes: Does well with full shade and good draining; variegated plants need more sunlight. The sap of this plant is considered poisonous and is an irritant.
    Common Name: Corn Cane or Mass Cane
    Botanical Name: Dracaena massangeana or dracaena fragrans Massangeana

    Benefits: Known for removing formaldahyde and known generally as one of the houseplants that clean the air.

    Notes: Does great with low light and low water.
    Common Name: Dwarf/Pygmy Date Palm
    Botanical Name: Phoenix roebelenii

    Benefits: Said to remove formaldehyde and xylene (a chemical found in plastics and solvents) from the air.

    Notes: Loves lots of sun, moist soil and warm water.

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    Common Name: English Ivy
    Botanical Name: Hedera helix

    Benefits: It's known for removing the chemical benzene, a known carcinogen found in cigarette smoke, detergents, pesticides, and the off-gasing of other synthetic materials, is said to be fantastic for asthma and allergies and also removes formaldehyde.

    Notes: Can be invasive, making it great for a potted plant.
    Common Name: Ficus alii
    Botanical Name: Ficus maeleilandii alii

    Benefits: Said to be a great overall air purifier.

    Notes: These types of houseplants love indirect sunlight; be careful not to overwater. Those with allergies to latex may react to this plant!
    Common Name: Gerbera Daisy
    Botanical Name: Gerbera sp. or Gerbera jamesonii

    Benefits: NASA says this plant is fantastic at removing benzene, a known cancer-causing chemical. It also absorbs carbon dioxide and gives off oxygen overnight, which is said to improve your sleep!

    Notes: Likes bright light
    Common Name: Golden Pothos
    Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum syn. Scindapsus aureus

    Benefits: NASA places this plant among the top 3 types of houseplants great for removing formaldhyde. Also known for removing carbon monoxide and increasing general indoor air quality.

    Notes: Needs less water in colder temps and partial sun.

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    Common Name: Janet Craig
    Botanical Name: Draecana deremensis

    Benefits: Lady Palm is said to be a good overall air purifier, removing most air pollutants.

    Notes: Prefers indirect sunlight, and watering without fertilizers.
    Common Name: Kimberly Queen Fern
    Botanical Name: Nephrolepis obliterata

    Benefits: These types of houseplants clean formaldehyde, toluene, and xylene out of your home.

    Notes: Prefers bright but indirect sunlight, with dry soil between waterings (but not dry for too long).
    Common Name: Lady Palm
    Botanical Name: Rhapis Excelsa

    Benefits: These types of houseplants are said to be a good overall air purifier, removing most air pollutants.

    Notes: Prefers partial sun all day and shade in the winter, with more frequent water in hotter months, but never allow to sit in water or be overwatered.
    Common Name: Marginata or Dragon tree
    Botanical Name: Dracaena marginata

    Benefits: Known for purifying the air of the carcinogen, benzene, commonly found in the off-gasing of synthetic materials, ciagerette smoke and other household chemicals. Also known for removing formaldahyde, xylene (found in varnishes, paints and paint thinners) and trichloroethylene (found in solvents) from the air.

    Notes: It requires little attention, tolerates dry soil and irregular watering and prefers no direct sunlight. It is, however, susceptible to fluoride toxicity

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    Common Name: Moth Orchid
    Botanical Name: Phalaenopsis

    Benefits: Said to remove VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and formaldahyde commonly off-gased from paints, solvents and other synthetic materials.

    Notes: Thrives in high humidity, lots of light (but not hot, mid-day sun) and thorough waterings with, unlike many types of houseplants, almost complete drying out between.
    Common Name: Mums
    Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum sp. or Chrysanthemum morifolium

    Benefits: Very effective at removing benzene, a carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) associated with most chemicals, plastics, cigarettes and off-gasing. Also removes trichloroethylene (found in solvets and cleaners), formaldehyde and ammonia.

    Notes: Likes partial sun, and lots of water. Although they're among the houseplants that clean the air, they only flower once and are generally annual plants, especially when planted outdoors.
    Common Name: Peace Lily
    Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum sp.

    Benefits: Known for removing benzene, a common household chemical and known carcinogen. It's also said to remove mold spores in the air, making it great for bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms; purifying the air of trichloroethylene, a chemical found in cleaners and solvents; and removing alcohols, acetone, and formaldehyde.

    Notes: Easy to care for, it prefers lots of water, less often and bright, indirect light.
    Common Name: Philodendron
    Botanical Name: P. cordatum, P.scandens or P. selloum

    Benefits: Also noted by NASA among the best tyoes of houseplants for removing formaldahyde, especially higher concentrations.

    Notes: Philodendrons are considered poisonous, so keep out of the reach of children and pets.

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    Indoor plants give your house a good look making freshness every where.

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    I have planted Lemon plant at my balcony, I must say sometimes my home smells fresh and lemony. It really brightens up the mood.

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