#1 GERBERA DAISY FOR YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM
Gerbera daisy removes benzene and formaldehyde toxins found in laundry detergents. Add this purifying plant to your laundry room.
“The light loving Gerber Daily is another beautiful set of houseplant that helps you improve indoor air quality in your home and workplace. Gerber Daisy also known as African Daisy is brightly colored flowering plant which helps you remove trichloroethylene (this one can get in your home through your dry cleaning) and benzene (can be found in inks) from indoor air. Place them in sunlit area in your laundry room, bedroom and study. With a little extra love and care, Gerber Daisy’s vibrant blooms can be encouraged all year around.” (source)
#2 GOLDEN POTHOS FOR YOUR GARAGE
This air-filtering plant removes ozone, a respiratory irritant found in car exhaust. Golden pothos does fine in low sunlight and cool temperatures, ideal for your garage!
According to Golden House Landscaping, “Golden Pothos or Devil’s Ivy is a great air-filtering plant. It helps to contain formaldehyde that is abundant in car exhaust. So, it’s a good idea to plant it on a hanging basket and place them in your garage. They need a little care to do fine in rooms with low sunlight, low humidity and cool temperatures. Another good thing about this climbing vine is that they remain green even in dark rooms. The cascading heart-shaped leaves of Golden Pothos from hanging basket not only add a touch of nature in your home but help you breathe fresh and clean air.”
#3 ALOE VERA FOR YOUR BEDROOM
Aloe vera emits oxygen at night improving sleep quality. It’s ideal for a good night’s sleep!
Earth911 says: “this succulent plant is known to remove benzene and formaldehyde, both human carcinogens. It is well suited for the bedroom, because unlike most plants, it absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night. This medicinal plant is used to treat burns topically or numerous ailments internally. This plant thrives in a sunny household, but beware of overwatering it.”
#4 JANET CRAIG FOR YOUR BATHROOM
This plant reduces carcinogen TCE which can be released into the air if you shower in TCE-contaminated water.
Prevention Magazine explains further: “This plant lowers levels of the toxin trichloroethylene, linked to kidney and liver cancers and lymphoma, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Often in paints, TCE can also be released into the air if you take a hot shower in TCE-contaminated water.”
#5 PEACE LILY FOR HALLWAYS
Peace lilies reduce all kinds of toxins including benzene, ammonia, acetone and ethyl. Place one in a hallway to keep toxins from spreading between rooms.
According to Green Ribbon, “peace lilies are easy to care for and very resilient, making them especially popular with those who don’t necessarily have a green thumb. The plant can grow to about 16 inches and produce lovely white blooms. Peace lilies can help reduce toxins such as benzene, ammonia, formaldehyde, acetone, xylene, ethyl acetate, and trichloroethylene.”