let you know when it’s ready for water! Get your Peace Lily here!
5. Kimberly Queen Fern
This beautiful fern is not as well known, but it is highly effective for removing formaldehyde and alcohol from the air. It is also a natural humidifier and can grow to take up a lot of surface area, which is great because larger plants work quicker.
The Kimberly Queen Fern can grow indoors and outdoors, and a great placement would be in areas of the home that are in close quarters to a garage (so that the plant can purify air touched by car exhaust). Get your Kimberly Queen Fern here!
6. Spider Plant
This is a great plant to consider for those of us who tend to be forgetful. The spider plant is extremely resilient and thrives in cool to average temperatures with indirect sunlight.
Carbon monoxide, xylene, benzene, and formaldehyde are the VOCs that the spider plant combats. This is a great plant for homes with children and pets. Order yours here!
7. Rubber Plant
Despite its name, this is a real live plant. The rubber plant is one of the oldest plants used as houseplants worldwide. It requires less light than most plants and does an excellent job of removing toxins from indoor air with its large leaves.
This plant is great in most households, but the leaves are known to be toxic for animals, so be careful with the placement of this one if you have pets. Get your rubber plant here!
Remember, the more plants, the better. In order to optimize the benefits, you’ll want to have at least two plants per every 100 square feet. Plants with larger leaves work quicker than their smaller counterparts so when shopping for your house plants, keep that in mind.
Jasmine Danielle is the Associate Editor of BlackDoctor.org. She received her BFA in Dance Education & Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has since done work as a certified fitness & wellness educator, blogger, dancer, and designer.