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Plants to help Detoxify the Home

detoxifying the home

For centuries plants have been used in a variety of ways to help heal wounds, alleviate pain and strengthen the immune system. Here are some helpful home and lifestyle tips that can be utilized to detoxify the home from harmful molds and other not so pleasant materials.

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata): Also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue, this plant is one of the best for filtering out formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products. Put one in your bathroom and it will thrive with low light and steamy humid conditions while helping filter out air pollutants.

Spider Plant (Clopophytium comosum): Get a spider plant to reduce asthma-causing mold. The spider plant grows quickly and throws out long stems that produce small flowers and decorative hanging plantlets.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum varieties): Grow a peace lily, which is a tropical plant with striking white flowers. The peace lily removes acetone, which is commonly used to make plastic and fibers. Acetone is also found in tobacco smoke and car exhaust, which could be present in your home environment. 

Bamboo Palm (Chamadorea elegans or C. erumpens): Keep a bamboo palm, also called a reed palm, to remove formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide from the air in your home. Bamboo palms are popular indoor plants because they are tall and narrow, and they thrive in indoor climates.

Janet Craig (Dracaena deremensisl): Buy a Janet Craig to absorb gaseous chemicals produced by pressed-wood furniture, plastic bags, computer ink, carpeting, and conventional household cleansers and cosmetics.

Florist’s Mum (Chrysanthemum morifolium): Grow potted chrysanthemums to absorb toxins like formaldehyde, which is found in plastics, household cleaners, upholstery, clothes, facial tissues, and paper towels. Breathe easy knowing that you’re protecting your family and pets while beautifying your home with natural, detoxifying plants.

Here are some Additional Ideas:

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix roebelini)

English ivy ((Hedera helix)

Gerbera daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

Kimberly queen fern (Nephrolepis obliterrata)

Rubber plant (Ficus elastic)

Areca palm (Dypsis lutescens)

Corn plant (Dracaena fragrans)

Schefflera (Brassaia actinophylla)

Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)

Dendrobium orchid (Dendrobium sp.)

King of Hearts (Homalomena wallisii)

A detoxified home is a healthy home!

4 Comments
  • sid turkish

    It would be helpful to know the names and addresses and phone numbers of the nurseries and stores which carry these plants….even if they only carry a few of them. I live in Beverly Hills.

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