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3 Houseplants That Help Clean the Air

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I’ve been on a total plant kick this spring and want to bring them all into my home. I love how much they can instantly brighten up a space. Are you in the same boat? Even if you aren’t quite a plant hoarder, adding these three to the mix not only adds to the decor, but helps you breathe better too. Learn about which one you can set on a bookshelf to help filter out the formaldehyde (gross) lurking about and more.

Check out 3 houseplants that help clean the air right here…

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a low-maintenance succulent that helps clean out formaldehyde that can come from home-cleaning products and even paint. Plus, break off a leaf and use the gel to help get rid of summer sunburns.

2. Chrysanthemum

This pretty plant adds color to a room and helps filter out benzene, which can be found in plastic, paints, and detergents used in the home. Set a potted plant in each room to create a pleasant, spring atmosphere.

3. Warneck Dragon Tree

This plant is also fairly low maintenance and does not require direct sunlight, which makes it great for inside the home. The beautiful pattern on the leaves can make it a focal point in the room. This plant helps filter out pollutants that can come from lacquers and varnishes used in the home.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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