Plant Life to Improve Interior Air Quality

We all want the best air quality possible in our homes. However, no matter how clean you may think your home is, we are all breathing in toxins, airborne germs, allergens, pollutants, and more. There are various ways to improve the indoor air quality you are breathing in.

One way to remove toxins from the air in your home is to simply spruce up a room with plant life. Not just any plants. There are specific ones that will help with removing things like extra carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene, andammonia.

It’s true! It can help. Nasa themselves even ran a test on plants and air quality. Here are the top plants Nasa recommends. Most of these plants are small and sit on end tables or center piece at the dinner table, a few are taller that will require a bigger space.



Dwarf Date Palm

This plant is one of the best air fresheners around. This one is a taller beauty that will require a corner or bigger space to itself. It can grow between six and twelve feet. Keep in mind, it may need to eventually be moved outside if it grows to its maximum height. This one will assist in removing xylene, which is found in paints, solvents, and adhesives. Its soil should remain moist, but not soaking wet.


Peace Lily

The peace lily is a mid-sized plant. Would look best sitting on a stand of its own or a bigger end table. The peace lily assists with removing the toxins acetone, trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde. It also will assist with removing mold spores in the air. It’s important that the soil doesn’t remain soggy for this plant.


Rubber Plant

The rubber pant is one of the hardest to kill plants you could have in your home. If you are brand new to caring for plants or you know you do not in any way have a green thumb, this would be your go to plant. This one has been shown to kill off formaldehyde in the air.


Golden Pothos

This plant has been shown to improve lung health. It can remove carbon monoxide, benzene, and formaldehyde from your indoor air. It is also known as devil’s ivy, stays green even when kept in the dark. It needs bright, indirect light, don’t over water or it can come down with root rot. This plant is poisonous. Shouldn’t be near children and pets.

Our Services

These plants would make a great addition to your home. They also do great at eliminating some of the toxins in the air. We do provide an air quality service right here in Bowling Green. What you can’t see might be hurting you. We can test the air and help remedy the indoor quality of your home. Not only do our services entail duct cleaning, our stock of items to install are:

• Air Purifiers

• UV Lamps

• Ventilators

• Carbon monoxide alarms

• Smoke alarms

• Air cleaners

• Air humidifiers

• Dehumidifiers

Our team has the skill and knowledge to get the job done right the first time out! Schedule a service today by giving us a call at (855) 625-1413 or complete our contact form.