Chemicals given off by furnishings, building materials and cleaning products, as well as pollen, bacteria and mould, can all pollute the air inside a house, but you can cleanse your home
Spider plants and Boston ferns are two of the easiest to grow, and keep alive, and are good at removing formaldehyde and xylene, Spider plants love indirect sunlight, while ferns will
thrive in the high humidity of a bathroom.
Dracaena, with its distinctive long wide leaves, is a superb cleaner, reducing formaldehyde, benzene, xylene and trichloroethylene. It is, however poisonous to cats and dogs so best avoided by pet owners. Anthurium not only aborbs formaldehyde, ammonia, toluene and xylene, but flowers for up to 300 days a year kept in warm, humid conditions.