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8 Houseplants that Clean and Promote Air Quality

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Considering the average human being spends roughly 90-percent of their time indoors, the quality of the air is certainly important—particularly when you consider the toxic compounds from paint and wallpaper, cleaning products, furniture, pollen, mold, bacteria, and in poorly ventilated homes.

Luckily, welcoming potted houseplants into your home can help to purify air and reduce harmful particulates in the air, as they absorb carbon dioxide to photosynthesize fresh oxygen.

Here are eight common and hearty houseplants that promote air quality…

1. Bamboo Palm

Remember a few years back when it was in vogue to give miniature bamboo trees as gifts of luck? Well, the bamboo palm (or chamaedorea seifritzii) is a formaldehyde-filtering superstar, especially when they grow quickly from small palms to 12-foot high trees.

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