Other Religions New Age / Metaphysical Air-Purifying House Plants for the Home Share Flipboard Email Print New Age / Metaphysical Holistic Healing Divination Chakra Balancing Reiki Crystal Therapy By Phylameana lila Desy Reiki Expert Phylameana lila Desy, the author of "The Everything Guide to Reiki," is a freelance writer, holistic healing consultant, intuitive counselor, and an energy medicine practitioner. our editorial process Phylameana lila Desy Updated May 09, 2019 01 of 15 House Plant Therapy Air Purifying Plants. Getty Images Improve your well being by decorating your home with healing plants. Green plants can help set the mood for a more pleasing and relaxed atmosphere. Flowering plants offer color, bring cheer, and spark creativity. Aside from sprucing up the decor of your home or office house some plants serve as natural air purifiers and oxygen generators. An old wives tale I was told once by a co-worker years ago was to never say thank you when given a plant as a gift or else the plant will shrivel up and die. Don't say thank if you believe this, but do be grateful for the therapeutic and air-filtering qualities of your house plants. Typical types of toxins that need clearing include: formaldehyde: found in wood products (plywood, particle board), glues, fabrics (furniture, carpeting), paint, insulation, cleaning products, and more. benzene: found in plastics, synthetic fibers, nylon, dyes, lubricants, rubber, pesticides, and more. trichloroethylene: found in paint removers, carpet cleansers, adhesives, and more. Choose a few green healers from this list of air purifying plants: PhilodendronPeace LilyAloe Vera Snake Plant (aka Mother-in-Law's Tongue)Spider PlantBoston FernChrysanthemumsWeeping FigEnglish IvyGerbera DaisyBamboo PalmAsparagus FernRubber PlantLucky Bamboo 02 of 15 English Ivy as an Air-Purifying House Plant English Ivy. Matthew Ward / Getty Images English IvyHedera helix Filters: benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethyleneReduces: carbon monoxide 03 of 15 Spider Plant as an Air-Purifying House Plant Spider Plant. Lynne Brotchie / Getty Images Spider PlantChlorophytum comosum Filters: formaldehyde, benzene, xyleneReduces: Carbon Monoxide Tips for Growing Spider Plants 04 of 15 Boston Fern as an Air-Purifying House Plant Boston Fern. Pamela Moore / Getty Images Boston FernNephrolepis exaltata Filters: formaldehyde Tips for Growing Boston Fern 05 of 15 Snake Plant as an Air-Purifying House Plant Varigated Snake Plant. DAJ / Getty Images Snake Plant (aka Mother-in-Law's Tongue)Sansevieria trifasciata Filters: formaldehyde and benzeneReduces: carbon dioxide 06 of 15 Peace Lily as an Air-Purifying House Plant Peace Lily. GavinD / Getty Images Peace LilySpathiphyllum Filters: benzene, acetone Tips for Growing Peace Lilies 07 of 15 Bamboo Palm as an Air-Purifying House Plant Bamboo Palm. DEA/G.CIGOLINI / Bamboo Bamboo PalmChamaedorea seifrizil Filters: formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene 08 of 15 Gerbera Daisy as an Air-Purifying House Plant Gerbera Daisy. Kristin Lee / Getty Images Gerbera DaisyGerbera jamesonii Filters: trichloroethylene Growing Tips for Gerber Daises 09 of 15 Aloe Vera as an Air-Purifying House Plant Aloe Veraa. Claire Gibbs / Getty Images Aloe PlantAloe vera Filters: formaldehyde and benzene 10 of 15 Philodendron as an Air-Purifying House Plant Philodrendron. Alex Cao / Getty Images Heart-Shaped PhilodendronPhilodendron oxycardium Filters: formaldehyde 11 of 15 Chrysanthemums as Air-Purifying House Plants Red Chrysanthemums. Dorling Kindersley / Getty Images ChrysanthemumsChrysantheium morifolium Filters: trichloroethylene and benzene 12 of 15 Weeping Fig as an Air-Purifying House Plant Weeping Fig. Sian Irvine / Getty Images Weeping FigFicus benjamina Filters: formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene 13 of 15 Rubber Tree as an Air-Purifying House Plant Air Purifying House Plant: Rubber Plant. Sharon White / Getty Images Rubber Tree Ficus elastica Filters: carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and more Care instructions for caring for Ficus elastica indoors 14 of 15 Lucky Bamboo as an Air-Purifying House Plant Lucky Bamboo. Purestock / Getty Images Lucky BambooDracaena sanderiana Filters: benzene, formaldehyde,and trichloroethylene 15 of 15 Asparagus Fern as an Air-Purifying House Plant Air Purifying Plant: Asparagus Fern. DEA/G.CIGOLINI / Getty Images Asparagus Fern (aka Lace Fern)Asparagus plumosus Antibacterial properties, guards against bacteria and air-borne viruses. How to Care for Your Asparagus House Plant Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.