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The best plants to have in your home

Chemicals from building materials, furniture, and even air fresheners can make indoor air toxic but Houseplants give off oxygen and help remove chemicals like formaldehyde, a common indoor vapor that can cause respiratory and neurological problems, as well as cancer.

These plants are the best ones to surround your house with for a cleaner and fresher air for you and your family.

Bamboo palm

Great at removing formaldehyde from the air, the bamboo palm is also low-maintenance: Just put it where it’ll get a couple of hours of direct sunlight, and water it regularly.

Peace lily

It’s a pro at removing a list of toxins, including acetone, benzene, alcohols, and ammonia. To keep it healthy and insect-free, you’ll need to wash the leaves occasionally.

Lady palm

This plant clears your air of chemicals, including ammonia, and is highly resistant to insects. It’s fairly easy to care for, but you’ll need to trim the leaf tips if they turn brown from a buildup of salt and minerals.