The Myth of Air Purifying Plants

Common Air Purifying Plants

  • Boston fern
  • Mother-in-law’s tongue
  • Aloe vera

IAQ By The Numbers

In 1989, NASA tested houseplants’ ability to clean the air.

After 24 hours, researchers found the plants had removed 10-70% of VOCs in the chambers.

There are over 1,200 known volatile organic compounds.

However, in 2019 a team of researchers replicated the study in a residential environment.

Researchers found that you may need as many as 10-1000 plants per square meter to make a difference in your home’s air quality.

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