Top air cleaning houseplants

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Common name

Scientific name

Photo

Cat/Dog friendly

Toxins

Score

Golden Cane Palm,

Areca Palm,

Butterfly Palm

Dypsis lutescens (Arecaceae)

Wikipedia

Cat: no

Dog: no

Xylene(solvants)

Tolutuene

Formaldehyde

 

8/10

19 ug/hour

Cinese Evergreen(?)

Aglaonema crispum

Wikipedia

Cat: no

Dog: no

Formaldehyde

4/10

7 ug/hour

Azalea

Rhododendron simsii (Ericaceae)

Wikipedia

Cat: no

Dog: no?

Ammonia

Formaldehyde

6/10
Spider plant

Chlorophytum comosum (Asparagaceae)

Wikipedia

Cat: yes

Dog: yes?

Formaldehyde

Carbon monoxide

6/10

7 ug/hour

Garden croton

Variegated croton

Codiaeum variegatum (Euphorbiaceae)

Wikipedia

Cat: no?

Dog: no?

Formaldehyde

3/10

3 ug/hour

Persian Cyclamen

Cyclamen persicum (Myrsinaceae)

Wikipedia

Cat: No

Dog: No

Formaldehyde

3/10

4 ug/hour

Peace lily,

White sails,

or spathe flower

Spathiphyllum wallisii

Wikipedia

Cat: No

Dog: No

Formaldehyde

Xylene(solvants)

Tolutuene

Ammonia

Acetone

Benzene

Trichloroethylene

8/10

10 ug/hour

Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree and Amate

Schefflera actinophylla

Wikipedia

Cat: No

Dog: No

Formaldehyde

8/10

9 ug/hour

Broadleaf Lady Palm

Rhapis excelsa

Wikipedia

Cat: Maybe

Dog: Maybe

Ammonia

7/10

19 ug/hour

Heart-leaf Philodendron

Philodendron scandens

Link
 

Cat: No

Dog: No

Formaldehyde

6/10

 

Common Ivy, English Ivy

Hedera helix

Wikipedia

Cat: No

Dog: No

(Very toxic)

Benzene

Formaldehyde

9/10