15 Beautiful House Plants That Can Actually Purify Your Home

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    House plants don't just make your place look gorgeous and adult AF — they can also improve the air quality.

    They can make your home more ~breathable~ by increasing the amount of oxygen in the air through photosynthesis, but they can also filter and purify the air. Studies show they can even remove toxins from the air, like benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. Plus, most air-purifying plants are also pretty and easy to care for.

    Here are some that you'll definitely want around your home:

    1. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

    2. Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)

    3. English Ivy (Hedera helix)

    4. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

    Snake plants are a super popular air-purifying house plant because they're beautiful and basically impossible to kill — the perfect option if you're a neglectful young adult.

    NOTE: Leaves are toxic so keep away from pets.

    Buy it here at Home Depot ($17), Amazon ($15), or your local flower shop and plant nursery.

    5. Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)

    This air-purifying palm thrives in shady indoor spaces so it's a great addition your bedroom or bathroom, especially if you're going for tropical ~island~ vibes.

    Available on Amazon ($7) or purchase from your local plant store or garden nursery.

    6. Aloe Vera

    Aloe is a fast-growing decorative succulent that doubles as a soothing gel if you break the leaf in half (it'll grow back, don't worry). Aloe vera is totally safe for skin and people, but it's toxic for cats and dogs, so keep it out of reach.

    NOTE: Leaves are toxic so keep away from pets.

    Available at Ikea ($4), Amazon ($8), or your local plant store.

    7. Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)

    Dumb canes come in a variety of beautiful multicolored leaf patterns and they're super easy to grow and keep as house plants. But they're actually called dumb canes because of their poisonous effect when eaten, which can slur or stop speech and even close the throat and be fatal in large quantities — so make sure to keep this one away from pets and curious young children.

    Available from Home Depot ($13), Amazon ($7), and your local plant nursery.

    8. Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron cordatum)

    The heartleaf philodendron is a popular house plant because it's extremely easy to take care of and it has beautiful, large heart-shaped leaves.

    NOTE: Leaves are toxic to humans and pets if eaten.

    Available at Lowes ($20), Amazon ($3), or your local plant nursery.

    9. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

    10. Cornstalk dracaena (Dracaena fragrans) or Massangeana

    11. Chinese Evergeen (Aglaonema modestum)

    12. Money Bonsai or Guiana Chestnut (Pachira aquatica)

    Money bonsai trees are known for their gorgeous braided trunks, which can become relatively tall and strong once the tree matures. They thrive in humid environments, so this one is great for the bathroom.

    Available from Home Depot ($30), Wal-Mart ($16), or your local plant store and nursery.

    13. Devil's Ivy or Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

    14. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

    15. Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)