7 Plants That Can Help Remove Formaldehyde


7 Plants That Can Help Remove Formaldehyde

Helloshabby.com -- Choosing ornamental plants in the rooms is more advisable than using an air purifying machine because it is still natural, frugal and refreshing.

In addition to serving as a natural decoration in the house, houseplant are very helpful in filtering air such as pollutants, formaldehyde and other toxins to be clean when inhaled.

As is known, formaldehyde is a colorless gas used for building materials, wood products such as particle boards, plywood and fiberboard. Therefore, it is very important to decide ornamental plants that can help filter formaldehyde in the house. You can see the list of plants in the following review:


Spider Plants


It is called a spider plant because it has leaves that  dangle down. It is an adaptable and fast-growing plant. The advantages of this plant can help remove pollutants in the form of formaldehyde and xylene produced from combustion fumes, vehicle exhaust and tobacco or cigarette smoke. This plant also does not cause allergies for children or pets.


Boston Fern


Boston ferns are also known as sword fern plants. It is a popular fern species that is easily grown in many tropical areas of the world. Plants with easy maintenance also become ornamental plants, especially because they do not need sunlight. Leaves with a sword shape, blue-green with many small leaflets upright and curved as they grow larger. Boston ferns are fairly growers and are best planted in autumn or spring.



Of its many varieties, Dracaena Fragrans are popular as indoor plants. Why it that? Because this plant is able to absorb NO gas and convert it into NO2, CO2, and CO. This dracaena can absorb formaldehyde, xylene etc.

Rubber Plant


Next is an indoor ornamental plants, known as a rubber plant. It is one of the good dust removal plants and can provide the interior of the room. Typical plants with wide leaves can grow this tall, beautiful when placed indoors. Not only as decoration and dust cleaner, this plant can help absorb carbon dioxide, reduce air pollution in the room. 

Snake Plant


The most popular plant of all time and strong against this weather, grows perpendicular to reach 50 cm. This snake plant is similar to aloe vera, which is able to refresh carbon dioxide and release oxygen at night. In addition, this plant can also absorb pollutants such as CO2, benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene which are cancer-causing pollution.


English Ivy


English ivy is also one of the dust removal ornamental plants. In addition, this plant is also useful for filtering dirty air in the room. Because of the beautiful and clustered shape of the leaves, making this dust-removing ornamental plants is widely chosen for room decoration. In addition to helping to remove dust, this plant can absorb formaldehyde and benzene so that the air becomes healthier.

Bamboo Palm


The last champion plant in addition to decorating the room is also an ornamental plant that can remove many chemicals and pollutants from the air. One of the benefits of this plant is that it can secrete oxygen and absorb the carbon dioxide released while breathing.

In addition, the leaves and roots of this plant can improve indoor air quality and can reduce the impact of pollution of chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde that are present in the home.


Hopefully those home garden idea is useful for those of you who looking for ideas and inspiration about home garden idea's. We wish you will be easier in making your dream house. Don't forget to share it with your relatives and family.

Author      : Lynda
Editor       : Munawaroh
Source     : Various Source

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