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Top 10: The best houseplants for every homeowner

Jana Randall is a busy mother, loving wife, and active career woman from Arizona. In her free time, Jana writes to cover topics on home, living, and pets, while also working full time and blogging. As interests, Jana enjoys reading, wr...

Plant 'em

Give the gift that keeps on giving to either yourself or a friend by choosing one of these awesome houseplants meant for anyone on your list. Whether you want something to help better your air quality, lower your maintenance needs or bring safety for children and pets, we've got the plant for you.

Top 10 houseplants for air filtration and quality

1

Aloe

Aloe helps fight byproducts of chemical cleaners, paints and more as well as provides a healing gel for burns and scrapes. It is also very easy to maintain.

2

Rubber plant

The rubber plant does its magic by emitting high levels of oxygen and battling air toxins such as formaldehyde.

3

Chinese evergreen

This simple plant helps clear out toxins and air pollutants.

4

Spider plant

A very simple plant to maintain, the spider plant combats carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde and xylene.

5

Peace lily

The peace lily is one of NASA's top plants for killing off formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. This awesome and pretty plant can even fight off toluene and xylene.

6

Golden Pothos

The golden Pothos is a plant that grows at a rapid pace, even in the dark. It also fights off formaldehyde.

7

Bamboo palm

A triple player, the bamboo palm fights off formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.

8

Snake plant

A great plant for the bathroom, the snake plant fights off formaldehyde, which hides out in cleaning products, personal hygiene products and more.

9

English ivy

The English ivy is awesome for new parents and pet owners, as it reduces the amount of airborne fecal matter.

10

Weeping fig

A plant that takes a bit more effort than the rest of the bunch, the weeping fig is excellent in the family room where it will fight off formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.

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