Some of my favorite plants are also the best for purifying the air indoors and out. NASA the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has conducted several studies (2019, 1989) over the decades to determine the best plants to use in space (enclosed, encapsulated missions) to improve air quality.
Volatile Organic Compounds are common air pollutants found in gasoline, paints, plastics, rubbers, pharmaceuticals, dry cleaning, varnishes, adhesives, pressed wood products, paper products, and cleaning agents to name a few.
The Aloe Vera Plant removes benzene and formaldehyde from the air.
The Bamboo Palm removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene from the air.
The Hemp Plant upon planting a seedling immediately begins to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the soil and air, this natural process is known as carbon sink. The hemp plant is one of the best plants to grow for absorption of atmospheric gases.
***Trees, plants, shrubs, grass, and vegetation account for 89% of the earth’s naturally occurring volatile organic compounds. The soil health and growing medium are the most important part of the photosynthesis process.