This evergreen tree, native to India, is easily identified by its large, waxy leaves. They’re toxic to animals, but they remove toxicity from your indoor air—especially the formaldehyde emitted by common cleaning and grooming products. They do this by absorbing these toxic gases into their leaves and roots through a process called phytoremediation.
Brighten your landscape with these vivid, colorful plants.
Aloe Vera Plant
This succulent is good for your health in a bunch of ways. It’s best known for the skin-soothing effects of the gelatinous aloe that can be harvested from its leaves. But aloe vera is also great at eliminating airborne benzene, a chemical found in household cleaners and paint. Is this plant making people go blind?!