Housekeep's Top 5:
Symbolizes fidelity, optimism, joy and long life: If placed by a sunny window the Chrysanthemum will not only brighten your home, but will help to clean the air by reducing the levels of a chemical called benzene, which is found in paint, glue and some cleaning products.
2. Spider Plant
Is known to be the sign of true love (perfect for newlyweds!): Allegedly impossible to kill, the spider plant not only thrives indoors with nothing more than a bit of sun from a window, but also helps to keep carbon monoxide and xylene levels at bay
3. Peace Lily
4. Aloe Vera
Known as the healing plant, miracle plant due to it's medicinal purposes: Helps to remove formaldahyde, a chemical found in things like wooden furnishings and paint, from the air. In case the sun actually comes out, the sap inside aloe plants can also be used to treat sunburn.
Derived from the romanized form of the Ancient Greek Drakaina, meaning "she-dragon": Not a good option for those of you with dogs and cats (they are toxic to pets) but if you are pet free and want to reduce levels of air pollutants such as trichloroethylene, a solvent found in paints, glues and varnishes, from your home - this is the plant for you!