The NASA Clean Air Study was led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in association with the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA). Its results suggest that certain common indoor plants may provide a natural way of removing toxic agents such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air. Helping neutralize the effects of sick building syndrome.

The first list of air-filtering plants was compiled by NASA as part of a clean air study published in 1989, which researched ways to clean air in space stations. As well as absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, as all plants do. These plants also eliminate significant amounts of benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. The second and third lists are from B. C. Wolverton’s book and paper and focus on removal of specific chemicals.


Areca palm (Dypsis lutescens) From AED 270.00


Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’) From AED 25.00


English ivy (Hedera helix) AED 90.00


Spider plant (Chlorophytum comos) AED 40.00


Devil’s ivy, Pothos plant (Epipremnum aureum) From AED 45.00


Peace lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’) From AED 25.00


Flamingo lily (Anthurium andraeanum) AED 60.00


Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema SP) AED 35.00


Variegated snake plant, mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’) AED 15.00


Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata) From AED 90.00


Cornstalk dracaena (Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’) From AED 85.00


Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina) From AED 110.00


Rubber plant (Ficus elastica) AED 140.00


Dumb canes (Dieffenbachia spp.) From AED 45.00


Moth orchids (Phalaenopsis spp.) AED 125.0o


Aloe vera (Aloe vera) AED 15.00


Janet Craig (Dracaena deremensis “Janet Craig”) From AED 155.00


Warneckei (Dracaena deremensis “Warneckei From AED 95.oo


Banana (Musa Oriana) AED 55.00


Dwarf date palm (Phoenix roebelenii) From AED 270.00