Some plants can not only look pretty, but improve the air quality in your home.

According to Buzzfeed, these plants increase the amount of the oxygen in the air and remove toxins like benzene.

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    Aloe Vera

    Aloe is a fast-growing decorative succulent that doubles as a soothing gel if you break the leaf in half.  Aloe vera is totally safe for skin and people, but it’s toxic for cats and dogs, so keep it out of reach.


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    Boston Fern

    The Boston Fern will need a good amount of humidity to thrive, but once it grows, it’s a beautiful hanging decorative piece.

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    Chinese Evergreen

    This plant comes in all different colors and is super easy to grow!

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    Cornstalk Dracaena

    This plant is really good at removing toxins from the air!

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    Devil's Ivy or Pothos

    This plant grows very long and is best hanging in a basket or somewhere high.

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    Dumb Cane

    Dumb canes come in a variety of beautiful multicolored leaf patterns and they’re super easy to grow and keep as house plants. But they’re actually called dumb canes because of their poisonous effect when eaten, which can slur or stop speech and even close the throat and be fatal in large quantities — so make sure to keep this one away from pets and curious young children.

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    Rubber Plant

    This plant has dark, waxy leaves and is a great house plant.

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    Snake Plants

    Snake plants are a super popular air-purifying house plant because they’re beautiful and basically impossible to kill — the perfect option if you’re a neglectful young adult. But be careful because they are toxic to pets.