“Believe it or not, plants converting toxins in your home was first studied by NASA,” says Schoenberg. “Important toxins, such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene were found to be neutralized and the study provided a detailed list, as to which plants worked on what specific toxin.”

Schoenberg continues: “In my house I have multiple giant Peace Lily’s which the NASA study points out neutralize all — benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and ammonia.”

Before you buy: While most plants are safe to be around, experts recommend doing some research on new plants before bringing them into your home, especially if you have children or pets.