You probably already know that the air inside an RV can be pretty noxious, especially if it’s new. There are several chemicals that are used in the manufacturing process that can be hazardous to your health, most notably formaldehyde. One of the best things you can do for the health of your family is to make sure the air quality in your RV is good. Aside from airing our your RV, there is another cheap and easy way to get cleaner air inside: house plants!

I recently read a post on the Healthy Home Economist blog that talked about the air cleansing benefits of house plants. I love having plants inside my RV and was excited to hear that certain house plants can remove up to 87% of harmful toxins from your air in 24 hours – including formaldehyde! NASA did a study of the air-cleansing effects of house plants and came up with a list of the top 10 with the most cleaning power. They also found that for maximum benefit, you need one plant for every hundred square feet of space in your home. Easy-peasy for RVers like me! That’s like 3 plants!

The best part is that while these little plants are cleaning your air, they are also creating oxygen and looking pretty. So toss out those dust-collecting fake plants and arm your RV with some real air-scrubbing power plants! Check out the Heathy Home Economist for a list of the top 10 air-cleansing house plants, then head to your local garden center and stock up. 

I’m breathing easier already!