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15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

By: Julie Knapp on Jan. 29, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Warneck dracaena

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Warneck dracaena (Dracaena deremensis 'Warneckii')

Combat pollutants associated with varnishes and oils with this dracaena. The Warneckii grows inside easily, even without direct sunlight. With striped leaves forming clusters atop a thin stem, this houseplant can be striking, especially if it reaches its potential height of 12 feet.

This dracaena is known for its white stripes along the edges of its leaves. If your plant gets brown tips on its leaves or brown streaks, it may be because of too much fluoride in your tap water, says SF Gate. If that's the case, try watering your plant with bottled H20.