I'm not sure what type of plantenter image description here this is! The leaves are somewhat thick, but I have not been able to figure out what it is. Any ideas?


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I believe it is Peperomia, possibly 'Tear Drop'. peperomia plant

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    This site I've sent says, these plants 'clean the air'. This is just very silly. Houseplants do give off moisture H2O and O2 and probably talk to you 'subliminally' but 'detoxification' of the air? What would the plants be taking out of the air? CO2? Not toxic at all...
    – stormy
    Aug 16, 2018 at 19:51
  • ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19930073077.pdf is where it comes from. In the proper (controlled) environment plants most definitely can scrub the air.
    – Rob
    Aug 16, 2018 at 20:48
  • @stormy - check that link out - many plants absorb indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde, so its not silly at all - they do clean the air, and its nothing to do with CO2
    – Bamboo
    Aug 16, 2018 at 20:56
  • I just did with my smart hubby as well. This is just nuts. Get rid of formaldehyde contributors, get rid of asbestos, get rid of cigarette smoke, burning fumes from the kitchen! Do not rely on plants to do this work! Why would anyone rely on plants who are smarter, obviously than us humans, to suck up toxic crap? They do not clean the air and CO2 was certainly this articles' main 'pollutant'...indoor rooms heavily populated??
    – stormy
    Aug 16, 2018 at 21:59
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    @stormy this is your shortest answer ever! Congrats!
    – kevinskio
    Aug 17, 2018 at 0:33

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