Red-Edged Dracaena air cleaning house plant
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Red-Edged Dracaena

(Dracaena marginata)
While this slow-growing shrub can get quite tall (up to 15 feet), it's relatively compact and will make the most out of whatever floor space you can offer it. For best results, keep one in a room with high ceilings and moderate sunlight, and water occasionally. Its red-trimmed leaves will deliver a dose of unexpected color.

How it Helps: This plant will take care of gases released by xylene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde, which can be introduced by lacquers, varnishes, and sealers.
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