This genetically engineered plant could be your new air purifier. It cleans as well as 30 other houseplants.

After four years of testing and research, Neo P1 was released to the public.

Created by the Paris-based start-up Neoplants, the genetically modified greenery promises to build on plants’ natural ability to clean the air — and greatly increase it.

The Pothos plant is a pothos-like Ivy-like plant. This powerful, new organism can do the same work as 30 plants to purify the air. according to Inverse.

Neoplants were reportedly looking for a way of purifying air without the use of electricity in order to be more sustainable.

The release of the new item coincides with a time when people all over the world are more concerned about the quality of the air they breath after the emergence COVID-19.

Neo P1 is a genetically engineered indoor purifier.
Neoplants

“One of the side effects of the pandemic is that people are much more aware of what’s in the air they breathe,” Inverse spoke with Patrick Torbey who is co-founder of Neoplants and chief technical officers.

Inverse stated that the new houseplant will capture more volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are chemicals found in everyday household items such as cleaning products and building materials.

Because VOCs are so tiny, they’re hard to remove from indoor air with a mechanical filter while plants do a better job of clearing the air, according to the Inverse, which cited a 1989 NASA study.

According to Neoplants, plants require metabolic tweaking in order to be more productive.

Neoplants co-founder and CEO Lionel Mora said the company’s first product is the Pothos vine, which is also known as the Devil’s ivy, Inverse reported.

A Neo P1 houseplant inside a home.
According to the company, it took four years.
Neoplants

“We started with one of the most popular houseplants in North America,” He told the outlet.

It took almost four years to complete the project. “like trying to build a plane while flying,” Torbey spoke of Inverse.

The start-up claimed it had created a plant that could capture and recycle harmful indoor air pollutants.

The price for the custom-made plant is $179. It can also be branded on the company’s website As “a superplant with superpowers.”

Neoplant was reported to have complied with FDA standards, ensuring that the plant would perform the same in the wild as the average plant.

“We don’t give a selective advantage to the plant. We don’t make it grow faster, we don’t increase its resistance to pesticides,” Torbey spoke of Inverse. “We’re not touching any of that.”