Air Purifying Plants … For the Home
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In the latter part of the 1980s, NASA looked into to the effects of indoor plants to see if they would clean the air in tightly-sealed space stations.
The good news is, you can take advantage of their findings in your home.
NASA found that it’s true, that houseplants do actually enhance indoor air quality. They take in some of the harmful chemicals that out-gas from building materials. Some plant varieties are much better at this than others. To derive all the benefits from the cleansing actions of your houseplants, you will need a minimum of one plant for every 100 square feet of living space.
Below is a list of some air purifying plants that are the most effective at cleansing indoor air.
- English ivy (Hedera helix) is well known to many as a landscape plant. It also succeeds indoors. It looks especially good in hanging designplans
- Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) likewise, also does well in hanging pots designs
- Golden pothos (Epipiremnum aureum) is likewise a vine, it climbs or hangs depending on how you train it; you can train it over an indoor trellis. It succeeds in low-light conditions so is quite a versatile house plant
- Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’) another plant that’s good for low light conditions. That’s why you will often see this plant in waiting rooms, lobbies, and many meeting areas
- Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema modestum) yet another plant that’s good for low light conditions. In fact, it doesn’t need a of watering either, making it pretty low-maintenance. Cuttings root easily in water so very user friendly
- Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) is especially proficient at removing formaldehyde from the air. These lush plants look rather Attractive in bay windows or hanging baskets
- Bamboo or reed palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii) is fond of humidity, so think about putting it in a washroom window. You can likewise give it a misting with water each day
- Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina) is in fact a tree that will grow indoors. You may find it trained as a bonsai in a standard pot. It’s another favorite you see in shopping areas
- Janet Craig dracaena (Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig’) is a particular kind of Dracaena. If you can not find the Janet Craig range, another dracaena will do too just as well. They vary quite a bit, so you can just choose the type that fits well in your home
- Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron scandens ‘oxycardium’) is pest-resistant and prefers reduced or diffused light (no direct sunshine). Heart-leaf philodendron prefers a moist potting medium
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These plants provide great benefits to your living environment while at the same time providing beauty, and they are just a few of the varieties of house plants that will improve the air quality of your house.
Next time you are thinking of a gift for a friend, why not present him or her with an air-purifying house plant as a gift?
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