Growing Indoor House Plants That Purify The Air
February 26, 2010 · Print This Article
Growing certain indoor house plants that purify air came as a surprise to me. It does make sense when you come to think about it. Trees do the same thing for the environment. They say the jungle in South America near the Amazon are the lungs of the earth.
Research from NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Admin.) found that certain house plants act as natural air filters to clean and purify air. Toxic substances such as formaldehyde, benzene (cigarette smoke,) air mold spores, and allergens, that cause allergies and asthma, are prevalent in our homes. These toxins can be greatly reduced by having certain air purifying plants in your surroundings.
If you have the space, there are several indoor palm plants that are at the top of the list for purifying air in your home or office. However, if your space is limited, there are smaller plants like English Ivy and Boston Fern that are very effective for reducing air mold spores and formaldehyde.
Even the hardy Heart Phiodendrom and Peace Lily are on the chart for being air purifying house plants. (I love a Peace Lily because if I neglect it, beautiful blooms still appear.) The easy to grow Spider Plant is a dandy for reducing Carbon Monoxide and Nitrogen Dioxide.
Here is a chart suggesting which house plants purify the air.
If you’re interested in having one of these handy charts so you can refer back to it when you go shopping… simply fill in your information below and I’ll send you a download link.
P.S. Well, my favorite natural indoor plant purifier is the Boston Fern, and the Peace Lily… so I’m going to keep my eye open for a good deal.