Growing house plants may not be rocket science, but NASA says it is …
NASA research has consistently shown that living, green and flowering plants can remove several toxic chemicals from the air in building interiors. You can use common plants in your home or office to improve the quality of the air to make it a more pleasant place to live and work – where people feel better, perform better, and enjoy life more. While the plants are busy purifying the air in your home, they also provide a therapeutic soothing effect with their color green.
Maintain your house plants in a good condition and make sure you have enough of them. For best results, the NASA research advised that there should be a six-inch plant for every 100 sq feet of interior living space.
Ready to breathe easier? Here are the top common house plants for reducing indoor air pollution:
Remove formaldahyde and naturally humidify with a Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea Seifritzii) – good for narrow space
Purify air with a Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema Modestum)
Remove most air pollutants with a Janet Craig (Dracaena Deremenis “Janet Craig”)
Clean air with a Mass cane/Corn Plant (Dracaena Fragans Massangeana) – good for narrow space
Absorb toxins with a Mother-in-Law’s Tongue or Snake Plant (Sansevieria Laurentii)
Help reduce mold in the air with a Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Warneckii (Dracaena “Warneckii)
Increase oxygen levels with a Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)
Remove toxins from the air with a Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) - great near kitchen or fireplace
Elephant ear philodendron (Philodendron domesticum)
Be sure to check for toxic and non-toxic plants if you have children or a pet. Some plants may be poisonous if eaten or chewed by pets or children.
Enjoy the health benefits of growing indoor house plants.
Photo Source: My Pinterest Board – Decorating with House Plants