Air Purifying House Plants #Container_gardening
In the late '80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Lucky for us, the plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air. Other studies have since been published in the Journal of American Society of Horticultural Science, further proving the science.
10 Air Purifying House Plants:
- Lady palm, Rhapis excelsa
- Bamboo palm, Chamaedorea seifrizii
- Rubber plant, Ficus robusta
- Janet Craig, Dracaena deremensis ,Janet Craig.
- English ivy, Hedera helix
- Peace lily, Spathiphyllum sp.
- Red-Edged Dracaena, Dracaena marginata
- Snake Plant, Sansevieria trifasciata
- Dracaena deremensis `Janet Craig'
- Warneck dracaena, Dracaena deremensis `Warneckii'
As a side note, one of the plants NASA studied is an excellent humidifier. One six foot Areca Palm will put a quart of water into the air in a day. Dry winter air often contributes to sinus infections and sore throats. Wouldn't it be nice to increase your home's humidity without having to fuss with a mechanical humidifier?