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Stuck inside? These plants improve your indoor air quality

By Chloe Monte

 

According to the NASA’s Clean Air Study, the following plants not only absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, but they also absorb harmful chemicals from the air. And it is recommended that a home or office have one plant per 100 square feet.

 

Areca Palm - Areca palms are great for filtering xylene and toluene from the air. As well, it is known for being good humidifiers. Areca palms like bright light, so place near a large window.

 

Boston Fern - Boston Ferns are great at filtering formaldehyde, xylene and toluene from the air. Place them in humid areas as they thrive in humidity.

 

English Ivy - English Ivy is good at filtering benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene from the air. It’s an excellent broad filtering plant and it’s also recommended for those with allergies.

 

Lilyturf - Lilyturf is known for its ability to filter formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene, and toluene from the air. It is excellent for bright spaces or shaded areas of the house.

 

Devil’s Ivy - Devil’s Ivy is great at filtering benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.

 

Peace Lily - The Peace Lily is an excellent broad filtering plant. It filters: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and ammonia.

 

Mother-in-law’s Tongue - This plant is an excellent plant for areas of your home with low sunlight. As well, it releases oxygen at night, so it is great to place next to your bed. It filters: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene

 

Red-edged Dracaena - This Dracaena variety filters: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene. This plant is very sensitive to fluoride and it requires the use of filtered water.

 

Florist’s Chrysanthemum - Chrysanthemums filter the air best when they are flowering. They filter: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and ammonia.

 

Thank you to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Clean_Air_Study for providing excellent information for this article.

 

Article sponsored by DCH, Lift Fund, and Morning Pointe.

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