Purify Your Home with Houseplants
The top five houseplants to purify their air in your home:
Did you know, NASA has spent a lot of time investigating the effects of houseplants on air quality. The following houseplants have a mitigating affect on some airbourne chemicals such as amonia, benzene and trichloroethylene, which can all cause irritation to our breathing systems.
The Peace Lily
aka. Spathiphyllum Wallissi
A popular choice for offices and homes, large luscious tropical houseplants with deep green shiny leaves and tall white flowers. Easy to care for, peace lilies enjoy medium light, and with the right conditions can grow up to a few feet tall.
aka. Chlorophytum Comosum
Given the name due to their long spear shaped leaves resembling spiders legs, these foliage plants are one of the easiest to grow. They extend 'baby spider' off shoots which are easy to replant into their own pots. Spider plants make great hanging plants.
aka. Sansieveria or Mother In Law's Tongue
Almost indestructible, these houseplants will grow in virtually any conditions. Their fleshy foliage grows up in tall tongue shapes out of their soil. They can survive long periods with little water or light. A great plant for the bedroom as it stores up oxygen throughout the day and releases it again at night.
Also known as a weeping fig, a ficus can grow to a few feet tall. Their beautiful thick glossy leaves make a decorative statement. Be careful not to over water! They will creep anywhere you allow them, or climb a coir pole.
aka. Epipremnum Aureum
Incredibly resilient, these viney plants will tolerate most light and water conditions. They are often known as Devil's Ivy due to their variegated leaves. Ideal for bathrooms and kitchens as they prefer humid conditions, but if you have your Pothos in a different room, they would appreciate an occasional misting of the leaves.