I just love that information is just a few clicks away. It still amazes me (showing my age!). So my inner city apartment is filled with light and warmth from sunny days and I love it – but I miss having lots of plants around me. I find they simply don’t live well inside my apartment. It may have something to do with my non-existent green thumb but I do try (I even managed to kill a bamboo plant? who does that?).
So in my extensive research I found some fabulous suggestions for great air purifying house plants to keep me healthy and connected to nature. I’m off to buy mine today!
1. Bamboo Palm: According to NASA, it removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.
2. Snake Plant: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.
3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.
4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.
5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also know to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.
6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night.
For more details check out this link to Treehugger or SSC NASA
*image and details courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/groups/Occupy.Ottawa