Indoor Air Purifying Plants
We've all heard that plants can help us breath better by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing clean oxygen but do you know which plants? According to NASA, certain plants such as the: Snake Plant, Spider Plant, Peace Lily, Golden Pothos, and Draceaena, are better at eliminating large amounts of benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. Studies suggest that you have at least one plant per every 100 square feet of the home for maximum air purification.
The Snake Plant has become my new best friend when it comes to indoor plants. Not only does it help to purify the air but it requires minimal watering and can survive with limited sunlight.
Spider plants became popular during the 1970's with the emergence of macrame and "indoor jungles". Known as air-plane plants, they are native to tropical and Southern Africa. They are a beautiful plant that does well from a hanging basket. Like most indoor plants, they need little sunlight or watering.
When people think of indoor plants, the Peace Lily is often one of the first to come to mind. This indoor air purifying plant does well in spaces with indirect light.
Like the Snake Plant, the Golden Pothos is one of the easiest plants to take care of. While it enjoys sunlight it does well in dark spaces and needs water. This plant doesn't require being potted in soil but can simply be in a container with water, if so desired. Hang it from the ceiling or drape across a shelf, this plant naturally trails.
Known for it's tall slender frame and tropical leaves, the Dracaena is a beautiful plant known for it's ability to do well indoors. It's spiky leaves come in a variety of colors, shapes and patterns. The Dracaena does well in low to medium light but thrives in bright, direct sunlight.