My two trips to Phipps Conservatory in the past month have put houseplants on my mind. Houseplants are the natural answer for ridding our homes of many of the chemicals that are out-gassed from our carpet, furniture, and cleaning products. Some houseplants are better than others at removing chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and ammonia than others. Below is a list, based on research done by NASA, of 10 of the most effective houseplants for filtering air. Don't just stop at one. NASA recommends 15 plants for a 1,800 square foot space to improve air quality.
Peace Lily (Spathyphyllium)
2. Pot Mum
3. Red-edged dracaena
4, Golden Devil's Ivy or Pothos (Epipremnum)
5. Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law's Tongue (Sanseveria)
6. Warneck dracaena
7. Gerbera Daisy
9. Janet Craig dracaena
10. English Ivy
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Spinning by Highhill Homeschool
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