Friday, March 25, 2011

Houseplants :: Quiet Air Filters

Have we talked about this here? How NASA tested out several varieties of houseplants - finding that some were particularly spectacular at cleaning indoor air? The following is the top list for removing formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide from the air in your house. Plus, you know, greenery in the house is good for the soul, too.

Bamboo Palm – Chamaedorea Seifritzii
Chinese Evergreen - Aglaonema Modestum
English Ivy - Hedera Helix
Gerbera Daisy - Gerbera Jamesonii
Janet Craig - Dracaena “Janet Craig”
Marginata - Dracaena Marginata
Corn Plant - Dracaena Massangeana
Mother-in-Law’s Tongue - Sansevieria Laurentii
Pot Mum – Chrysantheium morifolium
Peace Lily - Spathiphyllum
Dracaena “Warneckii”


Becky said...

I need a new mother-in-laws tongue, I keep killing mine....I know. They're supposed to be indestructable and I supposedly have a green thumb. Well, anything easy, I butcher. It's my gift.

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