10 houseplants for cleaner air

Spring cleaning on your up and coming to do list? Don't forget about the air in your home! Here is a list according to a study done by NASA of the top houseplants that help fight indoor air pollution, specifically in removing Formaldehyde, Benzene, and Carbon Monoxide from the air.

1- Mother-In-law's tongue- Sansavieria Laurenetii
2-Chinese Evergreen- Aglaonema Modestum
3- Marginata- Dracaena Marginata
4-English Ivy- Hedera Helix
5-Bamboo Palm- Chamaedorea Seifritzii
6- Mum- Chrysantheium morifolium
7- Peace Lily- Spathiphyllum
8- Corn Plant- Dracaena Massangeana
not pictured:
9- Dracaena "warneckii"
10- Janet Craig- Dracaena Janet Craig

Each of these plants are not too exotic and fairly common to find where houseplants are sold!

nasa article from here. Illustrations from my vintage book The Woman's Day Book of House Plants.


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