Plants for Wellness

Breathe Easy 

It can be tricky getting some fresh air at the moment.  So if you’re stuck indoors, what can be done?  Plants of course are great air filters.  Backed up by lots of research, including a NASA report that states how great a number of indoor plants are at clearing the air and removing toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.  The study showed that Bamboo palms, Ivy, Moth Orchids, Dracenas, Philodendrons and Mother-in-law’s tongues work wonders, as well as Aloe vera, Boston Ferns, Peace lilies and Spider plants.

Other tips to help you breathe easy include avoiding vacuuming (it stirs up the dust, so mop instead) and mow your grass on clear days.  Keep your windows and doors closed and run the air conditioner, as the air goes through a filter that way. 

 

Our Top Air purifying super heros

 

  • Boston Fern
  • English Ivy
  • Spider plant
  • Devil’s Ivy
  • Peace Lily
  • Flamingo Lily
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Parlour Palm
  • Bamboo Palm
  • Lady (Rhapis) Palm
  • Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron cordatum)
  • Elephant Ear Philodendron (Philodendron domesticum)
  • Snake Plant or Mother –in-Law’s Tongue (Sanserveria)
  • Draceana marginata
  • Draceana fragrans
  • Draceana ‘Janet Craig’
  • Weeping Fig
  • Rubber Plant
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Homalomena
  • Phalaenopsis