It is a sad reality that the air quality in our home is not
as good as we think it is. Many
chemicals are released into our homes from our furniture, carpets, pets, paints
and varnishes. It is however possible to
clean the air from those harmful chemicals.
NASA researches has proven that 1 plant per 100 square feet will
effectively clean the air. Here is a
list of the most efficient air purifier.
BOSTON FERN: Grows
well in bright indirect light. Will also
tolerate medium light level. Keep
slightly moist at all times. Misting
throughout the winter will help keep the plants growing happily.
ENGLISH IVY: Grows
best in medium to bright indirect light.
Keep slightly moist at all times.
Misting is important to keep the spider mites at bay. In case of a spider mite infection, use an
insecticidal soap to get rid of the pesky insects.
PEACE LILY: Grows
well in bright indirect light. Although
fairly shade tolerant, a lack of light may result in poor flowering. Allow the plant to dry out slightly in
between watering. Misting in the winter
will help keep the plant growing happily.
SNAKE PLANT: Grows
well in many different light condition.
Will tolerate heavy shade and direct sun. Allow the plant to dry out completely in
between watering and it should never sit in water. Not troubled by any pests.
POTHOS: Grows best in
low to bright indirect light. Allow the
soil to dry out between watering. Never
let the plant sit in water for extended periods of time. Not troubled by any pests.
RUBBER PLANT: Grows
well in bright indirect light with some direct sun. Allow the soil to dry out between
watering. Do not allow the plant to sit
in water for extended periods of time.
Not usually trouble by any pests.
ALOE VERA: Grows best
in bright indirect light with some direct sun.
Plant in a potting soil for cactuses and succulents. Allow the aloe to dry out between
watering. This plant is great for burns