Healthy Insider: Toxin Removing Plants Part II

I previously blogged about including indoor plants to assist cleaning indoor air. We are adding more to the family. I previously mentioned that the study was a bit conflicting because NASA, who conducted the study, doesn’t use indoor plants to clean their air and that a house would need to be filled with plants to clean it well, but I honestly feel that it brings so much life to our home. The study states that you need to include a 10″-12″ plant every 100 sq ft. to remove indoor toxins such as formaldehyde. I have decided upon including one-two in every room. I bought an Areca Palm for the Master Bedroom. What do you think? I like it because it is not too big and not too small for the night stand. I think I will buy a couple more for the room, this one is on my side of the bed, perhaps one for the hubby’s side and one one on the dresser, maybe the closet. I am hooked on these beautiful plants. What plants do you have in your home? It has been stated that the Areca Palm ranked #1 in removing toxins.

Here is the list again:

Dwarf date palm (Phoenix roebelenii)
Areca palm (Dypsis lutescens)
Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’)
Kimberly queen fern (Nephrolepis obliterata)
English ivy (Hedera helix)
Lilyturf (Liriope spicata)
Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Devil’s ivy, Money plant (Epipremnum aureum)
Peace lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’)
Flamingo lily (Anthurium andraeanum)
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema modestum)
Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
Broadleaf lady palm (Rhapis excelsa)
Variegated snake plant, mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’)
Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron cordatum)
Selloum philodendron
(Philodendron bipinnatifidum)
Elephant ear philodendron (Philodendron domesticum)
Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata)
Cornstalk dracaena (Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’)
Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)
Barberton daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
Florist’s chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)
Dendrobium orchids (Dendrobium spp.)
Dumb canes (Dieffenbachia spp.)
King of hearts (Homalomena wallisii)
Moth orchids (Phalaenopsis spp.)

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