Indoor houseplants act as a natural air filter, cleaning the air and removing harmful pollutants from the air.
NASA conducted a study in which plants were tested for their ability to create oxygen and filter toxins. The intent of the study was to find the best plants to filter air in the space station. The study produced a list of the plants they found filtered the air the best and recommended having 15-18 “good-sized” plants in a 1,800 square foot home.
The following plants made the top of the list:
Bamboo Palm or Reed Palm
Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
When choosing a houseplant remember to choose a plant that matches the growing conditions of your home. For example, you wouldn’t want a plant that requires full sunlight in a shady corner. Do you have houseplants for their air filtering potential or for the ambiance it adds to a space?