Monday, May 12, 2008

Adding Some Green to your Living Space

Photo courtesy of Arch. Mileto Attilio

Recently a lot of attention has been given to indoor house plants and their ability to filter the air around us. Whether you are in an office or home environment, the postive effects from having plant life present can only lead to good things. According to, "plants that top the clean-air list include peace lily, bamboo palm, English ivy, mums, and gerbera daisies." These plants suck in more harmful chemicals and pollutants than the average plant. One plant in particular that makes a big difference in air quality are spider plants. These easy-to-grow plants require little work, and filter plenty of air.

Don't discount other plant species! larger plants that are at least 6" in diameter will have a great effect on the air quality. It's also been speculated that smaller plants like cactus may play a role in reducing our exposure to solar radiation.

aloe vera house plant

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