Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Best air-filtering houseplants, according to NASA



If these plants are good enough to filter the air of the space station, surely they're good enough for your home.

Having good indoor air quality is very important, especially since many of us spend so much time inside. NASA did a study to find out which plants were best to filter the air of the space station, and the agency's findings are available to all.

mother in law tongue plan and dracena

Read on to see which houseplants are best to filter the air (not only producing oxygen from CO2, but also absorbing benzene, formaldehyde and/or trichloroethylene.)
peace lily
Via Wikipedia:
You can also see the best plants to filter formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.
spider plant
Here's a Chlorophytum comosum, also known as the spider plant.
All photos: Wikipedia

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