Look around you, right now you are probably in a room that has a similarity to NASA spaceships; poor air quality. Air quality is so important to your health because lack of oxygen can poorly affect your vision, your immune system, and can even limit your energy, but NASA has a solution, plants. Plants all filter air, but some are especially good at it. So here are the 10 best plants to filter your air.
1. Spider plant
Spider plants are one of the easiest to take care of and fastest growing house plants, they need bright light, but when put in direct light they tend to scorch.
2. Peace lilies
Peace lilies are gorgeous plants that bloom long lasting white flowers. They need low light areas, and need more water in spring/summer and less in winter/fall.
3. Weeping fig
Weeping figs are a little bit of a difficult indoor tree to grow but, with plenty of light, fertilizer, and water they will flourish and be beautiful trees to fill corners and open spaces in your home.
4. Boston fern
Boston ferns are the most classic looking fern there is. They need lots of bright, but indirect light. They need an organic soil mix that is constantly moistened.
5. Snake plant
The snake plant, or “Mother in laws tongue” is a easy plant to take care of because of the many conditions it can survive in. They can survive in dark or bright conditions and are pretty hard to kill, unless you are overwatering or almost never watering it at all.
6. Bamboo palm
The bamboo plant, or Areca Palm is a large plant that requires low-light. This genus has over 100 species that can liven up any space.
7. Dwarf date palm
Dwarf date palms, or pygmy Phoenix palms need the brightest light that you can provide them with.
8. Devil’s ivy
Devil's’ ivy, is a quick growing vine that can grow 6-8 feet unpruned. They don’t need too much light and don't need to be fertilizer.
9. English ivy
English Ivy likes bright light, but doesn’t like direct sunlight, so in the summer move it out of direct sunlight. They need lose well drained soil, and fertilizer every once in a while.
Dracaena has over 40 different species. They remove many toxins in the air and are great to liven up a space. If you are a pet owner however, you may want to choose a different plant because this plant is toxic to pets.
Story by Ginger Hanlon