Thursday, February 7, 2013

Houseplants and air quality

Philodendron domesticum  
 elephant ear philodendron
Indoor plants provide gardeners with a way to grow something beautiful and useful all in one.With winter coming the air quaility in our homes is often a challenge with the windows closed and the heat drying out the air. NASA scientist have found houseplants to be a way to help rid our homes of pollution from chemicals and a variety of irritants.

Some of the plants recommended are:
  • Hedera helix   English ivy
  • Chlorophytum comosum   spider plant
  • Epipiremnum aureum   golden pothos
  • Spathiphyllum `Mauna Loa'    peace lily
  • Aglaonema modestum   Chinese evergreen
  • Chamaedorea sefritzii   bamboo or reed palm
  • Sansevieria trifasciata    snake plant
  • Philodendron scandens `oxycardium'   heartleaf philodendron
  • Philodendron selloum   selloum philodendron
  • Dracaena marginata   red-edged dracaena
  • Dracaena fragrans `Massangeana'   cornstalk dracaena
  • Dracaena deremensis `Janet Craig'   Janet Craig dracaena
  • Dracaena deremensis `Warneckii'   Warneck dracaena
  • Ficus benjamina  weeping fig

More information and photos on this topic can be found from the sights below:

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