Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Get Clean Air With No Work

Humans (and animals) need clear air to survive. And while we work with bureaucracies to stop burning coal and polluting the air, we can do something very simple to purify the air in our homes. Are you ready for this?

Houseplants! We know trees give us breathable oxygen by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through its leaves. No need to buy expensive and energy wasting air purifying machines, when all you need is a little green and TLC (tender loving care, that is).

According to NASA, here's a list of plants that best filter the air in your home.

·       English ivy (Hedera helix)
·       Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
·       Golden pothos or Devil's ivy (Scindapsus aures or Epipremnum aureum)
·       Peace lily (Spathiphyllum 'Mauna Loa')
·       Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema modestum)
·       Bamboo palm or reed palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii)
·       Snake plant or mother-in-law's tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata'Laurentii')
·       Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron oxycardium, syn.Philodendron cordatum)
·       Selloum philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum, syn.Philodendron selloum)
·       Elephant ear philodendron (Philodendron domesticum)
·       Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata)
·       Cornstalk dracaena (Dracaena fragans 'Massangeana')
·       Janet Craig dracaena (Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig')
·       Warneck dracaena (Dracaena deremensis 'Warneckii')
·       Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)
·       Gerbera daisy or Barberton daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
·       Pot mum or florist's chrysanthemum (Chrysantheium morifolium)

·       Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)

How cool is this? Little Critterz know it's important to have greenery in your home because of the tranquility and peace it brings, but we also love sustainability so these plants win in our book!

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