I recently joined this Urban Jungle Bloggers adventure. It's a network of people who are trying to add greenery to their homes, with a monthly "challenge" to try. Last month's (which I was too late for) was to style one plant 3 different ways. You can Follow the Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board to see some other bloggers' posts about it.
Anyway, it was through the UJB Pinterest board that I came across this post about plants that help remove air pollutants from your home. I'm not going to type out all the information they shared on their post, but the gist of it is: "The air inside your home is more polluted than the air outside your home. So get thee to the nursery and buy some natural air cleansers!" The site then lists the top 15 houseplants that improve air quality, according to NASA.
Sidenote: What the heck is NASA doing researching indoor air quality? Aren't they supposed to be focusing on outer space??
The only thing the list was lacking, I thought, was a picture of each plant so I could pick out the ones I liked before running all over town to buy them. So, I did a little research (emphasis on little) and found a picture of each plant. Now you can pick out the ones you like best; your home's air can be clean and you can have some beautiful greenery to gaze upon.
Without further ado, here's NASA's list (again, what!?) with an added visual component:
Top 15 Houseplants For Improving Air Quality:
|Elephant ear philodendron|
(This grows to be much bigger, by the way.)
(Make sure you've got room for this big boy!)
(Is it just me, or does that pot look way too small for that plant?)
|Red-edged dracaena (dracaena marginata)|
|Bamboo or Reed palm|
I love that snake plant in the white pot. I think that's the next plant I will be adding to our home. I'd also love to have a tall bamboo plant in our bedroom. We need to add something with height in there. Besides Ted.
I hope someone else finds this little visual guide useful! Happy purifying!