Plants to the Rescue!



The average person spends the majority of their time indoors. Most of us are guilty of not throwing open the windows and letting in fresh air as much as we should, which helps cleanse the air and disperse harmful and toxic pollutants. Air pollutants build up over time in our apartments; they keep us from breathing easy and can even cause illnesses.

Thankfully, one of the simplest solutions to help combat nasty little particulates in your air, is house plants! Our little green buddies take in carbon dioxide (and inadvertently some of those particulates) and filter the air, producing cleaner oxygen for us to breathe. Pretty spectacular. A while back, NASA did a study to find the most helpful air-purifying plants and put together a long list to help people breathe more easily.

If this all sounds wonderful, but you’re sighing right now because you’re not particularly good with plants, have no fear!

The following plants are the most difficult to kill from NASA’s list of air purifying plants:

  1. Garden Mum
  2. Spider Plant
  3. Dracaena
  4. Ficus
  5. Peace Lily
  6. Boston Fern
  7. Snake Plant
  8. Bamboo Palm
  9. Aloe Vera


For more information on NASA’s study and to see the full list of air purifying plants, click here!



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