Top 10 Air-Purifying Plants To Improve the Feng Shui of Your Home or Office
Last updated on April 26, 2011 at 12:00 am EDT by in5d Alternative News
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Use the power of plants to purify the air and raise the energy of any space
by Rodika Tchi
1. Areca Palm
Scientific Name: Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens Removes: All tested indoor air toxins. Benefits: * Very popular and easy to care for plant. * Leaves have a gracious flow that will soften the energy of any home or office space.
2. Lady Palm
Scientific Name: Rhapis Excelsa Removes: * Most indoor pollutants. Benefits: * One of the best plants to improve the indoor air quality. * Very popular and easy to care for.
3. Bamboo Palm
Scientific Name: Chamaedorea Seifrizii Removes: Benzene, Trichloroethylene, Formaldehyde. Benefits: * Adds a peaceful, tropical feeling to any environment. * Most resistant to insect infestation.
4. Rubber Plant
Scientific Name: Ficus Robusta Removes: Most pollutants, especially formaldehyde. Benefits: * Will survive in dim light and tolerate cool temperatures. * Excellent ability to remove toxins from any indoor environment.
5. Dracaena Janet Craig
Dracaena Deremensis Janet Craig Removes: Most pollutants, especially trichloroethylene. Benefits: * Attractive plant, easy to grow in very little light. * Best in Dracaenas family for removing home or office chemical toxins.
6. English Ivy
Scientific Name: Hedera Helix Removes: Most pollutants, especially formaldehyde. Benefits: * Another hardy, very popular plant, often used in public spaces. * Easy to grow, very adaptable, except for high temperatures.
7. Dwarf Date Palm
Scientific Name: Phoenix Roebelenii Removes: Most pollutants, especially xylene. Benefits: * A slow grower that can reach a height of about 5 to 6 feet. * Can tolerate low levels of light.
8. Ficus Alii
Scientific Name: Ficus Macleilandii "Alii" Removes: Most pollutants, especially formaldehyde. Benefits: * Easier to care for than the Ficus Benjamina, can loose some leaves while adjusting to a new space. * There are 3 types of Ficus Alii: the standard tree, the bush and the braids (several entwined trunks.)
9. Boston Fern
Scientific Name: Nephrolepis Exaltata "Bostoniensis" Removes: Most pollutants, especially formaldehyde. Benefits: * Beautiful and lush, a favorite for any home or office. * It does require attention in order to thrive.
10. Peace Lily
Scientific Name: Spathiphyllum sp. Removes: Alcohols and acetone, Trichloroethylene, Benzene and Formaldehyde. Benefits: * Beautiful plant with gentle white flowers, easy to care for. * Strong and peaceful energy.
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