If you’re going to grow some plants at home, know that some are better than others at cleaning the air we breathe within the confines of our four walls. In a Clean Air Study conducted by NASA, scientists have determined which common indoor houseplants are great at purifying the air.
Affectionately called “oxygen bombs”, these plants were recommended by the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and thoroughly studied by NASA. They thought it would be cool to have the air in their space stations filtered by these plants, which have been identified mainly by their ability to eliminate toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene (TCE) within the atmosphere.
Feel free to browse through the NASA report here. Their recommendation? Efficient air cleaning is accomplished with at least one plant per 100 square feet of home or office space. Removal of toxins in the air inside your home means you won’t be breathing them in as much, and goes a long way towards remedying SBS or Sick Building Syndrome (it seems that it’s actually a real thing!).
Now you know which plants to get for that new condo you have at Bonifacio Global City!
Other great household plants for improving the air quality at home are: Gerbera Daisies, Golden pothos (Scindapsus aures), Chrysanthemums (Chrysantheium morifolium), Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata), Weeping figs (Ficus benjamina), Azaleas (Rhododendron simsii), Warneck dracaena (Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckii’), Chinese evergreens (Aglaonema Crispum ‘Deborah’), Bamboo palms (Chamaedorea sefritzii), and Heart leaf philodendrons (Philodendron oxycardium)
Source: Healthy Tips World