It’s all too easy to take our houseplants for granted, but they actually do a lot for us. They help purify our indoor air, enrich the oxygen we breathe, reduce our stress levels and make indoor spaces more peaceful — and that’s just for starters. So why not get more plants this Houseplant Appreciation Day!
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) even did tests that confirmed some of the most popular house plants help to offset the effects of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) present in many homes.
This January 10, 2020, is Houseplant Appreciation Day; why not improve the indoor air quality in your home or the home of someone you love with the following NASA-endorsed indoor air purifying plants?
Here are some of our favorites:
The Peace Lily lives up to its name and is a low-maintenance plant with many health-enhancing qualities. This plant will help to reduce the VOCs in the environment while promoting serenity in any indoor space. Peace Lily blooms pretty white flowers that resemble the shell-like calla lily and you can count on it to bloom for you indoors.
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)
The Chinese Evergreen is an easy-to-care-for plant that also helps to filter out a wide range of pollutants. It will reduce the levels of toxins in your home environment and keeps right on removing them over time. Even in low light conditions, the Chinese Evergreen can produce delightful blooms and berries.
Ficus plants are excellent for filtering out the pollutants that tend to come with items like new furniture and carpeting such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. Ficus takes a bit more care and consideration than some plants, but with optimal lighting and watering, they can last a long time. Consider a large Ficus Benjamina for your own living room or for that of a friend.
The Boston fern is another house plant that’s highly effective at removing chemicals as well as humidifying dry air in your home. It features rich, lush green fern foliage; however, it does not flower. Boston ferns are best grown on a pedestal or in a hanging basket. It requires more attention than the more user-friendly plants on this list and should be kept in mild conditions and misted regularly.
Also known as the Snake plant, it is one of the best for filtering formaldehyde found in common cleaning products. Thriving in low light, Sanseveria has beautiful upright variegated leaves perfect for a corner an area with tight space.
Plants bring a range of benefits that help improve our health and overall quality of life. This Houseplant Appreciation Day, consider these NASA-approved plants for yourself or someone you care about. Contact Ah Sam Florist for more details.