There are a wide variety of pollutants released in your home by furniture, paint, carpet, household cleansers, even gas cooktops and hot water in the shower, that can trigger illnesses, asthmatic attacks, and allergic reactions.
Plants have been found to be very effective in purifying the air in a safe, clean way. The NASA Clean Air Study conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1989, seeking ways to clean the air in space stations, and several subsequent studies by others, found that all plants, besides removing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, can also eliminate varying but significant amounts of benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, toluene, and ammonia.
Palms, ferns, even blooming plants, and especially ivies are all helpful, but the three top air purifiers are Peace Lily (Spathyphyllum), Sansevieria (Mother-in-Laws Tongue), and Dragon Tree (Dracena marginata).
Peace Lily (Spathyphyllum)
Sansevieria (Mother-in-Laws Tongue)
Dragon Tree (Dracena marginata)
So do yourself and your home a big favor, purify the air and bring beauty indoors with houseplants. Come to Gill’s and we will be happy to help you find the perfect plants for your home and that breath of fresh air!
–Mary Kidwell & James Gill