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BEST PLANTS FOR AIR PURIFICATION

Plants are our often overlooked helpers in ridding the air of pollutants and toxins. They also contribute to balancing humidity in the indoor environment.

It is suggested that one plant should be allowed for approximately 10 square yards of floor space with ceiling height of 8 to 9 feet.  This means that it takes 2-3 plants to improve the air quality in the average dwelling space of about 20 square yards.

Research has shown that these plants listed below are the most effective at counteracting off-gassing of toxins in the air and balancing internal humidity.

 

         English Ivy

         Spider Plant

         Pothos varieties

         Peace Lily

         Aglaonema varieties

         Bamboo Palm

         Snake Plant

         Philodendron Varieties

         Rubber Tree

         Ficus Trees


Cecelia
Aglaonema 'Cecilia'
L-01

Jewel of India (PAT.#10658)
Aglaonema 'Jewel of India'
L-02

Jubilee (PAT.#10270)
Aglaonema 'Jubilee Petite'
L-03

Mary Ann (PAT.#8976)
Aglaonema 'MaryAnn'
L-04

Silver Bay
Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'
L-05

Cast Iron
Aspidistra elatior
L-06

Cast Iron (Variegated)
Aspidistra elatior
L-07

Neanthe Bella Palm
Chamaedorea elegans
L-08

Janet Craig
Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig'
L-09

Janet Craig Cane
Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig Cane'
L-10

Janet Craig Compacta
Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig Compacta'
L-11

'Michiko' Cane
Dracaena deremensis 'Michiko'
L-12

Jumbo Warneckei
Dracaena deremensis 'Warneckei'
L-13

Warneckei Cane
Dracaena deremensis 'Warneckei'
L-14

'Lisa' Dracaena
Dracaena deremensis 'Lisa'
L-15

Corn Plant
Dracaena massangeana
L-16

Corn Plant (stump)
Dracaena massangeana
L-17

Rikki
Dracaena 'Rikki'
L-18

Kentia Palm
Howeia forsteriana
L-19

Totem Pothos
Scindapsus aureus
L-20

Pyramidal Pothos
Scindapsus aureus
L-21

Snake Plant
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii'
L-22

Peace Lilly
Spathiphyllum 'Lynise'
L-23

Pothos Golden, Jade & Marble Queen
Scindapsus aureus
L-24

Dwarf Peace Lilly
Spathiphyllum 'Starlite'
L-25

Sensation
Spathiphyllum 'Sensation' (PP-6964)
L-26

ZZ Plant
Zamioculcas zamiifolia
L-27

Lady Jane
Anthurium 'Lady Jane'
M-01

Norfolk Island Pine
Araucaria heterophylla
M-02

Amate Schefflera
Brassaia actinophylla 'amate'
M-03

Renegade Schefflera
Brassaia 'Renegade'
M-04

Bamboo Palm
Chamaedorea seifrizii
M-05

Goldstar Warneckei
Dracaena deremensis 'Goldstar'
M-06

Dragon Tree (Exotic)
Dracaena marginata
M-07

Dragon Tree (straight)
Dracaena marginata
M-08

Imperial Red Philodendron
Philodendron 'Imperial Red'
M-09

Song of Jamaica
Pleomele reflexa
M-10

Lady Palm
Rhapis Excelsa
M-11

Ivy
Hedera canariensis, Hedera helix, Liriope
M-12

Dwarf Schefflera (bush form)
Schefflera arboricola
M-13

Variegated Schefflera
Schefflera arboricola 'Covette'
M-14

Dwarf Schefflera (tree form)
Schefflera arboricola
M-15

White Bird of Paradise
Strelitzia nicolai
M-16

Natal Mahogany (pat. #12022)
Trichelia dregeana
M-17

Fishtail Palm
Caryota mitis
H-01

Column Cactus
Cereus peruvianus
H-02

Croton
Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra'
H-03

Flowering Plants
-
H-04

Sago Palm
Cycas revoluta
H-05

Fig Tree
Ficus benjamina
H-06

Ficus Spire
Ficus benjamina 'Spire'
H-07

Ficus Alii
Ficus binnendijkii 'Ali'
H-08

Ficus Amstel King
Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel King'
H-09

Rubber Tree
Ficus elestica 'Decora'
H-10

Fiddle Leaf Fig
Ficus lyrata
H-11

Ficus Nitada
Ficus retusa 'Nitida'
H-12

Triangle Palm
Neodypsis decarya
H-13

Ponytail Palm
Nolina recurvata
H-14

Pygmy Date Palm
Phoenix roebelenii
H-15

Buddhist Pine
Podocarpus gracilior
H-16

Balfour Aralia
Polyscias balfouriana
H-17

Ming Aralia
Polyscias fruticosa
H-18

Adonidia Palm
Veitchia merrillii
H-19

Yucca Cane
Yucca elephantipes
H-20

Bromeliads and Orchids
-
H-21
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