Best Houseplants to Purify the Air – 3
Broad Leaf Lady Palm
The Broad Leaf Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa), a native of Taiwan and China is one of the most popular houseplants in the world; it’s been used as an indoor plant in Japan for over 500 years, and is widely known as one of the easiest plants to grow.
Unlike other household plants that produce only oxygen, the Broad Leaf Lady Palm will remove common household toxins such as ammonia, formaldehyde, xylene and carbon monoxide, making the air safer and cleaner to breathe.
This graceful and elegant palm does best in bright, indirect sunlight and will tolerate a wide range of temperatures (-6 – 37ºC). The soil should be kept uniformly moist, but not left in standing water, as sogginess will rot the plant’s root system.
Devil’s Ivy or Golden Pathos (Epipremnum aureumt) is a popular, attractive houseplant with small, green, heart-shaped leaves and variegated white and yellow accents. Often sold as a decorative hanging plant, it prefers to live near a bright window out of direct sunlight in moist, peaty soil.
This native of the Solomon Islands is not only easy to care for, but has the added benefit of being extremely efficient at cleaning household air pollutants, such as xylene, benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
A word of caution, this plant is toxic when ingested, especially for pets. Seek immediate veterinary assistance if you suspect your pet has consumed any part of this plant.