Nature's Air Purifiers

As natural air purifiers, indoor plants provide a vibrant, fun and natural solution to making our indoor environments healthier and more enjoyable.

By: Lively Root
May 22, 2019
Nature's Air Purifiers
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Having healthy indoor environments filled with pure, clean air is as important now as ever. As natural air purifiers, indoor plants provide a vibrant, fun and natural solution to making your indoor environments healthier and more enjoyable. With just a few plants you can turn any indoor space into a green and clean air space.

To maximize the benefits of air purifying plants, we suggest having at least two plants per 100 square feet of indoor space.

How do plants provide cleaner air?

During photosynthesis, plants convert the carbon dioxide we exhale into fresh oxygen. NASA tested this when they were researching ways to clean the air in space stations. Through this study, they found several easily grown indoor plants filter out air-borne toxins such as Trichloroethylene, Formaldehyde, and Benzene.

The NASA Clean Air Study as it was called was a project led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in association with the National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly known as the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and the Professional Landcare Network). They found that, in addition to absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through photosynthesis, many house and indoor plants are effective at removing benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and ammonia from the air. All chemicals linked to health issues like headaches, dizziness, eye irritation, and others.

Many of the plants tested in this study also happen to be some of the easiest to grow. This study was conducted in 1989 and is still regarded by many as the most comprehensive and accurate to date.

Of course the benefits of plants go beyond purifying the air. Research has shown that plants can reduce stress and make people feel happier. Research has also shown that spending time around plants and in nature has a positive effect on an individual’s mood and energy levels. How great is that?

Interested in adding some natural air purifying plants to your green space? Check out what we offer below.

Currently we are offering the following indoor plants known as fantastic air purifiers...

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