Yes, yes…we all hear about how the air inside of our homes is waaayy more polluted than the air outside. But what do you do about it??
The folks over at “Inhabitots” have a handy little post about the benefits of adding houseplants to your indoor decor. Not only do they bring the outdoors in and add some gorgeous life to your house (especially with some amazing planters you can find out there – check back for my “Favorites” list of great planters!) they help combat “Sick Building Syndrome” by sucking up the harmful chemicals in your air (carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, etc.) and recycling it into clean, fresh oxygen – sooo good for the lungs.
They also round up the top 5 plants that NASA and Parent Center list for air purifying, but are also child-safe.
1. Chlorophytum Comosum aka Spider Plant
2. Sansevieria aka Snake Plant
3. Dracaena fragrans `Massangeana’ aka Corn Plant
4. Epipiremnum Aureum aka Golden Pothos
5. Aglaonema Modestum aka Chinese Evergreen
So there you have it – an easy way to green up your house (in more ways than one!) for very little green! Now head down to your local nursery/home depot/grocery store – wherever you might snag a plant, and don’t forget your list!
Check back soon for my favorite indoor planters!