Feng Shui Solutions: Plants To Purify The Air and Brighten Your Space

Feng Shui Solutions: Plants To Purify The Air and Brighten Your Space - Mum
1. MUM - The Queen Of Clean-Air! (Chrysanthemum Morifolium)
Eliminates ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene

(Magenta Mum photo by: kawaiimidnight at deviantart.com)

Bothered by the indoor air? Do you suffer with dust
allergies, chemical sensitivities, headaches or lethargy?
You might be affected by indoor pollutants.

I've chosen 6 of the 26 plants known to literally purify the air of the many
common chemical toxins, with plants selected for growing ease in almost any area.
Common Feng Shui practices can help improve the quality of the air you breathe.
The practice of incorporating living plants into your home or office
can be accentuated if air purifying plants are selected, increasing
the energizing effects of a cleansed and well laid out space.

Fill your home and office with these 6  easy-tocare-for plants
for an instant cleansing boost to your indoor air.


2. Red-Edged Drecena (Dracaena reflexa)
Knocks out benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene


Indoor pollution can be, at times even worse than outdoor pollutants.
They can cause lethargy, discomfort and aggravate allergies and chronic breathing issues.
Even if you are less sensitive to it, it still can be harmful to you without you realizing it.


3. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum)
Packs a punch to ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene


Scientists have long known that plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen
as part of photosynthesis. But National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA)
late 1980's research found that houseplants and the soil they grow in can absorb up to
89 percent of various air pollutants, such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
Many manufactured products, everything from paints and textiles to carpets and furniture is
either made with chemicals and epoxies or treated with harmful toxins that off-gas into your home and office.



4. Heart-leaf Philodendron (Philodendron oxycardium)
Easy to grow plant great at removing formaldehyde & VOCs


My City Plants states the obvious when they remind us that "working hours indoors
with artificial lights,cooled or heated air; uniformed cubicles and desks... does not
inspire creative productivity."



5. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
Sucks out nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde


But we often put up with it, thinking we have no way to change it.
But the solution is, in fact, quite simple. Bring in the greens!



6. Ficus (Ficus benjamina)
Gobbles up formaldehyde

My 6 Top Picks were selected for the fact they grow well and easily in almost
any area, and can even can take the sunny, hot, dry conditions of my LA apartment.


To view all 26 houseplants which NASA scientists have identified
as effective in cleaning toxins from the air,
visit Holistic Health Naturally for the full list with info and links.
(note those with * that may be harmful to children and pets if eaten!)

What plants do you currently have growing inside your home or office?
If you don't have any plants, will you now try adding some to your space?
Add your comments to share any plants you love to love with.


As ever, live beautifully, 
xo♥
stephanie-
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2 comments

  1. I have a very small home, but I have a couple of houseplants that I treasure! My indoor plant repertoire includes a beautiful angel wing begonia, a "christmas" cactus, burrows tail (succulent) and the bamboo that grows in water.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing, Joy!Even a small amount of plants helps, for both for lifting your spirit and air cleansing effect. We must have similar taste, as I have the same plants as you do! Except for that bamboo, which sounds so nice, I think I'll have to add some soon!

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