Ever wondered how plants can change your life? Feng shui plants can improve your overall well being and lifestyle. Find below a list of top ten air-purifying plants as a study made by NASA in 1980 has determined.
1. The Areca Palm
Scientific Name for this plant is Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens and is known to remove all tested indoor air toxins. It is also a very popular plant and not hard to take care of. The leaves of the flower have a calming movement that will easily soften the energy either of your office or of the room you choose in your home.
2. The Lady Palm
Its Scientific Name is Rhapis Excelsa and helps removing most of the indoor pollutants that one might think of. The plant is known best for improving the air quality with over 70%. Beautiful and easy to take care of it can find a home in your apartment if you decide to improve the air you breathe day by day.
3. The Bamboo Palm
Chamaedorea Seifrizii is the scientific name for the Bamboo Palm. This plant is popular and very useful, having proven to remove Benzene. Trichloroethylene. Formaldehyde. You can place it near your garage or in areas where toxins are known to be present. It is also a very tropical plant and comes with a peaceful feeling. If toxins cannot harm it, neither can insects as this plant is known for it’s resistance to insect infestation.
4. Rubber plant
Also known as Ficus Robusta, this Feng shui plant is known to remove most pollutants but especially formaldehyde. The benefits of owning such a plant is its fantastic ability to remove toxins from any indoor environment of your choice. Also, the plant does not need much light and can survive even in cool temperatures. If you are working in a lab or have any chemicals around the house this plants will assure you the air you are breathing is toxin free.
5. The Dracaena Janet Craig
The scientific name for this plant is Dracaena Deremensis Janet Craig and like her relatives above, removes most pollutants. Plants like this one are very attractive and can grow easily with little light. This type of plants is best in Dracaenas family for removing home or office chemical toxins.
6. The English Ivy
Also known as Hedera Helixin the scientific world; will help you clear the air in your house in no time.
You have probably already seen it in most public places as it is a very popular plant. This is also because it is very easy to grow and the plant has a high adaptability level. High temperatures will in exchange harm it.
7. Dwarf Date Palm
Also known as Phoenix Roebelenii the plant is known to provide fresh air and when it comes to size it’s referred to as being a slow grower, reaching a height of about 5 to 6 feet. It is a very easy to handle, and also can tolerate low levels of light.
8. Ficus Alii
Ficus Macleilandii “Alii”or the or Banana-Leaf Fig is a hybrid plant. An evergreen houseplant that will provide clean air. While adjusting to a new home it may loose a few leaves so don’t get worried if your does the same after you bring it home. The leaves are very long, between 8-13 cm.
9. Boston Fern
Boston fern is native to Florida, the West Indies, and Asian Pacific. This Plant is safe for cats to eat as it is known to be non-toxic. Its scientific name is Nephrolepis Exaltata “Bostoniensis” and is known to remove toxins and pollutants that can cause cancer. It is a very beautiful plant but unlike the others it does require specially attention in order to survive and flourish.
10. The Peace Lily
The Peace lily or also known as Spathiphyllum is a very beautiful plant that is known to remove alcohols and acetone and other pollutants and heavy toxins. It is very easy to take care of; watering should be done only when the ground is no longer moist.
It provides a strong and peaceful energy but it can also harm humans and animals if ingested. Be careful where you place the plant so it will not be accessible to your pets or children.