3 Top Picks for Living Plants that Improve Indoor Air Quality | Interior Plantscapes LLC

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Contaminants in Indoor Air vs. Outdoor Air

The Environmental Protection Agency cites that indoor air quality is, on average, about five times worse than outdoor air quality. Since most of us spend the majority of our time indoors, this is an important issue.

Poor air quality can harm us in a number of ways, including:

  • Sickness
  • Fatigue
  • Allergies

Improving Air Quality - One Living Plant at a Time

One great way to combat poor air quality is to add plants to your inside living space. Living plants are like fresh air factories.

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Let’s take a trip back to grade school. You probably remember that plants help the environment because:

  • They consume carbon dioxide.
  • They release oxygen.

However, plants have an additional feature; they possess the ability to purify the surrounding air. Amazingly, they filter out harmful chemical compounds from the air. These toxins are called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs.

There is an abundant variety of plants you can use to purify your air, but let’s look at three described in a video produced by Lowes on "How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality with Plants”.

Famingo Flower

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First is the Anthurium, or Flamingo flower, shown above. The Flamingo Flower not only cleans the air, but also adds a colorful touch to the workspace.


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Ferns offer a wide variety of textures and shapes, and are another good choice for purifying indoor air.

Peace Lilly

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Finally, the Spathiphyllum, or Peace Lilly is a popular favorite.

How Many Plants Do I Need?

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You may be wondering exactly how many plants can effectively purify your indoor air.

As the above image indicates, a good rule of thumb is: one plant per 100 square feet of interior living space. (Make sure that the plants are about the same size as the ones shown in the video.)

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