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Nov 11, 2009
aloeHouseplants can be very beneficial in
our lives. They purify and renew our
stale indoor air by filtering out toxins,
pollutants and the carbon dioxide
we exhale - replacing them with life
sustaining oxygen!

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cordatumAlthough it should be safe to presume
that all plants are capable of removing
toxins from our air, research shows
that some house plants are more
efficient in filtering out toxins than
others.
.
Philodendrons, Spider plants, and
Pothos
were found to be the most efficient in the removal of
formaldehyde.
spider plantsGerbera Daisies and Chrysanthemums
were found to be effective in the removal of
benzene, a known carcinogen.

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As a rule of thumb, allow one houseplant
per 100 square feet of living area.
The
more vigorous the plant, the more air it can
filter. Keep in mind that plants will not do
much to alleviate tobacco smoke or dust in the air.
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    Aglaonema sp. Chinese Evergreen----   ----- (link)
Aloe barbabensis Aloe Vera, Burn plant-- -- (link)
    Chlorophytum comosum Spider Plants---- (link)
Chrysanthemum sp. Mums-----------         ---- (link)
Dieffenbachia sp. Dumbcane---------       ----- (link)
    Epipremnum sp. Golden Pothos-----      ------ (link)
    Ficus sp. Ficus-----------------                ---------- 
(link)
    Gerbera sp. Gerbera Daisy------------         ---- (link)
Hedera sp. Common English Ivy------       ----- 
(link)
Philodendron sp. Heart leaf philodendron- - (link) 
    Spathiphyllum sp. Mauna Loa, Peace Lily--
(link)
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LEGEND
    -----Poisonous
    -----Prefers sun
    -----Prefers partial shade
    -----Tolerates shade
    -----Prefers well-drained soil
    ---Prefers Moist soil
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  english ivy gerbera
ficus pothos
dumbcane mums

  chinese evergreen peace lily
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