The Best Air Purifyinng Plants and They are Nasa Approved


Breathe easier and better indoors with these top air purifying plants with NASA’s stamp of approval.

When Mom says, “Go outside and play,” she not only gives kids the benefit of exercise but also, cleaner air to breathe. Research says that trees and plants always clean and purify the air and there are plants that are better at purifying the air than most. You can bring cleaner air inside the home or office by adding these greeneries. NASA has done an official study on plant air purifiers (Yes, they don’t just deal with rockets and galaxies!) and the top five are as follows:

1. Areca Palm Tree (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, Dypsis lutescens)- This plant garnered 8.5 in NASA’s purifying scale. Also known as ”Butterfly Palm”, calls this plant “the most efficient air humidifier”. During very dry occasions, the Areca palm tree not only keeps your home or office pleasantly moist, it also eliminates poisonous chemicals in the air. Come winter time, this could be a replacement for electric humidifiers.

2. Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) – This plant tied in first place with the Areca palm tree garnering a NASA purifying score of 8.5. This plant is highly resistant to plant insects and is very versatile. It can withstand heat as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit all the way down to a chilly 20 degrees Fahrenheit and is fine in dry or humid weather.

3. Bamboo Plant (Chamaedorea seifrizii) – Garnering a NASA purifying score of 8.4, the Bamboo plant flourishes when it is kept with just the right amount of moisture. However, it should not be kept too wet and should be placed in an area with indirect sunlight. With this conditions at its optimum, the Bamboo plant will continuously purify the air indoors.

4. Rubber Plant (Ficus robusta) – With a score of 8.0, the Rubber plant excels at eliminating poisonous chemicals from the air (specially formaldehyde). It outperforms the other ficus plants and requires a lot less light than others. There is one thing to be cautious though: its leaves are toxic, so be careful where you put them and when handling these with pets and small children.

5. Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis) – fifth on the list with a score of 7.8 on NASA’s rating, this plant was nicknamed “Janet Craig” after the daughter of nurseryman Robert Craig. This plant is commonly used in interior scape. The green and yellow colored leaves brightens up any room aside from working hard to purify the room it’s in. It is usually imported from Florida or Hawaii.

Also good air purifiers are English Ivy, Date Palm Tree, Ficus Alii, Boston Fern, and the Peace Lily.


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