Spring Garden Tips
Adding Houseplants

Improve your indoor air quality by adding a few houseplants to your interior décor. NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (now known as PLANET) joint research found that flowering and foliage plants help remove gases given off from building materials and furnishings that lead to “sick building syndrome”. All you need is 15 to 18 tabletop or larger (6 to 8 inch containers) houseplants to improve the air quality in an average 1800 square foot home. Their top 15 houseplant recommendations include:

1. Heartleaf Philodendron - Philodendron scandens 'Oxycardium'
2. Elephant Ear Philodendron - Philodendron domesticum
3. Cornstalk Dracaena - Dracaena fragrans `Massangeana'
4. English Ivy - Hedera helix
5. Spider Plant - Chlorophytum comosum
6. Janet Craig Dracaena - Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig'
7. Warneck Dracaena - Dracaena deremensis 'Warneckii'
8. Weeping Fig - Ficus benjamina
9. Golden Pothos - Epipiremnum aureum
10. Peace Lily - Spathiphyllum 'Mauna Loa'
11. Selloum Philodendron - Philodendron selloum
12. Chinese Evergreen - Aglaonema modestum
13. Bamboo or Reed Palm - Chamaedorea sefritzii
14. Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata
15. Red-edged Dracaena - Dracaena marginata

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