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15 Indoor Plants to Improve Air Quality

While the first day of Spring is only 17 days away, we can all agree that this harsh and cold winter may not submit as easily to Spring as we would all like. This current winter has been quite a tumultuous season. As AccuWeather has highlighted, the average snowfall for the 2013-14 winter season has been higher than average for those in and around the GTHA.

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Source: AccuWeather

What this means then is that for those that enjoy exploring the outdoors in the spring, may have to wait a little longer than normal as the snow thaws and makes way for the flowers to bloom. But, CAP has you covered! Mother Nature Network has compiled a list of 15 household plants that help improve indoor air quality while you wait for those flowers to bloom. This article will highlight 4 plants that can be used in your household and possibly in your office space.

Aloe is a great indoor plant because it can clear formaldehyde and benzene which are chemicals that can be found in “chemical-based” cleaners, paints, and among others.

The Spider Plant is a great plant to keep indoors as it requires little maintenance and it battles “benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene.”

The Warneck dracaena, much like the spider plant requires little to no maintenance making a great plant to have even in the office, as the plant can grow even without direct sunlight. This plant helps combat pollutants that are often associated with varnishes and oils. But be warned, the Warneck dracaena can reach a potential height of 12 feet.

This strikingly beautiful plant is the Peace lily which has been listed by NASA one of the best plants to removing all three of the most common household VOCs: ormaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. All it requires is shade and weekly watering and this plant can thrive in any condition.

While we may not be able to fully enjoy the outdoors quite yet, we can still bring some of nature’s gifts indoors to help us enjoy the beauty of nature within the comforts of our own homes.

For the complete list of household plants, click here.

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