What's in your pots?

WHAT’S PRETTY AND HEALTHY FOR OUR INDOOR ENVIRONMENT?

My daughter Chris took a Green Interior Design Class a few months back and her instructor listed the top 11 “best plants” to have indoors to help remove formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide from from our air. The study was conducted by NASA for use of plants aboard missions to help with air quality.

Here is the list and I bet you already have a few of these in your home

Scientific Name……………………..Common Name
Chamaedorea
Seifritzii…………Bamboo Palm
Aglaonema Modestum…………Chinese Evergreen
Hedera Helix………………………English Ivy
Gerbera
Jamesonii……………….Gerbera Daisy
Dracaena Janet Craig……………Janet Craig
Dracaena Marginata…………….Marginata
Dracaena
Massangeana………..Mass cane- corn plant
Dracaena Warneckii……………..Warneckii
Sansevieria Laurentii…………….Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
Chrysantheium Morifolium…….Pot Mum
Spathiphyllum
“Mauna Loa”……Peace Lily

Mother In Law TongueMy daughter Kathy has added this piece of information about nighttime oxygen-releasing plants. “Out of all of those plants, i think sanseveria-mother in law tongue is the coolest because it releases oxygen at night (most other plants release carbon dioxide after dark).”
http://www.picsearch.com/pictures/plants/garden%20plants/plants%20sa-si/sansevieria.html
“That means it is great to put in your bedroom to create an oxygen rich environment for deep happy healthy sleep, just like michael jackson in his oxygen tent! We have three in by our beds and lately we’ve noticed that we sleep better, feel more refreshed upon waking and we’ve become really good at doing the moonwalk….try some!”

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