The Q&A Archives: House PLants

Question: I would like to know the best plants available for Apartment living. Plants that will grow in little direct sunlight, yet flourish and help clean the air in an apartment?

Answer: According to NASA, some of the best plants for cleaning indoor air include:

Hedera helix (English ivy), Chlorophytum comosum (spider plant), Epipiremnum aureum (golden pothos), Spathiphyllum `Mauna Loa' (peace lily), Aglaonema modestum (Chinese evergreen), Chamaedorea sefritzii (bamboo or reed palm), Sansevieria trifasciata (snake plant), Philodendron scandens `oxycardium' (heartleaf philodendron), Philodendron selloum, Philodendron domesticum (elephant ear ),
Dracaena marginata (red-edged dracaena), Dracaena fragrans `Massangeana' (cornstalk dracaena), Dracaena deremensis `Janet Craig' (Janet Craig dracaena), Dracaena deremensis `Warneckii' (Warneck dracaena), and Ficus benjamina (weeping fig).

Luckily, they all grow in low to moderate light, and are all easy to care for. Enjoy!

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