House PLants - Knowledgebase Question

Bayside, Ne
Question by LarryMercado
August 24, 2009
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 from NGA
August 24, 2009


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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