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Houseplants help you breathe better- NASA said so!

Would you believe the air in your home may be up to 30 times more toxic than the air outdoors? Did you read that right? Oftentimes inside there’s nowhere for the pollutants to go..they’re trapped in the same space with you, and you’re continually cycling them in and out by simply breathing. Don’t panic- there are a few simple and inexpensive solutions. That’s where we come in.

Having houseplants can increase the quality of air in your home, but don’t take our word for it. One of the suggestions from a number of studies and experiments completed by NASA is to bring more of the outdoors inside. Long story short: Get more houseplants. 

Adding plants to your space is an affordable way to naturally filter out toxic chemicals from your home like benzene and formaldehyde. Plants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen, which everyone needs to breathe. 

NASA focused more on looking at the air quality improvements plants can provide, particularly in closed environments, such as space habitats. Don’t worry if you’re not traveling to the moon any time soon- the findings are easily translated to homes, offices, and other closed spaces.

While all plants are great, the bamboo palm is particularly effective. In fact, most palms and ferns are toward the top of the list. Other plants mentioned which we have in stock: Aloe, Peace Lily, Dracaena, Pothos & Philodendrons. Most of these are also fairly hardy and some can be on the lower maintenance spectrum.  

We’d be happy to help get you on the right path to cleaner, fresher air in your home or office, and get you outfitted with a few houseplants to help improve your air quality. We have plenty of options in the greenhouse, suitable for the not-so-green thumb & amateurs, and the seasoned gardener alike. 

 

Here’s a link to more in depth information from NASA:

 NASA Plant Research Offers a Breath of Fresh Air

 

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