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Most people spend more and more of their time indoors surrounded by synthetic materials and paints which saturate the air within the premises with harmful gases and chemicals. These living conditions cause different types of allergy and sometimes even asthma. In fact, air quality in closed areas can be ten times worse than in the open air.
Contemporary research show how healthy some vegetation can be for eliminating certain dangerous chemical elements in the air. It is proven that vegetation in homes and offices humidifies the air and makes it much better for living. In this article we will review the healthiest plants that directly influence air quality in closed areas i.e. houses and offices, where we spend a great part of our lives.

1. Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens) – the best palm to remove toxins in the air and to regulate air humidity, which is why it can be raised inside the bathroom. It is also interesting that it removes salt from the soil. It likes semi-shade areas.
2. Rhapis excelsа – it is very pest-durable, it is slowly-growing and effectively removes toxins in the air. It likes semi-shade.
3. Chamaedorea elegans – it is even more durable to pests than the areca palm. It is also more effective than the areka and the rapsis in removing chemicals in the air. It is appropriate for dry areas because it increases humidity. It likes semi-shade.

Chrysalidocarpus lutescens Rhapis excelsа Chamaedorea elegans

                       Chrysalidocarpus lutescens                                                          Rhapis excelsа                                                             Chamaedorea elegans

4. Ficus elastica – this type of ficus is known to need little quantity of light and endures lower temperatures that the fore mentioned. It is especially efficient for removing formaldehyde in the air. It reaches great height and also likes semi-shade places.

5. Dracaena deremensis "Janet Craig" – this plant is among the most efficient in removing trichloretine in the air. This is the chemical substance copiers and other kinds of office periphery give away. It likes semi-shadow.

6. Hedera helix – it grows well in hanging baskets. It is good in removing formaldehyde in the air. It grows well in shadow and semi-shadow areas.

Ficus elastica  Dracaena deremensis "Janet Craig"  Hedera helix

                                   Ficus elastica                                                      Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis "Janet Craig")                                                   Hedera helix

7. Phoenix roebelenii – it grows rather slowly. It thrives with less light and it can survive decades. Very effective for xylol removing, which glues, floorings, wall coverings and paints give away.

8. Ficus maclellandii ”Alii’ – it removes formaldehyde in the air it grows relatively quickly at semi-shadow.

9. Nephrolepis exaltata "Bostoniensis" – it is very efficient in removing chemicals and in increasing humidity in the air but needs some more attention than the already mentioned plants. It grows in complete shadow and needs high air humidity.
Phoenix roebelenii  Ficus maclellandii "Alii"  Nephrolepis exaltata "Bostoniensis"

                             Phoenix roebelenii)                                                                       Ficus maclellandii "Alii"                                                              Nephrolepis exaltata "Bostoniensis"

10. Spathiphyllum Sp. – it is among the flowers which easily flourishes at shadowy places. Very impressive, easy to grow and known for its removing of harmful chemicals in the air… what more can we demand from a plant?

If you have decided to raise one or more of these wonderful plants inside your home or at your workplace you only need to get in touch with us and we will deliver them for you and we will propose the most suitable containers to plant them, depending on your budget and the interior design of the premises.