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  Aroids as air purifiers
From: Jason Hernandez <jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com> on 2019.06.29 at 02:50:28(24170)
So I am currently reading _Forest Bathing_, by Dr. Qing Li. In the chapter on houseplants, he writes:

"As part of a study that looked at ways to clean the air in space stations, NASA came up with a list of the top ten air purifying plants:

Peace lily

Golden pothos

English ivy


Gerbera daisy

Mother in law's tongue

Bamboo palm


Red-edge dracaena

Spider plant"

Isn't it gratifying to see that the top two are both aroids? (Spathiphyllum spp. and Epipremnum aureum)

In the very next paragraph, Li continues:

"The US Lung Institute recommends putting Chinese evergreens and areca palm in the living room, gerbera daisies or snake plants in the bedroom, and money plant wherever you like."

Again there are the aroids! (Aglaonema)

Jason Hernandez



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