It is our goal to help everyone become more intimate with their space by providing the knowledge and guidance to utilize every square inch of it to its fullest potential. Even though we specialize in outdoor spaces, we want to be able to share our knowledge with those who opt for a smaller footprint.
For our friends residing in the concrete forests, we have pulled together our top three indoor plants that will help improve not only the aesthetic but also the air content and overall quality of your spaces.
The Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum):
We start the list off with the Spider Plant. This plant is one of our favorites because of its simplicity and super low maintenance requirements. This plant grows quickly and will fill its container in no time. As the plant matures it will produce new offshoots that drape and grow into mini spider plants. These tiny growths hanging from a thin stem is where the spider plant gets its name. You can choose to let these spiderlings hang for a cool effect or trim them and replant into a new container to transplant into other areas of the room. The simplicity of cultivating and growing your new spider plants is another reason we love these plants so much, they are practically free. The secret highlight to these plants is that they actively filter formaldehyde and xylene. Uses these plants to add a splash of color or texture to a room with a simple color scheme.
Snake Plant / Mother-In-Law’s Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata):
Our second pick is another super low maintenance plant. The snake plant is a very durable and tough plant that will live through most harsh conditions. Be sure to place this plant in indirect sunlight and occasionally water once the soil becomes dry. By doing this, you will allow this plant to thrive and do what it was made to do, filter dangerous and toxic chemicals.
While all of the plants on this list work to filter hazardous chemicals from the air, the snake plant does something a little extra that the others don’t. During the day, the snake plant will absorb and filter hazardous pollutants. However, at night this plant produces oxygen, making it an ideal choice for the bedroom and living areas.
With that, we do want to warn those with pets and small children that this plant is toxic if consumed. So please be careful with the location you chose when placing this plant. Although this is a negative on the plant, given all of the benefits this plant can provide to a living space, we feel the pros outweigh the cons. To sum this one up, poison in its veins, require planning who you put in a room with them, and requires an act of God to kill it… If only our real mother-in-law’s could passively filter benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene.
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica):
The third guy on our list is the rubber plant. This plant has large and dark green foliage that works the hardest of our plants at filtering VOC’s such as formaldehyde. Of the plants here, this one grows the tallest and under the right conditions, can reach to the ceiling adding that needed vertical element to soften a corner in the room. There isn’t much else to say about this plant other than it is an all-around winner for an indoor plant.
With these three plants at your disposal, hopefully we can begin to accentuate our living spaces with clean air and color.