Created on 12 February 2014
We probably all learned in a science class that plants absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. We’ve also probably learned at some point that without the world’s jungles and forests our air would quickly become unbreathable.
When discussing air quality, people most often focus on the atmosphere in general. But of almost equal importance, is the quality of the air inside our workplaces where we spend a third or more of our time and are exposed to pollutants from cleaning supplies, paints and varnishes or even residual pesticides on fruits and vegetables.
February is National Care About Your Indoor Air Month, so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to talk about the air purification properties of indoor plantscapes. Relying on the wealth of horticultural knowledge here at Plantation Services and a study on the air purification qualities of indoor plants performed by NASA, we’ve come up with a list eight plants you can put in your office or give as gifts to clean air and spruce up the workplace.