Top 10 Feng Shui Air-Purifying Plants

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    Grow Fresh Air with Beautiful Plants!

    areca palm

    Best feng shui advice to keep in mind is to always be aware of the quality of the indoor air and do your best to improve it. Research shows that indoor pollution is much worse than the outdoor one.

    Is there a feng shui solution? Yes, there is! The best feng shui solution is to decorate your home or office with indoor plants! Below is a list of top 10 air-purifying plants, as defined by NASA research in the early 1980s.

    Bring them to your home, bring them to your office, and let them do what they...MORE do best - clear the air and fill it with oxygen!

    Let's start with the beautiful Areca Palm.

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    Areca Palm

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    Scientific Name:
    Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens
    Removes:
    * All tested indoor air toxins.
    Benefits:
    * Very popular and easy to care for plant.
    * Leaves have a gracious flow that will soften the energy of any home or office space. 

    Next Air Purifying Plant is the Lady Palm.

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    Lady Palm

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    Scientific Name:
    Rhapis Excelsa
    Removes:
    * Most indoor pollutants.
    Benefits:
    * One of the best plants to improve the indoor air quality.
    * Very popular and easy to care for. 

    Next Air Purifying Plant is the Bamboo Palm.

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    Bamboo Palm

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     Scientific Name:
    Chamaedorea Seifrizii
    Removes:
    * Benzene.
    * Trichloroethylene.
    * Formaldehyde.
    Benefits:
    * Adds a peaceful, tropical feeling to any environment.
    * Most resistant to insect infestation.

    Next Air Purifying Plant is the Rubber Plant.

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    Rubber Plant

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    Scientific Name:
    Ficus Robusta
    Removes:
    * Most pollutants, especially formaldehyde.
    Benefits:
    * Will survive in dim light and tolerate cool temperatures.
    * Excellent ability to remove toxins from any indoor environment. 

    Next Air Purifying Plant is the Dracaena Janet Craig.

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    Dracaena Janet Craig

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    Scientific Name:
    Dracaena Deremensis Janet Craig
    Removes:
    * Most pollutants, especially trichloroethylene.
    Benefits:
    * Attractive plant, easy to grow in very little light.
    * Best in Dracaenas family for removing home or office chemical toxins. 

    Next Air Purifying Plant is the English Ivy.

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    English Ivy

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    Scientific Name:
    Hedera Helix
    Removes:
    * Most pollutants, especially formaldehyde.
    Benefits:
    * Another hardy, very popular plant, often used in public spaces.
    * Easy to grow, very adaptable, except for high temperatures. 

    Next Air Purifying Plant is the Dwarf Date Palm​.

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    Dwarf Date Palm

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    Scientific Name:
    Phoenix Roebelenii
    Removes:
    * Most pollutants, especially xylene.
    Benefits:
    * A slow grower that can reach a height of about 5 to 6 feet.
    * Can tolerate low levels of light. 

    Next Air Purifying Plant is the Ficus Alii.

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    Ficus Alii

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    Scientific Name:
    Ficus Macleilandii "Alii"
    Removes:
    * Most pollutants, especially formaldehyde.
    Benefits:
    * Easier to care for than the Ficus Benjamina, can loose some leaves while adjusting to a new space.
    * There are 3 types of Ficus Alii: the standard tree, the bush and the braids (several entwined trunks.) 

    Next Air Purifying Plant is the Boston Fern.

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    Boston Fern

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     Scientific Name:
    Nephrolepis Exaltata "Bostoniensis"
    Removes:
    * Most pollutants, especially formaldehyde.
    Benefits:
    * Beautiful and lush, a favorite for any home or office.
    * It does require attention in order to thrive.

    Next Air Purifying Plant is the Peace Lily.

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    Peace Lily

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    Scientific Name:
    Spathiphyllum sp.
    Removes:
    * Alcohols and acetone.
    * Trichloroethylene.
    * Benzene and Formaldehyde.
    Benefits:
    * Beautiful plant with gentle white flowers, easy to care for.
    * Strong and peaceful energy. 

    There you have it, the top 10 feng shui plants to improve the energy (and purify the air) in any space, be it home or office. Be sure you have at least a couple of these beautiful plants in your space, and take good care of them. In turn, they will take very good care of your air!

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