Which Large Indoor Plants San Diego Purify the Air?

Air purifying large indoor plants San DiegoWe spend around 90 percent of our time indoors. That’s quite a lot, you’ll agree. Plants are a fabulous way of enhancing the indoor experience and feel of your space, regardless of whether it’s your home, office or commercial space. Plants help reduce noise in offices, add appeal to the space and some of them even purify the air. NASA has explored this matter and publishes it in a study. A significant and surprising number of pollutants can be found in wood polishes, lacquers, glues, adhesives, carpets, drapes, etc. That means that practically any space can benefit from having some air purifying plants. However, commercial spaces like nail and beauty salons would particularly benefit from having some of the plants from our list. Here is our selection of the most practical and versatile large indoor plants San Diego that will make the air you breathe better.

Golden pothos

Golden pothos is a sturdy and resilient plant, which NASA found to be very effective at eliminating formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. Not only does this plant look beautiful with its lovely variegated oval leaves, but it’s also a fast growing vine that looks very charismatic as it stretches down from elevated pots and hanging baskets.

Boston fern

This feathery fern extracts formaldehyde, xylene and toluene from the air around us. It’s quite low maintenance and will easily grow a whopping 5ft in width. If you find that the air in your home or office is dry, this plant could be a wonderful verdant solution for that issue.

English ivy

This graceful vine is almost an across-the-board air purifier. NASA’s study has found it efficient at eliminating benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, toluene and trichloroethylene. It adapts almost effortlessly to most conditions and needs little in way of care. It is also said to be good at removing toxic matters from cigarette smoke.

Bamboo palm

Comfortable in low lighting, this palm will humidify the air and purify it from formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.

Dragon tree

This is a very common plant in offices and homes alike. It’s got an attractive appearance which can be enhanced if it’s grown into a braid (when two plants are potted together). Its purifying powers extend to xylene.

Peace lily

Peace lily is particularly appealing, with its unusual white flowers and dark green oval leaves. According to NASA’s study, it’s got A+ in air purification. The study showed that peace lily can pull out benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene and ammonia from the surrounding air.

Lady palm

Palms are definitely a smart choice for offices and commercial spaces. They are large and attractive and this one is no different. It’s also quite good when it comes to ensuring the air in your space is clean and fresh.

Spider plant

To reduce carbon monoxide levels in your commercial or residential space, you can go to this visually pleasant plant. It thrives in indirect sunlight and it can do so at an impressive rate.

Snake plant

This plant can have a striking effect when potted the right way and when it reaches its full height potential. In the hands of an experienced interiorscaper, it becomes a versatile option for designing space. It’s also called mother-in-law’s tongue, probably because of its sword-like leaves. Its purifying capacities are similarly broad to those found in English ivy.

Leave the care for your large indoor plants San Diego to local pros

San Diego Botanicals has been in this business for more than 40 years. The scope of our experience matches the scope of our knowledge and skill. Our services cover anything you might need in connection with indoor plants for residential and commercial spaces. Feel free to contact us today to get answers to all your questions about interioscaping your space to make it more beautiful, pleasant and comfortable. Our number is 619-579-3992 – we’d love to hear from you!