POLLUTION SOLUTION // AIR PURIFYING PLANTS
Clivia (Gentleman orchid)
君子兰: Jūnzǐlán :
Very effective in absorbing large amounts of air and releasing oxygen, even at night.
橡皮树: Xiàngpí shù :
Good for eliminating many harmful substances including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride and other harmful gases as well as reducing indoor dust.
文竹Wén zhú :
Asparagus’s aroma has antibacterial ingredients, so can clear the air of bacteria and viruses. The roots are sometimes used as medicine.
Silver Queen (Chinese Evergreen):
银皇后： Yín huánghòu:
Very suitable for dark rooms with poor ventilation as it can clean air with high concentrations of pollutants.
Adiantum (Type of Fern)
铁线蕨：Tiě xiàn jué :
Good at absorbing formaldehyde (20 micrograms per hour). In addition, it can also inhibit the release of of xylene and toluene from computer monitors and printers.
Effective in absorbing high amounts of carbon monoxide and formaldehyde under low lighting. Can also decompose benzene and nicotine from cigarette smoke. Known as the green indoor air purifier.
芦荟: Lúhuì: :
Can absorb formaldehyde, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and other harmful substances. Can kill harmful microorganisms in the air and can absorb dust. Spots will appear on Aloe leaves when the air is hazardous, so more plants should be added.
龟背竹: Guī bèi zhú:
Evergreen vines. Clears formaldehyde better than other plants, as well as is good at absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen during the night.