Settling in for the long winter nap? Trying to battle cabin fever? Houseplants, yes houseplants may help.
According to Love the Garden and NASA, a US government agency joined forces with the Associated Contractors of America (ALCA), to determine the most effective indoor plants for removing toxic agents from the air.
The study, led by Dr. B. C. Wolverton, found that some plants were effective at filtering out the likes of benzene, ammonia and formaldehyde from the air, helping to neutralise the effects of sick building syndrome.
The aptly named ‘Florist’s Mum’ proved most effective, alongside the Peace Lily, both shown to filter out amounts of benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene and ammonia.
While the research does date back over 25 years ago, the findings are have stood the test of time, and are regarded as the most comprehensive and accurate results to date.
Bonus: Did You Know Your House Plants Could Be Keeping You Cooler?