Re: depolluting plants
The usual lore is that Spathipyllum remove 7 (or is it 9?
Can't remember right now) harmful pollutants from the air in an office
environment and are apparently the best plant to grow for cleaning up the
air in your office. How that is measured I do not know, but I would
imagine that there should BE a study or studies about somewhere. It
would be interesting to see what other plants have been found to have the
same effects, both indoors and also outdoors in polluted areas. I
know there are a lot of plants that are suited to helping salinity issues
in farmlands, but these are generally salt tolerant plants that lower the
water table, thereby dropping the salinity in the surface soil that
"we" use. As you say though, it seems that aroids are the
ones usually mentioned for indoor cleansing of the air.
I'll also be interested to see what others have to say.
At 04:24 AM 6/12/2011, you wrote:
I want your opinion on depolluting
plants because the aroids family is often present (Anthurium,
Pothos, Philodendron and especially Spathyphillum). There are scientific
studies about aroids? If so, which?
Or that is only a means for commercial sale?
I 'm very interested.
Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9
Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once
or twice a year only.
Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world
including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias,
Galanthus, Irises, Liliums, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about
anything else that doesn't move!!
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