Indoor air is often more polluted than the air outside, especially when the weather cools and we leave the windows closed. But before you buy a pricey air purifier, consider adding a few houseplants instead. I was reminded by this recent New York Times article that certain houseplants have been found, by NASA no less, to have air purifying superpowers. Here are 9 air cleaning plants to consider adopting.
Called Mother-in-Law's Tongue for its sharply pointed leaves (for the record I adore my husband's mom!), Sansevieria Laurentii is especially good at clearing formaldehyde out of indoor air. Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen and is often found in glue used in carpet backing and wood furniture, among other places.