Plants which offer the best air purification include those broader leafy plants like philodendron, spider plants, schefflera, and snake plants. Not only are these healthy air plants but they're also low-maintenance plants with few pollens.
Take advantage of these growing properties and place the plants in a well lit area and water them regularly. They'll thank you for it by cleaning your air and regenerating themselves.
Another idea is to have a plant party. Invite several of your floral friends to coffee and cake. Have each bring a few "babies" from their plants. Spider plant babies can be wrapped in a paper towel and transported in sandwich bags to the party. Philodendrons tendrils can be cut and wrapped similarly for transplanting. Other plants like aloe plants send separate baby plants that can easily be transplanted. Think of it like a cookie exchange. Each person brings many small plants of one variety and leaves with small plants of many varieties.
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This is an excellent idea, but you should warn readers that some house plants are toxic/deadly to children and pets. Some are dieffenbachia (dumbcane) and philodendron (yes, it is!). For more information and a list of plants, a good website is
I know this is a problem because my cat became ill from just drinking the water in which I was growing my philodendron plant.
thank you for the suggestion
I will try this
my track record with plants has not been the best..
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