Itty Bitty Bonzai is a collection of tiny tips and tricks for living a life more mindful. Small actions, collectively and compounded, become a powerful force of change.
#10 Other than their intrinsic aesthetic value, there’s a really good reason to keep live plants around your home and office. According to NASA funded research, green plants will remove pollutants from stale, indoor air. I know I feel a sense of serenity when I’m sharing my space with some flora – could it be that I’m literally breathing a little easier?
Various plants may be better at binding various gasses, but it’s believed that any foliage is preferable to none at all. For example, the flowers Chrysanthemums and Gerber Daisies are best for binding benzine. Spider Planta, Philodendrons, and Pothos, are especially apt at absorbing formaldehyde. Ficus, Ivy, and Aloe Vera are also excellent air filters.
So get yourself some green stuff. NASA says so!