When it comes to putting plants in my home, which I never do because let’s face it, my son would probably eat them and I don’t think my wife needs yet another thing to remind me to do every day, but if I did put plants in my house, I’d probably just put whatever looks coolest.
However putting greenery in your home can have some positive effects, as you might remember from way back when you were a kid and you asked your teacher what the hell plants are good for anyway, they probably mentioned something about their amazing air filtration abilities.
Well it turns out that some houseplants are way better at it than others, and NASA studied the ones that do it best.
NASA’s public study can be read here, but if you’re looking for a more visually appealing approach, check out Love The Garden’s infographic below.
They’re ranked in ascending order, so if you want the plant with the most air-filtering properties, reach for a peace lily or Florist’s Chrysanthemum. Which is the first time I’ve ever heard of either of them.