House plants that help clean the air in a home.

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  1. Jan 19, 2018 #1

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    They do!!!! Leafy plants and trees take IN carbon dioxide and GIVE OFF oxygen. That is why they are so important to the Earth!!!
     
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    as long as kitty isn't around. Some of these plants are dangerous to cats, probably dogs too
     
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    My daughter has lots of plants and bought specific plants for her bedroom for this purpose. She has a large, beautiful aloe and several others. Does it work? How would you tell?
     
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    I don’t see it! Plants emit oxygen from the water they absorb from their roots. They do absorb CO2, not the hundreds of airborne chemicals in a modern home.

    https://www.howplantswork.com/2009/02/16/plants-dont-convert-co2-into-o2/

    The plants on the above list are “hard to kill”, meaning they use very little water so produce very little oxygen.

    I don’t see the benefit. My advice… just open a window or buy a HEPA filter for your home. ;)
     
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    Since we added Humidifiers and air purifiers(hepa) to our house ....per advice from my Doctor friend,
    wife and I have greatly lowered our frequency of sickness's
    and totally eliminated any respiratory infections and breathing problems.

    Worth every penny...and we sleep better too.



    Jim
     
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    Back "in the day" these closed environments (sorry the name alludes me) with animals and plants were all the rage. The idea was that each provided to the support of the other. While I'm sure that even one plant will help I expect that you would have to turn your home into a jungle to make a significant impact.
     
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    A friend made a swamp cooler and it works great at keeping the air moving, adding humidity and cutting down their use of AC. Their house plants love it. They are probably the most prepared people I know.
     
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    When I was in high school I did a science experiment with the closed environment as the subject. I used a gallon jar, a turtle that was on its last legs (I thought), leafy plants, a liitle soil, moss and a jar lid of water. I set it length wise on a counter in the classroom, wrote a hypothesis and kept a data chart. It was closed up for a month and then it was time to share my experiment with my peers and opened the jar. OMGoodness!!! That turtle ran out and tried to bite my finger!!! He wasnt on his last legs anymore!!! The plants were lush and had grown. I got an A+ on my project.
     
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    Well if they don't work to clean at least they are nice to look at. Last week I just divided and potted about 8 Peace Lily's. Changed a couple Aloe Veras and others.
     

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