The results obtained in our study on the areca bamboo palm
corroborate earlier results obtained for orchids, lettuce and okra.
If you have sun, plant Mediterranean fan palm (Chamaerops humilis); if you have shade, plant bamboo palm
(Chamaedorea Seifrizii); if you have partial sun/partial shade, plant pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelinii).
Among the plants that do best in containers are small palms such as Mediterranean fan palm (Chamaerops humilis) for sun, dwarf pygmy date (Phoenix roebelinii) for partial sun, and lady palm (Rhapis excelsa) or bamboo palm
(Chamaedorea Seifrizii) for shade.
So is the bamboo palm
(Chamaedorea Seifrizii) and, if you can afford it, the lady palm (Rhapis excelsa).
You can also use the fishtail palm ($90, 5 feet) and the bamboo palm
($60, 5 feet).
Air-purifying plants such as moth orchids, bamboo palms
, mums, and dracaenas filter out carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene, while also releasing oxygen and raising the humidity level.
Houseplants that are nontoxic to cats include African violet, peperomia, cacti, parlor and bamboo palms
(Chamaedorea), and Boston fern.
Plants found to be the most effective pollution fighters include bamboo palms
, spider plants, mass canes, dracaena marginatas, gerbera daisies and English ivy.
Pet owners should also consider odor neutralizing plants such as bamboo palms
, Brazilian orchids, cape marigolds, and duffii ferns that can both filter the air and serve as home remedies for dogs and cats.
95), additionally lists the areca and bamboo palms
, English ivy and rubber plant as top pollutant controllers.
, ficus trees, lipstick plants, pothos, and Swiss cheese philodendron, to be precise.
(Chamaedorea species) are the most feathery palms for indoor use.
Dracaenas and bamboo palms
, for example, are excellent floor plants for shaded summer patios but can be killed during a severe frost.