The results obtained in our study on the areca bamboo palm
corroborate earlier results obtained for orchids, lettuce and okra.
The number following each plant species indicates micrograms of formaldehyde removed from the air per hour: Dwarf date palm (Phoenix roebelenii) 1385; Bamboo palm
(Chamaedorea seifriziil) 1350; Janet Craig (Dracaena deremensis) 1328; Peace lily (Spathiphyllum "Clevelandii") 937.
For less light, start with the bamboo palm
Further tests found that ivy cleared tobacco smoke, bamboo palm
eliminated carpet odours, and the snake plant zapped household cleaner smells.
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.
The spa area features king and bamboo palms
and towering tiger grass, which looks like bamboo.
Plants found to be the most effective pollution fighters include bamboo palms
, spider plants, mass canes, dracaena marginatas, gerbera daisies and English ivy.
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.