Looking to add some fresh air indoors this winter? Visit your local gardening centre to add one of these detoxification powerhouses to your home.
Lady Palm: Durable, and naturally resistant to insects, this plant can grow 14 feet if given room. Highly adaptable to most indoor environments, this plant is a good choice for a beginner.
Bamboo Palm: Scoring high in it’s ability to remove formaldehyde and benzene, two commonly found toxins in the home, bamboo palms are a perfect choice for a room that is bright and sunny.
Areca Palm: This plant can grow over 10 feet tall and emits water vapour, a bonus for dry homes.
Rubber Plant: If a room in your house gets a little cold, this may be the best plant for you. Tolerating temperatures as low as 5 degrees, rubber plants can also be placed in areas with low sunlight. Be sure to wear gloves when you are pruning, as the sap can irritate your skin.