Plants Love You™ by Removing Indoor Air Pollutants

How a Green Dragon Tree can really improve your workspace.


Many of us are indoors most of the time with jobs at a desk, store or factory then home with our families and friends. We fondly recall our grandparents and many of our older relatives who had jobs and lifestyles with more time spend outdoors. Spending so much time indoors means that the quality of the air in both our work and living spaces becomes critically important to our health. Studies have found that indoor spaces can frequently have air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOC) in higher concentrations than we find outdoors. Indoor plants can help us filter the air.


We all learn in elementary school that plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the air. Now we learn that indoor plants can also filter and remove VOCs from the air. Keeping your home and office decorated with tropical plants can be as healthy as it is stylish. Different plants will filter air at different rates so having diversity in your indoor plant collection is both a healthy and an attractive choice.


Plants such as the Green Dragon Tree (Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig’), English Ivy (Hedera helix) and Purple Heart Plant (Tradescantia pallida (Rose) D.R. Hunt Purpurea) all are easy to grow as houseplants and all have been shown to remove air pollutants.


We can’t always spend as much time outdoors as we would like. Now we know that moving the outdoors inside can improve how we feel!


Plants Love You™ by removing indoor air pollutants.

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Liu et al., 2007 (George Morris page 18)


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