Green plants are a wonderful addition to any home or work environment. Not only do they enhance the overall appearance of a space, but they have also been shown to boost moods, increase creativity, reduce stress and eliminate air pollutants.
Lighting, whether natural sunlight or artificial light, is the main criteria you need to consider before choosing your plants. Some plants require lots of natural light, while others can exist quite happily in low or artificial lighting.
Another thing you may wish to consider when choosing plants is their air purifying capabilities. In 1989, NASA produced a Clear Air Study in which they determined the best indoor plants for removing toxins and improving air quality.
The following is a list of some of these easy to care for air purifying plants, along with their lighting requirements.
English Ivy: Bright indirect light. (Note: NASA claims this is the number one indoor houseplant when it comes to air purifiers.)
Pothos or Golden Pothos: Moderate to low light.
Peace Lily: Low light
Philodendron: Bright, indirect sunlight
Boston Fern: Indirect sunlight near a window
Areca Palms: Bright, filtered sunlight to low light
Snake Plant: Any light level, from low to high
Spider Plant: Bright, indirect sunlight to low light