That’s why I’ve rounded up the safe plants for your nursery. These plants will not only enhance the space, but also bring surprising benefits to your baby’s development and well-being.
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers found that the purple waffle plant was the most effective plant for absorbing VOCs from the air.
English ivy demonstrated an ability to absorb VOCs in the University of Georgia study. It also absorbed benzene, a VOC produced by tobacco smoke, in a 1989 study conducted by NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America.
The variegated wax plant also proved to be good at absorbing VOCs in the University of Georgia study.
Asparagus fern was another of the most successful VOC-absorbing house plants in the University of Georgia study.
Spider plants absorbed 96 percent of the carbon monoxide in a controlled environment within a 24-hour period in the NASA study, making them one of the most effective air purifiers in that research.
The NASA study also reported that golden pothos successfully absorbed 75 percent of carbon monoxide VOCs over 24 hours.