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Top 5 best plants to improve indoor air quality

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 by Polycorp

Polycorp is a niche developer and builder of energy-efficient Halifax, Nova Scotia homes for sale. With ICF (insulating concrete form), your home was built to keep heat out during the summer months and heat in during the winter. Even the best built homes can benefit from a little injection of natural elements to help improve indoor air quality, ensuring that allergens and pollutants are kept to a minimum. We’ve listed five plants that can help cleanse the air and improve indoor air quality in your home. They are also all non-toxic to pets.


  1. Native to Eastern Africa, Barberton Daisies are becoming a very popular indoor plant that should be planted in containers with well-drained soil. Its red, yellow, pink or orange flowers will bring instant colour to any room of your house. This type of plant thrives in all weather conditions, making this an ideal plant for our winters.
  2. The Gerbera Daisy is an eye-catching plant that will add pops of colour and floral accents to a sunny windowsill. This plant purifies the air and removes chemical toxins that can be found in everyday items such as inks or dry cleaning.
  3. If you’re looking to add dramatic, tropical beauty to your home then look no further than the Lady Palm (Broadleaf Lady Palm). This native Asian plant will thrive in any dark corner of your new home. They cleanse the air of a variety of toxins, including ammonia.
  4. Boston Ferns are common houseplants that will look absolutely gorgeous hanging from a flower basket in your kitchen. This beautiful plant offers plenty of health benefits too. Boston Ferns are perfect for those who suffer from dry skin. They serve as humidifiers that can help to bring back moisture in the air.
  5. The spider plant is a uniquely non-toxic plant that produces pale green to emerald coloured leaves. This is a top choice for a home because it purifies air and is also easy to grow. Place this plant on top of the refrigerator, dresser, countertop, cabinet or hang from a basket.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the last remaining Polycorp home for sale in the quiet picturesque community of Ravenscraig, give Sandy Rutledge a call at 902-497-5550 for a private showing of 15 Dronachy Lane.

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