The hardiest indoor purifying plant

One of the most common and widespread indoor plants is, without a doubt, the phalangium. Its scientific name is Chlorophytum comosum, and it is also known as ribbon and spider plant.

Phalangium is one of the hardiest and easiest houseplants to care for. But besides being aesthetically pleasing, it is also one of the most effective plants in purifying the air in your home.

In the 1980s, NASA conducted a study to demonstrate the plants’ ability to purify air under the most extreme conditions. Phalangium was found to be among the top 10 most suitable plants for this purpose.

Phalangium is excellent at removing harmful substances in the air, such as xylene, contained in the wood of furniture, and carbon monoxide, released by boilers, some types of stoves and heaters.

Phalangium needs indirect light, and should be watered once a week during winter and two or three times a week during summer.