One of the most common and widespread houseplants is undoubtedly the phalanx . Its scientific name is Chlorophytum comosum , and it’s also known as the ribbon and spider plant.
The phalanx is one of the hardiest and easiest to care for houseplants. But as well as being aesthetically pleasing, it’s also one of the most effective plants for purifying the air in the home.
In the 1980s, NASA conducted a study to demonstrate the ability of plants to purify the air under the most extreme conditions. The phalanx was one of the 10 most suitable plants for this purpose.
The phalanx is excellent for eliminating harmful substances from the air, such as xylene, contained in the wood of furniture, and carbon monoxide, released by boilers, certain types of stoves and radiators.
The phalanx needs indirect light and should be watered once a week in winter and twice or three times a week in summer.