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3 Air Purifying Plants


Every home, office, or public space is going to have toxins in the air. The problem is figuring out how to remove these toxins in a cost-effective way. If you’re looking to create a healthier space the best way to naturally remove harmful pollutants is through the use of air purifying plants. NASA conducted a Clean Air study and found that these three plants are proven to be indoor air cleaners, making the place you live and work healthier.

English Ivy
The English Ivy’s thick foliage is excellent at removing formaldehyde from the air. WebMD describes this plant as a “fix for allergies” because it is proven to remove 60% of airborne mold from a room in just six hours. The English Ivy is also becoming very popular among pet-lovers because it reduces airborne fecal matter particles.

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English Ivy Air Purifier or Myth?

English Ivy

English Ivy

Ask The Expert: My husband bought me an English Ivy from the florist and said it is suppose to filter the air and rid your home of anything causing allergies. I don’t believe this, but wanted to ask. He said you are suppose to be able to get rid of your air purifier.
Please advise.
Lily Hampton

Plant Expert Reply:NASA scientists conducted a clean air study to find a solution to indoor pollution problems. English Ivy was one of the plants studied and it was found to help eliminate indoor pollutants.

English Ivy removes Formaldehyde, Benzene, and Carbon Monoxide which helps to purify the indoor air. So, in a sense it may help with allergies. However, it will not remove certain allergens like pollen, pet dander or dust.

Top 5 Reasons To Get Down With English Ivy

Enjoy English Ivy Plants

Enjoy English Ivy Plants

Oh yeah. There’s a lot to love about English Ivy (Hedera helix). From stem to stern (pardon the pun) there are many reasons to choose English Ivy as your next houseplant. When considering giving a gift to someone that you love, ask your local flower shop to send this awesome plant.

Want to know what makes English Ivy an awesome houseplant? Here are your top 5 reasons to get down with Hedera helix.

  1. English Ivy is highly available. ~ Your grandmother has it. Your mother has it. Your aunt’s cousin’s brother received it as a gift. Chances are great that you’ll be able to buy English Ivy houseplants from your local florist.
  2. English Ivy (Hedera helix) is easy to remember. ~ Sci-fi lovers will enjoy how Hedera helix sounds like a character name from Star Wars or The Matrix trilogy. Do I sense a funny card message with this gift?
  3. English Ivy plant care is simple. ~ Part of the reason English Ivy is popular is because it’s easy to care for. Even the most forgetful of us can remember how to care for this plant. Plus, English Ivy plant care information is available 24/7 from Flower Shop Network! Ta-da!
  4. Diversity reigns with English Ivy. ~ It’s true. Like a meeting of the United Nations, English Ivy can represent every part of its world. This plant can be trained as a climber against a supporting pole, seen trailing across yards and gardens, left to bring green beauty as an indoor houseplant, or climbing walls. Not many other houseplants are able to serve in so many locations.
  5. Because I said so. ~ Just kidding! English Ivy comes with my recommendation but it stands on its own as one of the most popular, diverse and beautiful houseplants around. It’s the perfect gift idea for plant lovers!

When shopping for unique gifts that keep giving throughout the year, consider English Ivy plants from your local flower shop. They are well worth the phone call!

Removing English Ivy From Exterior Of House

Ask the Expert: removing English Ivy from inside walls?
My 5-year old English Ivy plant died (I drowned it!), and I removed it’s vines from my walls. It had grown up, and along 2 interior walls, around some windows, and across some shutters. As I was removing the vines, some of the “feet” (mini-roots) stayed behind. How do I get these off the painted walls and the painted wooden shutters without ruining the paint? Jean

Wilted English Ivy

Ask the Expert: my dying English Ivy

I have an English ivy that I purchased in a small container and a few days later replanted. It immediately began losing leaves, after they turned brown of course, and now I have a few sticks and a few leaves.
It is in filtered sun light.
Should I pray for it and see what happens?  Audrey