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5.      English Ivy (Hedera helix):

It is one of the easiest to grow plants which can drastically improve the air quality of your room. It is known to absorb toxins in the air and reduce airborne molds, thus proving beneficial for those with respiratory allergies.
Care & Maintenance:
English Ivy is an evergreen climbing vine which has a tendency to spread as long as it has some support. It requires medium to bright light and can’t tolerate standing water.



6.     Lucky Bamboo:

The bamboo plant has special importance in Feng Shui. It is believed to enhance harmony, prosperity and bring luck.  It removes formaldehyde. It is also said to act as a natural humidifier. They can be tamed to form beautiful topiaries too.
Care & Maintenance:
Bamboos are very resilient and require bright indirect light. They can survive in water as well as soil. Although, the parts of bamboo that start to yellow or decay should immediately be separated and removed.

 

7.      Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum):

The shape and structure of Peace lilies not only look beautiful but also induces a sense of calm. They are known to remove mold spores and formaldehyde from the surrounding air.
Care & Maintenance:
Peace lilies grow well in bright filtered (indirect) light but can do well in low light conditions also. Use peat based soil that is high in organic content and easily drained. Do keep the plant watered but let it dry between waterings. The plant is hardy and easy to maintain.




8.      Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens):

It is mostly meant for indoor spaces which have large empty corners as it has a larger form than most indoor plants.  It not only covers the negative corner areas but also purifies the air.
Care & Maintenance:  Areca Palm being a tropical plant needs humid conditions and semi-shaded areas.  Although it is  a relatively easy to maintain the plant it requires to be watered frequently .These can be used to screen off areas as these can grow up to 6 – 7 feet .