Indoor Plants

Air cleaning plants and horticultural solutions

Research conducted at NASA has shown that certain plants are efficient at removing particular VOCs from indoor air. Safe Air Quality can provide you with a bespoke indoor planting solution from our own selected range of fourteen different air cleaning plants, specific to your identified air quality issues.

The right plants in the right soil

Our surveyors and scientists can prepare the right combination of these plants to address your requirements. Our prices are highly competitive, and by incorporating our Safe Air Quality soil system you will benefit from the right action of the soil, also identified to be fundamental in the process of air purification.

Contact us at any time for a quote on supply and installation of these wonderful air cleaning plants.

Kentia Palm (Howea fosterania)

The Kentia palm is one of the most popular and graceful palms. It is tolerant of the indoor environment, releases copious amounts of moisture into the air, removes chemical toxins, and is also beautiful to look at. The Kentia is consistently rated among the best houseplants for removing all indoor air toxins tested. This plant can be kept best in semi-shade.

Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera delicosa)

Fast growing houseplant with good all round air cleaning properties and particularly effective in humidifying air conditioned interiors. They are easy to grow and with proper care, leaves of up to 45cm (18″) across can be achieved!

Site: Bright indirect light to bright shade.

Only recently has this plant been seen in the UK (Its name is heard even less!). Zamioculcas is beginning to find itself brought into offices by interior landscapers, probably due to its affinity with modern design. Each of the branches coming from the compost is actually a leaf and the ‘ leaves’ are leaflets coming of them. An easy and very impressive plant for a semi shady room.

These handsome plants are very tolerant of shady conditions and can make a stunning architectural statement in a darkish situation. In a NASA study they were shown to be particularly effective in removing formaldehyde molecules as well as other toxins

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)​

An outstanding foliage plant that also produces beautiful white spathes, the peace lily should always be included when seeking a variety of indoor plants. This plant has a high transpiration rate and enjoys the large water reservoir that hydroculture offers. It possesses all the qualities to make it one of the best indoor plants to give you fresh air. The Peace Lily excels in the removal of alcohols, acetone, trichloroethylene, benzene and formaldehyde. Its ability to remove air pollutants and its excellent performance in all categories make it a most valuable houseplant. This plant can be kept best in mid-light to shade.

The dark-green leaves of dracaena “Janet Craig” make it a most attractive plant. It is one of the best plants for removing trichloreoethylene. These plants can tolerate neglect and dimly lit environments. This plant can be kept best in semi-shade and will tolerate dimly lit areas, but growth will be slow.

Boston Fern (Nephrolepsis exaltata)​

Ferns are probably one of the oldest groups of plants. The Boston Fern’s stiff fronds arch out, drooping downward as they age. It is grown strictly for its foliage for it does not produce flowers. It is best displayed in a hanging basked or sitting upon a pedestal. As an indoor plant, the Boston Fern requires a certain amount of attention. It must have frequent misting and watering or the leaves will quickly turn brown and begin to drop. Of the plants tested, it is the best for removing air pollutants, especially formaldehyde, and for adding humidity to the indoor environment. This plant can be kept best in semi-sun to shade.

This is a new ornamental fig that is rapidly gaining in popularity. Its slender dark green leaves make it an extremely attractive plant. It is much less finicky than the Ficus Benjamina, and is appealing both to the interior plantscape industry and to the home market. Like all species of ficus, expect some leaf drop until the plant adjusts to its new location. A magnificent large plant, its ability to help purify the air, ease of growth and resistance to insects make it an excellent choice for the home or office. This plant can be kept best in full sun and semi-sun.

Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)​

Bred for toughness, it will survive in less light than most plant of its size. It will tolerate dim light and cool temperatures. This plant is easy to grow and is especially effective at removing formaldehyde. It receives high marks in all categories and is an excellent overall houseplant. Of the ficus plants tested to date, the rubber plant is the best for removing chemical toxins from the indoor environment. This plant can be kept best in semi-sun to semi-shade.

Vertical wall planting

Using the very latest technologies and green materials we can provide you with wall mounted planting systems.

Many of our clients say: ‘we love plants around the office but there’s just not enough room, not enough floor space’.

Have a look at some amazing pictures of living walls in offices and homes from Neo Garden in Paris, France. This shows you just what a really well designed vertical garden can look like.

These examples of vertical planting are quite superior and, as with all of our remediative plant installations, you will need to be prepared to put in some work to maintain the systems.

It is possible to build your own vertical planters and there are many sites like where you can investigate different DIY techniques.

Alternatively, get us to do it for you – for a free quote please contact us

We supply a variety of air cleaning plants

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