Air Cleaning Plants & The Modern Office
Recent research into air cleaning plants
More recent studies into air cleaning plants have focused on how plants perform in the real world, far away from a laboratory.
A study by the University of Aveiro in Portugal  measured air pollution in a school classroom before and after the addition of 6 hanging plants. This resulted in a 30% reduction of particulate matter, as well as reducing VOCs. In summarizing, the study stated that:
* Office environments are far from ideal for every plant species. If you want a plant that will thrive in your workspace, check out our guide to choosing the ideal plant for your office. We’ve included practical info about choosing and caring for your plant, plus useful info about their air-cleaning qualities.
#1 Peace Lily [Spathiphyllum]
#2 Areca Palm [Dypsis lutescens]
#3 Golden Pothos, aka ‘Money Plant’, ‘Devil’s Ivy’ [Epipremnum aureum]
This one if famously low maintenance. You’ll also find it is low-light tolerant and very hardy. However, you may need to prune it from time to time to keep your desk from becoming a jungle.