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I'm planning on buying some house plants to not just decorate the place, but to also improve the air quality of the inside environment... I've heard of recent studies that show some office buildings are now including plant life in design to efficiently control airborn toxicity. It sounds very interesting because there seems to be so many other benefits of using plants in the living space. Is there anyone that may have some suggestions on what plants are right to help improve the quality of air? Maybe also recommend a place where I can get the plants in the Metro area? I was thinking of Franks, but I heard through some folks that the place went out of business :(, maybe a Meijers Nursery will have to do :)

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I'm planning on buying some house plants to not just decorate the place, but to also improve the air quality of the inside environment... I heard of recent studies that show some office buildings are now including plant life in design to efficiently control airborn toxicity and it sounds very interesting because there seems to be so many benefits. Is there anyone that may have some suggestions on what plants are right to help improve the quality of air? Maybe also recommend a place where I can get the plants for a resonable price in the Metro area?

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Maybe Growco on Michigan b/wn Diamond and Fuller could help. Or I think there's a plant place on Fulton near Believe in Music. I am partial to succulents but I am ignorant as to their air cleaning capabilities.

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I'm planning on buying some house plants to not just decorate the place, but to also improve the air quality of the inside environment... I've heard of recent studies that show some office buildings are now including plant life in design to efficiently control airborn toxicity. It sounds very interesting because there seems to be so many other benefits of using plants in the living space. Is there anyone that may have some suggestions on what plants are right to help improve the quality of air? Maybe also recommend a place where I can get the plants in the Metro area? I was thinking of Franks, but I heard through some folks that the place went out of business :(, maybe a Meijers Nursery will have to do :)

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theres always the big boxes like the Home Depots and such, but Mottmans in Allendale is where my parents get all of their plants.

Although I have to admit, since I put in one of those spidery plant things on my desk, burrito night is just a little less toxic at night :rofl:

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I can't keep plants alive :(

a little water, and some fertilizer, figuring out how to keep a plant alive helped me concentrate while going to school :P

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Alls I know is what my Grandpa has taught me.. He grows thoes mini trees you see in rock gardens around Japan... Its a therapy thing.

Dad, Water plus Light equals healthy plant. :)

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Is Growco open? They always look like they haven't opened yet.

Houseplants - go fake. I kill them like nobodys business. Now vegetable gardening on the other hand i rock. Not sure why i can do one so well and kill everything else!

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The only plant that I know of for sure that significantly improves air quality is the mass cane/corn plant (below). Most plants that help the air will say so on their tags.

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If you buy a plant at Lowes and it does not last (read : you kill it) you can return it up to a year later with the reciept. My wife tapes the reciept inside the decorative outer container for just such an emergency. :shok:

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