Celebrate Clean Air Month with Powerful Plants from Costa Farms

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Improve air quality by adding a houseplant to every room in the office or home.

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Celebrate clean air month with houseplants from the O2 For You Collection from Costa Farms

Many of us underestimate how much pollution we encounter indoors, only thinking of it when we smell things like new paint, nail polish remover, or cleaning products

Clean air is essential to healthy living. It improves physical health by reducing the risk of certain types of cancer or bronchitis, and plays an important role in improving the environment. May is an opportunity to recognize the importance of improved air quality during Clean Air Month. Celebrate by adding air-purifying plants from the O2 for You Collection from Costa Farms.

Indoor and outdoor air pollutants can drastically affect everyone’s quality of life. Homes and offices today are designed to be more airtight and often lack proper ventilation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found indoor air can be filled with more pollutants than outdoor air, sometimes causing sick building syndrome.

“Many of us underestimate how much pollution we encounter indoors, only thinking of it when we smell things like new paint, nail polish remover, or cleaning products,” says Justin Hancock, garden expert from Costa Farms. “Being mindful of what we’re breathing in and taking small steps to improve air quality can go a long way.”

Improving air quality can be easy. It’s actually as simple as adding indoor houseplants that filter out harmful pollutants, cleaning the air you breathe. Adding two to four houseplants for every 100 square feet can remove up to 87 percent of air toxins in just 24 hours.

“Our goal in creating the O2 for You collection was to make it easy for everyone to purify the air around them,” Hancock says. “This May we encourage everyone to select a plant from our collection to celebrate Clean Air Month.”

The plants in the O2 for You collection have been scientifically proven as the best plants for cleaning the air. Indoor houseplants detox the air and also reduce stress, improve morale and boost productivity at work or at home.

Hancock suggests adding an O2 for You plant to any room to improve the air. Peace lily is one of the most efficient houseplants at filtering indoor pollutants from the air. Low-maintenance gardeners will love snake plants, clean the air and easily adapt to a wide variety of growing conditions including low light. Easy-to-grow Chinese evergreens are sturdy and a great choice for beginners. Those looking for a more stylish plant can add a palm in a decorative container for a bold, tropical feel.

Learn more about more the O2 for You collection, caring for houseplants and improving indoor air quality at CostaFarms.com.

Costa Farms is the largest producer of ornamental plants in the world. Founded in 1961 by Jose Costa, Costa Farms is a third-generation, family-owned business that globally stretches over 4,000 acres and employs nearly 5,000 people. Along with thriving indoor and bedding plant divisions, Costa Farms operates merchandising and young-plant production divisions as part of its infrastructure, with operations domestically in South and Central Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, and abroad in the Dominican Republic and Far East.

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