Pothos or money plant is a natural air purifier
With pollution becoming a part and parcel of our everyday life, here is something that you can do to make your immediate environment pollution-free. You can grow Pothos, a fairly common plant with yellow marbled heart-shaped leaves.
Though its botanical name is Epipremnum aureum, it is commonly known as money plant, or devil’s ivy or Pothos ivy or Solomon Island’s ivy. It is easy to maintain as it requires medium indirect light, lengthy spells of direct sun can scorch its leaves. The plant adjusts well to lower humidity and cooler temperature. The plant has mainly four varieties — Pothos Gold, Pothos Marble Queen, Jade Pothos and Green Neon Pothos.
Pothos is efficient at removing indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene and xylene. Though the plant is listed as toxic to cats and dogs due to presence of insoluble calcium oxalates, according to a NASA research, the plant can remove several toxic chemicals from the air in building interiors.