My new place is old and musty in a downtown urban area. I am worried about the indoor air quality. I own and am using a cheap air purifier to help the cleaning effort. Thinking long-term, I believe a few good plant would go a long way towards mitigating my unsubstantiated paranoia of living in an old building.
I've found a list of "air scrubbing" plants. The list includes:
Dwarf date palm
Janet Craig dracaena
Australian sword fern
I don't know the first thing about taking care of plants so I need your help. Here are some criteria that I believe might be important:
- Plant must be totally safe for cats.
Plant should be able to survive almost entirely indoors.
I can get a good amount of eastern sun, moderate west. North and south sun are basically out of the question.
I have whatever is opposite to a green thumb, but I'm willing to learn to care for a plant if it helps. Low-maintenance takes priority.