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Northwest Quiz: Name That Houseplant

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They’re often an afterthought in our lives, and yet houseplants contribute cheer, charm and cleaner air to our homes and offices. In fact, NASA recommends using 15 to 18 good-sized houseplants in 6- to 8-inch containers, for an 1,800-square-foot home, to remove inorganic compounds from the air such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene. Especially when temperatures drop, the snow flies, and the air indoors is dry and dreary, a lush green plant can add just the cheer you need. See if you can match the plant name with its photo below:

A. Peace Lily, B. Cactus, C. Croton, D. Ficus (fig tree), E. Boston Fern, F. Chrysanthemum, G. Amaryllis, H. Violet, I. English Ivy, J. Spider Plant, K. Pothos, L. Philodendron, M. Orchid, N. Chinese Evergreen.

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Quiz Answers:

1. D, Ficus
2. F, Chrysanthemum
3. A, Peace Lily
4. G, Amaryllis
5. N, Chinese Evergreen
6. M, Orchid
7. J, Spider Plant
8. L, Philodendron
9. K, Pothos
10. H, Violet
11. C, Croton
12. I, English Ivy
13. B, Cactus
14. E, Boston Fern

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