Did you know?
- Tampa International Airport has more than 3,500 live plants on display.
- Thousands more are growing in our greenhouse on the northeast side of the Airfield.
- We grow more than 30 different varieties including vines, ornamentals, palms, tropical foliage, and seasonal plants.
- Every plant inside TPA is real.
- A full-time crew of 3 people grow, care for and maintain our plants.
Why live plants?
The average person today spends much of their time indoors. In the 1980, NASA conducted studies that found many species of plants can help eliminate 80 to 90% of toxins in the air.
Here at Tampa International Airport, we are implementing a clean air environment for our guests. By arranging plants throughout the Airport, we not only create more colorful and relaxing surroundings, but the plants are also helping reduce harmful toxins in the air.
We currently have more than 20 different species of plants growing throughout TPA’s property. Plants can help reduce stress, elevate moods and produce fresh oxygen inside. Depending on the species, each plant acts as an air purifier, targeting different types of toxins. These toxins are known as VOC’s, or Volatile Organic Compounds.
Our plants target the following VOC’s:
- Carbon Monoxide
10 of our most popular indoor plants grown and on display at TPA:
Areca Palm, (Dypsis lutescens)
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)
Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata)
Hawaiian Ti (Cordyline fruticose)
Arboricola (Schefflera arboricola)
Mass Cane (Dracaena fragrans)
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Bromeliad (Bromeliaceae genera)
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)