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Houseplants and their Benefits

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Houseplants are a wonderful addition to your home. Not only are they pleasing aesthetically, they clean the air by removing toxins, improve moods and lower risk of illness.

Here are some of the best plants for cleaning the air of pollutants:

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum): This plant has lush, dark green oval leaves, and blooms of white flowers that resemble calla lilies. It is a very low maintenance and hardy plant that perks up quickly even if a watering has been missed. It is adaptable in low light and bright light, but might not bloom as well in lower light.

Rubber plant (Ficus elastica): This plant has thick, leathery, and glossy dark green leaves.Very foolproof indoor plant. Under the right conditions, and fairly dry soil, it can reach ceiling height. Like other Ficus, it thrives even in bright light.
Kimberly Queen fern: This fern has gracefully arching serrated green fronds. This is an easy and popular fern. It thrives in bright indirect light and high humidity. Misting this plant once a week is very helpful Major pollutants removed are formaldehyde and xylene. Boston fern, like other air scrubbers, break down the pollutants in the root’s system (like they would with nutrients) and turn them into a useable form.

Pothos (Epipremnum): This plant comes in a few forms, either solid green heart-shaped leaves, green with yellow specks, or mostly chartreuse. Pothos can thrive in low-bright light.

Sansevieria (Sansvieria trifasciata): These plants are known for their stiff, upright blades that come in a variety of shades of green or variegation. The Sansevieria thrives on neglect, therefore a really easy plant to take care of. It prefers moderate to bright exposure and it likes to dry out between watering.

Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum): The spider plant has clumps of long, curving leaves send out stems and at their tips grow miniature “baby” plants that can be repotted to make more. They do best as a hanging plant so the “babies” are able to hang freely and do not get damaged. They prefer bright, indirect light, and rotate the pot every week or so to encourage even growth

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