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Top 5 Things to Look for in a Houseplant


#1 8 Houseplants That Are Easy To Keep Alive

If the best you can say about your ability to keep indoor plants is that they die quietly, then you’re going to love this article by Jaci Moore for Homemadebyjaci.com. She gives us the low down on the best plants to have if you’re less than stellar at taking care of them. From gorgeous Christmas cactus to the incredibly useful aloe plant, you’ll be able to keep these beauties alive, even if you may not be diligent about watering and checking their need for sunlight. Aloe is incredibly useful for burns and other skin irritations and with its easy care nature will be a plant that earns the small amount of attention you need to give it. For the entire list of easy to keep plants, read the full article here.

#2 15 Houseplants For Improving Indoor Air Quality

Mother Nature Network brings us this insightful article on the best plants to keep in your home if you want to improve your air quality. While all plants add oxygen to your home, not to mention, create color and add a touch of life to any room, some are better at taking out certain toxins that may be in your home. The red-edged dracaena, is not only beautiful with its red edged leaves, but it’s amazing at removing xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde. You’re probably thinking that it’s unlikely you have these items in your home, but they are often prevalent in many lacquers and varnishes. For more great information on plants that can clean the air in your home, see the full article here.

#3 10 Best Houseplants To De-Stress Your Home And Purify The Air

Science has proven that indoor houseplants can both bring nature inside to provide some much needed stress relief and can purify your indoor air. This article from Huffingtonpost.com gives us some great ideas for the best plants to help keep your home, happy and healthy. The friendly little spider plant is a big favorite as it takes very little care, looks amazing and is great at taking formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene from the air. This plant is so robust and useful that it actually made NASA’s list as one of the best air purifying plants. For more great info, read the full article here.

#4 24 Of The Easiest Houseplants You Can Grow

Looking for the perfect plant that’s going to withstand your neglect and abuse and still look stunning? Then you’ll love these death defying plant ideas from Denny Schrock in this article for Better Homes and Gardens. We love all the plants mentioned, but the snake plant is especially wonderful because if you can barely manage to remember to water it about once a week, that’s actually perfect. Whether you prefer the tall and elegant version or a bushier version, there’s a snake plant that will look amazing in your home or office, while providing plenty of oxygen and some much needed natural elements to make you feel comfortable. Read the full article here.

#5 6 Eye-Catching Indoor Succulents

In this article on Bayeradvanced.com, we get to check out some easy to care for and really beautiful plants that we can grow in our own home. The string of pears plant really caught our eye. With delicate pea looking beads that grow along thin sweet looking tendrils, this lovely plant doesn’t require a lot of attention, though it’s beauty will no doubt get plenty anyway. For more information on the other wonderful plants, read the full article here. 

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