Houseplants

Do you love houseplants? I do! I love having greenery around the house. It adds that homey touch that no other decor can. Plus, some of them actually clean the air inside your home!

Here are 5 plants that are great for the indoors.

Pothos

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Known for it’s snakey vines, Pothos can either be kept trimmed or let grow. This is a great beginner house plant. It is not limited to it’s pot size and they do great in low or bright, indirect sunlight. Pothos is also good if you often forget to water your plants. They do best when the soil is allowed to completely dry between watering (although note that wilting, browning leaves are a cry for more moisture). Plus, Pothos are one of the best houseplants for removing all indoor air toxins.

Snake Plant

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This is a very tolerable plant. They like indirect light and prefer dry soil in between waterings. My own snake plant is in a corner where it does not get much light and it’s been doing great! The NASA Clean Air Study found that snake plants filter out benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene - for clean, pure air inside your home!

Air Plant

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These plants are soil free, so you can prop them anywhere - in vases or directly on shelves. They like bright, indirect sunlight. For watering, a quick rinse or soak will do. I often forget to water mine and they do fine.

Split Leaf Philodendron

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Other names include: Window leaf Plant, Swiss Cheese Plant, Ceriman, and Mexican Breadfruit Plant. If you’re looking for a tropical vibe, this one is for you. These plants want bright, indirect light. Because this plant comes from a tropical climate, keep the soil relatively moist.

Ferns

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There are so many ferns to choose from, but they all like humidity, so many people put them in bathrooms and kitchens - just make sure they’re getting ample light. Boston ferns act as humidifiers and can help to restore moisture in the air, so they’re perfect for those who suffer from dry skin and other cold weather problems. Fern plants like regular waterings with evenly moist soil.

*If you have pets, please research whether or not the plant you are about to purchase is poisonous to them. Cats especially, since they can climb where other animals can’t to nibble on leaves.