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Indoor Plants for a Healthy Home (that you’ll actually be able to keep alive)

Snake Plant

snake plant

The Snake Plant is one of the BEST indoor plants to have. It is a beautiful plant with such a unique look! Research has shown that the Snake Plant is the MOST oxygen producing indoor plant, which is a huge benefit. Not only that, but the Snake Plant is great for purifying the air as well. It helps absorb toxins such as carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, and benzene.  This plant will thrive in full sun OR full shade, and even lack of water (so, it pretty much thrives on neglect).  Which makes this houseplant a MUST-HAVE!

Rubber Plant

rubber plant.

The Rubber Plant is a beautiful addition to your home. It has a very attractive foliage, which makes it a great focal point in your home. It’s large leaves act as a magnet to toxins such as bacteria and mold spores, which basically cleans your house for you. You’ll want to keep the soil of a Rubber Plant moist, but not soggy. It also does well in lots of natural light! If you’re patient, this is a great plant to buy young as it will adjust well to its environment early on.

Spider Plant

spider plant

If you’re one of those people who have more of a brown thumb than a green one, the spider plant is a great pick for you! It’s a beautiful hanging plant that is perfect in every way. It’s extremely adaptable to overwatering or under-watering. It can grow in low light, partial sunlight, or bright, indirect sunlight. Some varieties of this little gem actually produce more chlorophyll than most other houseplants which means, more oxygen. There was even one study done which stated that the spider plant eliminated 95 percent of toxic agents from the air. If that’s not enough, this is one indoor plant that is safe for pets too!

Dracaena Marginata

Dracaena Marginata

The Dracaena Marginata is a visually fun plant with lots of personality! It’s one of the tougher plants out there. Even when you think you’ve neglected this thing to death, it magically comes back to life with a little bit of care. This plant just needs a little bit of water, a little bit of light, and you’re set! This plant is also on NASA’s air filtering plant list (part of the NASA clean air study) that reduces benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene, within the air.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a little superhero, to say the least. It’s a beautiful succulent that likes a lot of light. It’s great at absorbing moisture, which makes this the perfect plant for your bathroom. It’s also SUPER easy to keep alive! This super plant releases oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide at night, which makes it a great air purifier. Aloe is also great for burns & skin irritations. You can use it as a hair mask, facial moisturizer, as a shave gel and YES… you can even use it in smoothies!

ZZ Plant

ZZ plant

The ZZ Plant is a beautiful, classic favorite! This plant is stylish, attractive and it’s a cinch to keep alive. It does great in low light, and you only need to water once every two weeks. This majestic plant is specifically good for removing toxins such as benzene, xylene, and toluene, making it a perfect plant for a healthy home.

Majesty Palm

Majesty Palm

Majesty Palm is a pretty tropical plant that looks great with any decor! It’s surprisingly easy to keep alive. Keep this plant well watered and near a sunny window for optimal care. Use this plant to purify the air and remove carbon dioxide from your home. It’s an ideal plant to keep your home beautiful and healthy.

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