5 Must-Have Indoor Plants With Health Benefits

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 4:17 pm

 No home should be without indoor plants, if not for looks, but for scientifically proven health benefits and natural air purification.

Here are five house plant must-haves that will keep you breathing clean and feeling great at any time of day ranging from having a good night’s sleep, removing harmful chemicals in the air, or promoting mood stabilizing properties.

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Note: Dracaena is toxic if consumed by dogs and cats.

The Dracaena is thought to be one of the most effective houseplants for air purification. The African native flora absorbs can remove up to nearly 90% of toxic organic compounds every day. Bring one home and see for yourself. Benefits include making breathing easier, fighting pesky colds, removing airborne contaminants, and improvement of overall health.

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Arrowhead Plant

Note: The Arrowhead Plant is toxic if consumed by dogs and cats.

This indoor flora is another great air purifier and comes in the iconic and flowy vine form. Hang these from the ceiling or drape them over wall furniture and you have a low maintenance plant that specializes in eradicating harmful chemicals most commonly sourced from garages, car exhaust, heating and cooking systems and many cleaning solvents.

 

 

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Spider Plant
The spider plant may be one of the most stylish and perhaps one of the easiest to take care of–an excellent choice for those who are new to keeping houseplants. Better yet, the spider plant battles carbon monoxide levels while most are asleep and is also one of the few houseplants that is not toxic to animals.

 

 

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Snake Plant

Note: The Snake Plant is toxic if consumed by dogs and cats.
Similar in looks to the spider plant, the snake plant, also known as the Mother-In-Law’s Tongue may be the key to breathing easy during your R.E.M. cycle as it it releases oxygen at night which helps promote healthy sleep. This plant is an ideal choice to live next to your bed or anywhere you enjoy peaceful rest.

 

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Maiden Hair Fern
This is an excellent choice for those who suffer from dry skin or irritably dry noses or throats and are relatively easy to care for. Ferns naturally increase humidity levels indoors and as a result add moisture to the air, leaving your skin more supple than without.

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