5 Best Indoor Plants For Your Home/Office

5. Spider Plant

One of the most popular plant that you can find, the spider plant add a little “jungle” vibe to your house and they’re super easy to care for. These plants need bright light, but no direct sun, so they’re perfect to put in a room with big windows. Just keep it away from the windowsill.

It’s also a strong air purifier, removing both formaldehyde and xylene.

Note: Pet Friendly.

4. ZZ Plant

If you live in a lower light environment, the ZZ Plant might suitable for you because they’re drought tolerant and incredibly low maintenance.

The large potato-like rhizomes (a.k.a. horizontal stems that continuously grow) under the surface of its surrounding potting mix store water and help the plant survive drought in its natural environment. That means “they’ll also help it survive infrequent waterings in your space”—think once a month if your plant’s in medium indirect light. 

Many cultures believe a ZZ Plant “symbolizes prosperity and friendship,” making it a great housewarming gift. 

Note: Not Pet Friendly.

3. Dracaena

If you live a high-maintenance life—always on the go, out at all hours—you need an “easy going, low-maintenance plant, like the Dracaena, because it can easily adapt to different light environments, though it’s best to keep it away from direct sun. When it comes to purifying the air, though, the Dracaena Marginata Plant is your best bet. It removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene. 

Note: Not Pet Friendly.

2. Pothos

Another popular choice, the Pothos, or sometimes known as the ‘cubicle plant’, starts out small, but its trailing vines can grow up to 10 feet long. The Pothos is super easy to grow, and like the snake plant, the pothos filters benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.

Note: Not Pet Friendly.

1. Snake Plant

The snake plant simply gets its name from the thin, upright leaves with “irregular green banding” that look like—you guessed it—snakeskin. 

Besides looking cool, it’s a low-maintenance plant that’s known for surviving droughts, making it perfect for newbies living in almost any environment. “Although the snake plant prefers bright light, it can survive lower light levels.

Snake plants have also been shown to filter out nasty chemicals, like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene, so you can breathe easy having this in your home.

Note: Not Pet Friendly.

So there you have it, the 5 Best Indoor Plants for your Home/Office. Original article from Women’s Health Magazine.

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