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House Plants for a Healthier Home

“Healthy” and “green” are two adjectives that can be used to describe Bend, Oregon. Those two words also apply to houseplants perfectly. It’s no wonder that homes all over Bend are populated with gorgeous green foliage.

Why Home Air is Important

Even though it may not clear out all the toxins, having a few houseplants in your home can enhance your air quality and even reduce your reactions to indoor air pollution.

Indoor air pollution can be caused by a number of things, including furniture, carpet, paint, bacteria, and more. Extremely sensitive people may get headaches, feel nauseous, or get fatigued thanks to these pollutants.

Having indoor plants can reduce some of these negative feelings as they purify your air in small ways. They can reduce eye, ear, nose, and throat irritation, prevent coughing and congestion, and even lower your stress levels. They are natural humidifiers and they help to get rid of CO2 as well.

Beyond the positive health effects and indoor appeal, interacting with and caring for indoor plants often makes people happy – and that’s quite the benefit in itself.

Great Plants to Purify Air

We put together a list of easy-to-care-for houseplants that are hard to kill for even the least-savvy plant owner. Tip: each of these plants comes with its own environmental preferences, so make sure you can accommodate them before you take them home.

Spider Plant

Spider plants are great for beginners because they’re extremely easy to grow. It’s also possible to get multiple plants out of the ‘mother’ spider plant, as it will produce shoots called spiderettes that, once rooted, you can plant on their own.

Boston Fern

Boston ferns like to stay moist and in indirect light, and they do a great job at purifying the air in cool locations with high humidity.

Bamboo Palm

Bamboo palms take the phrase ‘slow and steady’ to heart. They can grow up to 12 feet tall, but it happens at a very slow rate. Keep this plant away from cold drafts and wait about 3 years before repotting it into a bigger pot.

Snake Plant

The snake plant likes any light and doesn’t need to be watered often. It’s one of the easiest plants to care for, and its deep green color is beautiful to look at.

Clean Air, Clean Life

In Bend & Central Oregon, living clean matters and the dust is abundant. Indoor plants are a great way to improve your life and the quality of your air inside your home. Stop by your local greenhouse today to start your air purifying journey!