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Indoor Plants that Can Improve Your Health

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sandra Nickel REALTORS

Even during the spring, people spend a lot of time indoors. And while it is important to spend time outside to get fresh air, you may want to do something to improve the quality of the air IN your home. If you enjoy gardening, you don’t have to limit it to outdoors.  There are lots of houseplants that will aid in the removal of pollutants floating around your home.

  • English Ivy


Used as a houseplant, this elegant beauty is excellent for removing harmful chemicals that can be found in the home. It will grow in full shade to full sun, so you will have lots of flexibility in placement. With proper care, it can survive for many years.

  • Bamboo Palm


This plant prefers part sun or shade. It removes harmful elements such as benzene and formaldehyde.

  • Chinese Evergreen


This pretty, easy-to-care-for plant thrives in low to medium light. It can grow to one or two feet. While it helps maintain healthy air quality, it also can be toxic to pets, so if you have fur-babies at home, keep this plant out of their reach!

  • Gerbera Daisy


These delightful flowering plants will remove benzene from your home while adding a cheerful vibe! But they like to be warm, doing their best in temperatures of 75 degrees or higher.

  • Mother-in-Law’s Tongue (also known as “Snake Plant”)


Despite the interesting moniker, this hardy succulent is a great houseplant for beginners (or those who don’t have green thumbs) because it can survive in even the toughest of conditions. Just be careful not to over water it.

  • Peace Lily


Honestly, we can never have too much PEACE! This lovely plant not only brings to mind the beauty and hope of spring, it fights against toxic gases like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. They are easy to care for and will droop when they need watering. They can be a bit toxic to pets and humans, so you should wash your hands after touching it.

  • Spider Plant


Bring on the green with this houseplant that thrives in bright, indirect light and will remove harmful pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene. Keep its soil damp, but not soggy and it will last a long time!

It is important to be very conscious of taking care of ourselves and the environment we live in. Use these houseplants for health and improve your air quality at home today!

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home (or both), let me Sandra Nickel, and my Hat Team of Professionals assist you with all your real estate needs! Call us today at 334-834-1500 and check out https://www.homesforsaleinmontgomeryalabama.com for more information.

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sandra, indoor plants are great in many ways. We just have to be careful to take care of their health!  Walking into a room full of thirsty plants can be a bit of a downer!

Apr 24, 2024 08:58 AM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

Hi Sandra, Thanks for sharing the photos of the plants and explanation of each one.  My wife has a lot of house plants but I cannot name any of them...maybe need some tiny signs with their name on the signs would help!!  Have a great day!

Apr 24, 2024 09:14 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sandra Nickel I did not realize these plants had health benefits.

Apr 24, 2024 01:52 PM