House plants are great for filtering the air. They take out impurities and clean the environment so they are well worth the investment.
But which plant should you choose? Firstly, consider light levels in the home or office. If it's a low-light situation there are several house plants that will be happy there:
Rubber plants (Ficus elastica) are great in many different indoor locations, including low-light.
Aspidistra or the cast iron plant is almost indestructible in many different situations including dark corners.
Sansevieria or 'mother-in-law's tongue', also known as the snake plant, is architecturally pleasing and very tolerant of both low or high light levels.
Dracaena is a slow-growing house plant that tolerates neglect and low light. Otherwise known as The Dragon Tree, it has been described as impossible to kill!
The parlour palm: Chamaedorea elegans is a slow-growing indoor palm that needs to be placed out of direct sunlight.
Want an easy plant with an unusual name? The ZZ plant might be the one for you! Zamioculcas zamiifolia is happy anywhere, bright or dim.
What's the worst enemy of most house plants? Overwatering. Water most house plants once compost feels dry to the touch and then give the plant enough to dampen the compost well. Don't allow a house plant to sit in water.
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