Top 10 Indoor House Plants For Your Air Quality

January 22, 2014

Filed under: Marin Living — dwdupont @ 12:01 pm

Houseplants are great for decorating home in Marin County. They can brighten up any room- especially in Mill Valley CA. Plus, houseplants can increase the air quality in a room. That makes you happier, healthier and reduces stress.

Speaking of Sausalito stress, these plants won’t create any at all even when the Golden Gate Bridge is back up with Marin County Commuter Traffic. All of the plants on this list are great at producing oxygen and require very little care- think ‘water’ for busy Tiburon CA parents.

 

10. Heartleaf Philodendron

A tough plant that’s a good filter for toxins like formaldehyde, Heartleaf Philodendron makes a great houseplant. The only downside is that it’s toxic to eat, so it may not be the best choice for those with kids or pets. But if you can control your appetite, the Heartleaf Philodendron is an excellent indoor houseplant for air quality. Perfect for Mill Valley Homes.

 

9. Snake Plant

Also called Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, the Snake plant thrives in the bathroom. It loves the steamy conditions and can do without much light. It’s a great air filter as well. Perfect for any bathroom in Ross California.

 

8. Bamboo Palm

It thrives indoors and requires little maintenance. The Bamboo Palm even produces flowers and berries. This plan reminds me of Greenbrae, Marin County.

 

7. Red-edged Dracaena

Another great air filter, the Red-edged Dracaena is interesting because of its size. It can grow all the way to the ceiling. This beast of an oxygen-producing plant makes a great addition to the living room. The TDG recommended plant for Belvedere CA Real Estate.

 

6. Chinese Evergreen

This is one of the prettier options. With interesting leaf colorings as well as berries and blooms, the Chinese Evergreen will contribute to your décor as well as your air quality. Perfect for San Francisco families moving across the Golden Gate Bridge.

 

5. Peace Lily

The Peace Lily only needs water about once a week. This is a great houseplant for air quality, and it’s easy to care for. The Fairfax CA homes staple.

 

4. Devil’s Ivy

This air purifier looks great in a basket. Try hanging it in the garage. Interested in West Marin Beach Homes- watch for this plant.

 

3. English Ivy

English Ivy is an excellent filter plant. It’s been shown to filter out formaldehyde, which can be found in some cleaning products, and it even filters fecal matter particles (I bet you didn’t even know there were any of those in your house). English Ivy is an invasive species though. It’s fine to keep inside as a houseplant, just make sure it doesn’t end up in the yard.  I had an infestation of this outside my Mill Valley CA home and it took three weekends of hard labor to remove it.

 

2. Weeping fig

A type of Ficus, this is a great houseplant for air quality. It’s a bit bigger than the others though. It would fit best in the living room. Seen many of these in Tiburon California.

 

1. Spider Plant

The Spider plant is nearly impossible to kill. Even if you’ve been a plant murderer in the past, try this one. It will do wonders for your air quality, and I promise you won’t kill it. Great for any Marin County Homes.

 

Houseplants have been shown to reduce stress in the home. Combine that with higher air quality and your quality of life can be greatly improved with the help of a new green friend.

Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can take care of these. These are great houseplants for air quality.

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