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Five Best Allergy Friendly House Plants
Did you know certain plants can help clear the air in your home? NASA’s official Clean Air Study sets the record straight. Here’s a quick list of the plants to have in your home:
The Areca Palm
The most efficient air humidifier. You can count on the Areca Palm to keep your home moist when it’s dry, like in winter.
The Lady Palm
This versatile air-purifying plant thrives in dry or humid climates, and resists most types of plant-eating insects.
The Bamboo Palm
A little higher-maintenance than the first two on this list, the Bamboo Palm thrives when kept moist (but not wet) in indirect sunlight, and is a great air purifier.
Nicknamed the “Janet Craig” after a prominent nurseryman’s daughter, the Dracaena is beautiful and versatile, with shiny deep-green leaves. It is renowned for trapping allergens in its leaves.
Other Options: Colorful Houseplants
There are some bright, colorful plants that produce pollens that are heavier and stickier. Plus, they are less likely to cause allergic reactions. Consider the Peace Lily, Marginata or English Ivy.
NASA has studied plants for the ability to clean the air, reducing pet dander, dust mites and other pollutants. Many plants absorb allergens through the leaves and release clean oxygen. They also give off moisture, which reduces airborne allergens.