House plants are one of the best ways to clean the air in your home. During a closed in winter indoors, your cabin fever may be worse than you think - your indoors may be making you sick.
The solution is simple; grow some house plants. They clean the air in the natural course of their respiration, which will eliminate some toxins that are given off by rugs, furniture and finishes in the home.
Some of the best for this are also super easy to grow, and beautiful. It's a win/win situation.
There are many easy to grow plants that actually thrive in the conditions in your home - dimly lit (from a plants point of view), humid (from cooking and showers) and sometimes polluted (plants breathe carbon dioxide).
They are the perfect symbiotic companion to us.
Boston Ferns and other Table Ferns
Wandering Jew (Tradescantia)
Ivy - Hedera helix
Mother In Laws Tongue - Sanseveria, doesn't require much light.
Holiday Cactus (Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus, Easter Cactus) - also known as Schlumbergera and Hatiora.
Orchid Cactus - Epiphyllum
Flaming Katy - Kalanchoe blossfeldiana