Plants - Indoor Plants

How houseplants keep you healthy

Jennifer Murray
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Plants can do more than liven up a room and your mood—they can improve your health, too.

Ready to breathe easier? Here are 17 plants to take a load off your lungs:

1. Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron scandens `oxycardium')
2. Elephant ear philodendron (Philodendron domesticum)
3. Cornstalk dracaena (Dracaena fragrans `Massangeana')
4. English ivy (Hedera helix)
5. Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
6. Janet Craig dracaena (Dracaena deremensis `Janet Craig')
7. Warneck dracaena (Dracaena deremensis `Warneckii')
8. Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)
9. Golden pothos (Epipiremnum aureum)
10. Peace lily (Spathiphyllum `Mauna Loa')
11. Selloum philodendron (Philodendron selloum)
12. Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema modestum)
13. Bamboo or reed palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii)
14. Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
15. Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata)
16. Gerbera daisy (Gerbera spp.)
17. Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum spp.)



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