Looking for an Easy, Clean Air Houseplant?

Sep 22, 2016

Look no further! We have the perfect clean air plant for your home or office. Also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue or Snake Plant, Sansevieria is a popular choice for a low-maintenance, easy, clean air houseplant for some very good reasons. Sansevieria is an excellent plant for a beginner gardener because you don’t have to have a green thumb to keep this plant in good health. It tolerates neglect well and it doesn’t need a lot of light or water to thrive. The tall thick leaves store moisture, which means they don’t require a lot of water. Low light conditions and infrequent watering make this plant perfectly happy.

It’s chosen often as a houseplant as it is an attractive upright plant that makes a bold architectural statement in any décor. With many cultivars to choose from, the Sansevieria is also popular in commercial settings because it thrives where other plants fail.

What is a Clean Air Plant?

A clean air plant has the ability to filter formaldehyde from the air. Formaldehyde is commonly found in building and insulating materials and common household products like facial tissue and synthetic fabrics. The bathroom is one of the most difficult situations for most houseplants but Sansevieria will tolerate the low light conditions, love the humidity and it will clean the air.

If you’re looking for an easy, low maintenance houseplant check out our selection here. We also have a nice selection of beautiful pots to match any decor in our Pottery Section.

*This blog post originally appeared on our sister site, Patuxent Nursery, and is reprinted with permission.

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