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Guys, I’ve never been able to keep plants indoors for a long time. It’s not that I can’t keep them alive, it’s more like my allergies end up begging for mercy. (Yes, it may seem like I’m allergic to everything … but dust, cats, and plants pretty much sum it up for me.)
But, I finally found a plant that I can tolerate and it turns out that this plant is SUPER HEALTHY for indoor air because it cleans the air and releases oxygen. Yes!!!!
Warning, if you go to a plant nursery, there is a 50/50 chance that they will know what you’re talking about if you ask for a snake plant. I found a huge selection at Home Depot (and no, this isn’t sponsored by them) and none at Lowe’s or Walmart or Kroger or Sam’s Club (and yes, I’ve looked at all those places). I also saw some small ones last time I was at IKEA, so I plan to snag those for my kids’ rooms when I go back.
Why Snake Plants are AWESOME:
- They are super sturdy and hard-to-kill plants. They prefer their soil to be on the dry side, so you only need to water them every couple of weeks. Yep!!!
- They don’t need a ton of light so you don’t have to have a place right in front of a window for them. You can put them in a room where they get some indirect sunlight and they’re fine.
- They look good. I love their long shiny leaves!
- Snake plants clean the air! They absorb excessive amounts of carbon monoxide and releases oxygen. It also filters other things out of the air like benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde. Not bad, right?!
What about my dog?
Before I put my largest snake plant on the floor, I had to check into its toxicity. While our dogs should NOT eat our snake plants, the level of toxins is relatively low. If my dog eats it, she would most likely end up with an upset stomach, but it would not be lethal. My dog was curious about my Snake plant by my front door at first, but she leaves it alone now.
I put them all over … and I still want more!
You already saw the snake plant on my dining room table, and by my front door, but I also have one on my mantel and in my bedroom.
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My next ones will be in my kids’ rooms because the plants release oxygen at night – so good for us! I am so obsessed with Snake Plants. In my opinion, they are definitely the best house plant EVER.
What is your favorite house plant? Do you have a snake plant?