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Indoor greenery good for health
These plants are often mistaken for artificial plants due to their glossy green foliage. Low maintenance, they will survive in low light and with little water, although bright, indirect sunlight is their ideal.
Also known as a snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue, this plant does well with minimum attention. A hardy plant, it requires plenty of light, but likes to dry out between watering. The thick, sword-shaped leaves tend to grow two to three feet high.
Native to the rainforests of Central and South America these tropical plants are happy in a moist, warm atmosphere and will tolerate low light. Their white flowers add colour and these plants are excellent air purifiers.
A succulent plant, aloe vera is both ornamental and bursting with healing properties. The gel found inside the thick, fleshy leaves can be used to soothe a variety of skin conditions and is also thought to have nutritional properties. Aloe plants like plenty of sunlight and not too much water.
Also known as a Chinese evergreen, there are several varieties of these plants, and their narrow, oval leaves provide lots of attractive foliage. Most varieties are variegated, and the lighter the variegation the more light they required. They do best in warm, humid climates.