Are Houseplants Bad For Allergies?

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We hate to admit that the answer is yes, houseplants can absolutely have an impact on folks with allergies. However, that certainly doesn't mean you need to turn your back on owning houseplants altogether. There are plenty of plants that are hypoallergenic, and shouldn't cause you any issue sharing a space with them.

Don't Plants Help Purify Indoor Air?

All houseplants do help to ameliorate air quality throughout one's home, though some do a significantly better job than others. We have a whole collection of air-purifying plants in our Breath Easy Collection that we'd love for you to explore.

Plants to Avoid for Allergens

Plants that produce pollen, such as flowering or cone-bearing plants, should be avoided by people with allergy concerns. Some of the biggest culprits include ferns, weeping figs, chrysanthemums, and bonsai trees. 

Best Allergy-Friendly Houseplants

Certain plants are allergy-friendly, and may even offer some respite from the sneezes caused by outdoor plants. Bamboo Palms and Lady Palms both help to purify the air in your home. If you're looking for an air-purifying plant that also looks more festive, Peace Lilies and Snake Plants have also proven themselves to be great at cleaning the air around them.

There's A Perfect Plant Out There For You!

With a little research, you should be able to find your perfect plant that won't cause you any distress while home. Though you may believe your allergies are going to force you to be a Zero Houseplant Home, it may just direct you to find a more interesting plant to occupy your space that also helps to clean your air!

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