If you have allergies, you know how difficult it can be to find the right plants to liven up your home that would leave you a sneezing mess. So, which plants are safe for people allergic to things, such as pollen and mold? Check out these houseplants that have low levels of pollen, so you’re less likely so experience an allergic reaction:
The Best Houseplants for People with Allergies
- Swedish ivy
If you are allergic to latex, you should definitely steer clear of fig trees. They secrete a substance underneath their leaves that contains latex. Yucca and palm might be risky plant choices for allergy sufferers as well. No matter which houseplant you decide to introduce to your home, there are two other risks that you need to keep in mind if you are allergic to either dust or mold:
- Dust mites might gather on the leaves of your houseplants. Chances are that once you purchase a houseplant it sits in one place and gets watered occasionally. If this is the case, then dust will gather on the leaves and the stems of your plant. So you should wipe the leaves off with a damp cloth regularly. You may want to avoid plants with fuzzy leaves also – they collect dust more easily.
- Houseplants are the perfect environment for mold. The damp, dark soil and organic matter around houseplants is perfect for the growth of mold spores. To avoid this problem, water only when the soil is dry and only enough to moisten it. Use fresh, sterile potting soil for newly repotted plants.
Buying the right plants for your home may not be enough to keep you from allergens. If you find the mold or mildew has become a problem in your plants, treat them with Pure 3-Way safe and naturally. Once the issue has been resolved, regularly apply Green Thumb to ensure that it doesn’t return. Green Thumb benefits your foliage and helps keep bugs, mold, and mildew far away.