Showing Your House? 5 Impossibly Easy House Plants That Clear the Air

Many of my current listings showcase beautiful mature landscaping and carefully tended gardens that are breathtaking in the spring and summer. Here in Fairfield County, when we make that transition from summer to fall, we are fortunate to experience spectacular fall foliage. But once the trees are bare, there’s really no way to avoid the fact that everything green is ready for hibernation. So, if you’re selling your home, consider some easy greenery to clear the air and add beauty.

Houseplants help fill the “green void” of late/fall/winter/early spring and keep the air in your home clean, even helping those in your household with allergies. There’s so much you can do inside to still reap the benefits of plants even when the weather outside is, well, frightful. Plus, potential buyers that tour your home will notice that a home filled with well-tended plants doesn’t have that closed-in stale air “scent” that sometimes lingers when we can’t open the windows for months at a time.

These houseplants are easy to grow and can generally withstand erratic watering, uneven or bad light and fluctuating temperatures. They’ll thrive in kitchens, home offices and sometimes even dismal corners.

1.     Spider plants (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘aureum’)

2.     Snake plant and Mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata and S. trifasciata laurentii)

3.     Golden pothos vine (Chlorophytum)

4.     Dracaena floor plant

5.     Succulents and cacti

Even the plant-killers among us can have success and reap the benefits of indoor plants. How many months till spring?

If you’d like to look at a few of my listings with beautiful yards…click here.