Five easy-to-maintain plants that will spruce up your home and thrive in our desert climate.
✔ Spider plant
If you’re not familiar with the Spider Plant, we’re not sure where you’ve been living. But besides being incredibly hearty, this plant can filter a surprising number of toxins from the air, including formaldehyde. Who knew?!?
✔ Asparagus fern
This whispery fern is just like Superman, it’s virtually indestructible. However, the asparagus fern is poisonous — think Kryptonite — to children and pets, so be sure you hang it with that in mind.
✔ Boston FernA natural survivor that is non-toxic and will improve your air quality. We’d say more about this beauty, except the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl again, so Boston’s gotten enough publicity this year.
✔ Devil’s IvyThe name becries its toxicity, so keep it away from young ones and pets, but this climber can survive on any soil, making it almost impossible to kill.
✔ String of Pearls Perhaps the most unique looking of the group, its leaves grow into little balls. This eye-opener is best put in a room you use for entertaining and your guests will be impressed.