A dark, plain or dreary room can be livened up immediately with the right plant. Big or small, plants create a pleasing addition any room and there is one out there for you. In addition, certain plants can remove up to 89 percent of harmful volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde found in building materials and furnishings, as well as xylem found in permanent markers. Particularly in the winter, when we have our doors and windows shut for the most part, air filtering plants will help brighten your spirits and revive you. From orchids to palms, check out this list of 7 indoor plants that will effectively filter your air.
For those of you who know yourself well, and have had many a plant die in a dark corner, these 15 indoor plants may surprise you— perhaps even making it to your next birthday. Hey, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Check out these hardy home dwellers.