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Three winter house plants you should know

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The drop in temperatures often means a boost in the time spent indoors. What can you do to bring fresh air inside when it’s too cold to open the windows? One way is to get a houseplant, which can help filter out pollutants and toxic chemicals. Wondering which one to choose? Countryside Flower Shop & Nursery recommends these three air-cleaning plants:

1. Peace Lily

Not only can this plant beautify a space, but it also does wonders for improving indoor air quality. That’s because the Peace Lily helps filter out harmful chemicals which can become trapped in enclosed spaces. Another perk? If you lack a green thumb, the Peace Lily is a relatively easy plant to care for. It should, however, be kept away from cold, drafty windows.

2. Sansevieria

Also known as snake plant, Sansevieria is known for cleaning the air better than most other indoor plants because of its ability to absorb excessive amounts of carbon monoxide. The plant also does not need much water. There are many types of Sansevieria, making it easy to find one that fits your taste.

3. Aloe

With its firm, gel-filled leaves, this succulent requires very little special care. Not only can it help purify the air, but aloe gel is also great for helping heal skin irritations such as burns and cuts. Aloe vera plants require minimal watering but do need at least a little sun in the room where it is placed.

For more information about these plants and others, consult the experts at Countryside Flower Shop & Nursery. The team is here to help you be successful with all your plantings, flowers, design and decorating needs.

Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center : 5301 E. Terra Cotta Ave (Rte 176), Crystal Lake, IL : 815.459.8130 : www.countrysideflowershop.com

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