The Best House Plants for People with Allergies

I don't know about you, but I loooove me some plants. Every year, my husband and I grow an outdoor vegetable garden. It's one of our absolute favorite things to do :-D

But indoor plants? Those present a problem for me because dirt sitting around with water in it = the perfect place for mold to live. I used to love having a couple big potted plants inside my home, but if you have big pots like that... you know the dirt needs to be tended to and replaced every now and then and you have to massage the roots when you do that and blah blah blah. If you don't tend to it, your pretty potted plant may start sneakily growing said mold.

Then there's the pollen side of things: If you're allergic to pollen, you should avoid growing flowers inside your home. Womp, womp. 

That's ok, though, because there are other options! I did a bit of searching around for house plants that can survive with little water. These containers for these plants are much less at risk for growing mold.

Here are my top six:

(Click the names to learn more about each plant)

  1. ponytail palm
  2. snake plant
  3. air plants
  4. cactus
  5. zz plant
  6. hen and chicks

Do you have a favorite house plant that survives on little water?