This post spurred from some personal research about how to care for the house plants I adopted from my sister when she moved. I was given a half dozen plants that I had no idea what they even were or how to care for them–most were sickly when I got them.
After doing a little research I learned that I inherited a money tree–a few plants go by this name, so don’t be deceived! The image featured with the cover of the post is a jade plant, also referred to as a money plant. Pictured below is the type of money tree that I have. It turns out that these plants are great for purifying air (see the article below).
This was great news for me my apartment building is a little old and there is always a little musty smell that I can’t seem to get rid of, and most of my neighbors smoke. Some studies have linked aerosols like air fresheners to cancer and respiratory diseases, which I don’t want. Plus, products like Fabreeze are expensive. So why waste your money, expose yourself to unnecessary chemicals, and get some greenery instead? You can probably come up with some good jokes about money growing on trees.
Here is how to care for your money tree plant. And here are some other house plants that purify the air.