If dust, pollen or various chemicals tickle your nose or makes your sneeze frequently, you probably have allergies. But what do you do when you are a plant lover and growing houseplants is your passion? Well, you should know that there are some houseplants suitable for those suffering from allergies, which you can easily grow without any disturbing reaction from your body.

Specialists recommend a series of plants for people with allergies, plants that can be grown and groomed easily which have the ability to absorb allergens from the atmosphere of your home.

Most recommended plants for sensitive people have large, well-developed leaves, are resistant and require minimal care. In return, it offers many health benefits and they are very attractive.

These plants have two major qualities: they absorb irritants from air and dust and don’t produce pollen. All you have to do is wipe the dust off each plant’s leaves with a soft and damp cloth.


Whether you buy a bouquet of fresh chrysanthemums each week, whether you grow them in pots, these flowers are your best friends if you suffer from various allergies. Their leaves have the ability to hold dust out of the air and especially irritant chemicals derived from oil.

The Peace Lily

It’s one of the best plants for people with allergies because of its ability to absorb chlorine and toxic substances released from the furniture, carpets and plastic products from your home.

Devil’s Ivy

Despite its name, this climbing plant has many benefits indoors. It’s stylish, purifies the air and draws a lot of dust on its broad leaves. You just have to take it a warm shower from time to time to keep their leaves clean.  

The Areca Palm

Besides having a beautiful crown and elegant long leaves, Areca palm absorbs moisture from the air and is beneficial for people who suffer from breathing problems.


It is well known for its ability to absorb allergens from the air and is among the best plants for people with allergies. Keep in mind that its leaves should be cleaned frequently as they attract large amounts of dust.

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