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Passionate about plants? So are we! Costa Farms is a wholesale grower that discovers, develops, and grows plants for your home and life -- indoors and out. We’re your online gardening resource for plant info and inspiration. Our articles, blogs, tips, and photos help you use plants to beautify your living spaces and enhance your life.

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O2 for You®

Did you know indoor air is more likely to be polluted than outdoor air?

Energy-efficient homes and offices trap all kinds of chemicals inside. Happily, plants come to our rescue! The O2 for You® collection are the most efficient plants around to filter all those nasty chemicals, allowing us to breathe clean air in our homes and offices.

These plants are scientifically proven (by NASA!) to be some of the very best plants for clean air. O2 for You® plants are perfect for decorating desks, tabletops, and other areas. Keep reading to discover some of the best air-purifying plants to make your home or office healthier.

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Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema sp.

Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema), is one of the best plants for beginners (or folks too busy to keep most houseplants alive). This sturdy plant is wonderfully easy to grow; it tolerates just about every indoor condition. While it's one of the...

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Boston Fern

Nephrolepis exaltata

For over a hundred years, Boston ferns have played a starring role inside and out of America homes. This voluptuous, easy-care, fern grows just as well on porches and patios as it does gracing your front hall or living room. Boston ferns graceful...

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Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia spp.

Dieffenbachia is one of the easiest indoor houseplants to grow -- and one of the most common indoor plants. This tropical shrub shows off lush leaves that are usually marked in shades of cream, yellow, or white, making dieffenbachia a top pick for...

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Schefflera

Schefflera arboricola

Schefflera (also called umbrella plant or arbicola) is a popular houseplant because it's easy to grow (it tolerates a range of growing conditions) and adds fun texture with its divided hand-like leaves.

Because it's so tolerant,...

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Pothos

Epipremnum aureum

A perfect houseplant for beginners, pothos is one of the easiest you can grow -- and one of the most popular. For many people it's their first houseplant, and often remains their favorite. It's forgiving in its care needs, so you can enjoy it in...

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Madagascar Dragon Tree

Dracaena marginata

Madagascar dragon tree, also called red-edge dracaena, is one of the most popular houseplants around. It bears narrow green leaves banded in red or pink on top of slender stems. Its upright habit makes Madagascar dragon tree a useful houseplant to...

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Snake Plant

Sansevieria trifasciata

If you're looking for an easy-care houseplant, you can't do much better than snake plant. This hardy indoor is still popular today -- generations of gardeners have called it a favorite -- because of how adaptable it is to a wide range of growing...

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Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum spp.

Peace lily is a common houseplant that bears broad, dark green leaves and charming, white calla-like flowers on tall stems above the foliage. When in bloom, the plant looks best when grouped in clusters of three or more. Peace lily fits in well in...

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Dracaena

Dracaena spp.

Dracaenas are a group of houseplants you just can't go wrong with. Why? They're among the easiest and most common indoor plants around. Young plants are small and bushy, making them perfect residents of desks and tabletops. Older dracaenas develop...

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Arrowhead Plant

Syngonium podophyllum

Arrowhead plant goes by a variety of names, including syngonium and nephthytis, is an excellent houseplant for low light (no matter what you call it!). Popular for more than a hundred years, arrowhead plant has withstood the test of time because...

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ZZ Plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Looking for an easy-to-grow houseplant? Check out ZZ plant -- it's truly one of the toughest around, making it a perfect choice to add to your home or office. Whether you're able to give it steady care, travel a lot, or just get distracted by all...

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Fern, Houseplant

Various

Ferns are among the most beautiful houseplants. With lacy fronds and a classic texture, they work well in just about any interior design scheme, from country casual to formal. There's a wider variety of ferns available than most folks realize, so...

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Peperomia

Peperomia spp.

Peperomia is a delightful, easy-to-grow houseplant that's been around for years and it's still popular. Part of the reason for peperomia's popularity is that it's such an easy indoor plant. Plus, it's one of the better small houseplants, so you...

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Philodendron

Philodendron spp.

Philodendron is a classic, and practically no-fail houseplant because it's so easy to grow. Happily, this makes it a pretty common indoor plant to find at your local garden center. The philodendron family is a pretty big one, too -- so you can find...

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Polka Dot Plant

Hypoestes phyllostachya

Polka dot plant is one of the cheeriest foliage plants around -- and most colorful. This beauty shows off red, pink, or white leaves marked with splashes of dark green. Polka dot plant forms a relatively low mound of foliage that looks good by...

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False Aralia

Plerandra elegantissima

Add elegance to your home or office with stately false aralia. This medium- to slow-growing houseplant is one of the best for high-light situations. The plant's appeal comes from its finely divided leaves, which gives it a feathery appearance....

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Coffee Plant

Coffea arabica

Looking for a fun houseplant? Try coffee! This beautiful indoor plant boasts shiny, dark green leaves that look like they've been polished. It's lovely on its own and striking when paired with other houseplants. Young coffee plants have a dense,...

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Palm, Houseplant

Various

Houseplant palms are perfect for adding a bold, tropical touch to your home. There's a variety of beautiful palm trees that thrive as houseplants in bright rooms. It's easy to decorate with these plants: Use palms to break up a section of blank...

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Bird's Nest Fern

Asplenium nidus

Bird's nest fern is a strikingly architectural fern for indoor or outdoor décor. Often displayed on desks and tabletops, it is a relatively small fern when young, but can reach 3 feet wide once mature. But don't worry -- this slow grower...

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