Top 5 Houseplants That Prevent Mold and Require Low Maintenance Customers Can Get at Home Depot

Top 5 Houseplants That Prevent Mold and Require Low Maintenance Customers Can Get at Home Depot

Houseplants have been proven to help unsuspecting American homeowners and renters fight mold.

Mold is a major financial and health liability, and consumers are using all the tools available to prevent it, including greenery that requires little maintenance and can be found for less than $30 at The Home Depot.

Home Depot sells mold-fighting plants for less than $30Credit: Getty
The peace lily plant will absorb mold sporesCredit: Costa Farms
Majesty Palm is currently on sale so you can fight mold at a bargain priceCredit: United Nursery
The bonny spider does not eat mold like insects, but it does rid the air of pollutantsCredit: Home Depot

Leave the mold away

Depending on how serious it is, mold can cost you a pretty penny to get rid of.

Some mold removal companies will charge around $2.50 per square foot, while other estimates range between $10 and $25 per square foot, according to Forbes.

However, the best way to deal with mold is to try to prevent it first, and that’s when the plant comes into its own.

Chris Bonnett of explained: “Mold in the home is caused by excess moisture. Warm rooms, such as bathrooms and kitchens, are particularly at risk.

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“Using plants to help prevent mold is a practical, natural way to control humidity in your home.”

In other words, some plants reduce the humidity in the room, which is responsible for mold, by absorbing moisture through their leaves.

Bonnet recommended several plants that have been scientifically proven to reduce mold.

The US Sun found it sold for less than $30 at Home Depot.

1. Spathiphyllum peace lily plant

Although the peace lily is found on the damp rainforest floor, a potted version can be found at Home Depot for $20.47 to decorate the nooks and crannies of your home and absorb mold spores in the process.

Just be aware that its leaves are toxic if consumed by pets.

  • Costa Farms Peace Lily, $20.47 from Home Depot – Buy here

2. The majestic palm plant

Home Depot says the Majesty Palm makes an “excellent focal point or backdrop in any home or office,” but it’s also $29.97. It’s on sale, down 21% from $37.81.

The plant is easy to care for but requires “lots of sunlight and moderate to heavy watering.”

  • United Majesty Palm Planet Nursery, $37.81 $29.97 – Buy here

3. Nephrolips kimberley fern

The kimberley plant will decorate your home with sword-shaped leaves, but the leaves are not limited to elegance.

It’s a $19.98 natural humidifier and a wise choice for steamy bathrooms.

But its low-maintenance reputation doesn’t mean it doesn’t need adequate sunlight or watering.

  • Costa Farms Kimberly Plant, $19.98 from Home Depot – Buy here

4. ‘Bonnie’ spider plant

Native to tropical South Africa, spider plant is known to remove harmful pollutants in the home.

Mold is one of them, and Home Depot’s Spider Plant Bonnie, $21.99, will swoop at it like a spider.

Not literally, but the thin, ribbon-like strands grow upward and curve downward, giving the appearance.

  • Spider Plant Bonnie, $21.99 from Home Depot – Buy here

5. Phalaenopsis orchid

The hottest on this list, orchids add a more floral pattern to your home while still improving air quality.

A Phalaenopsis orchid sells for $25.24. The Home Depot says they’re “surprisingly easy” to care for.

Aesthetically, it is important to note that flower color will be the grower’s choice based on availability.

But houseplants won’t help if mold is already a problem.

  • Phalaenopsis Orchid, $25.54 from Home Depot – Buy here

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