Low-Pollen Houseplants

Allergic to your indoor plants? Try these sneeze-free varieties.
Peace Lily Becomes Focal Point of Room

Peace Lily Becomes Focal Point of Room

Photo by: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - How to Grow Practically Everything, 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Allergic to your houseplants? There's nothing like being in close quarters with a plant that triggers sniffing and sneezing.
Fortunately, though, there are a number of houseplants that have low pollen counts, making them good choices for people who suffer from seasonal allergies. Try these:

  • passionflower
  • miniature rose
  • begonia
  • nasturtium
  • croton
  • parsley
  • thyme
  • bay
  • peace lily
  • peperomia
  • Swedish ivy
  • All these low-pollen plants offer great options for allergy sufferers. But also remember that plants themselves can collect dust, and soil can form mold, so clean the foliage of your houseplants regularly to keep them free from allergens. Also, avoid overwatering, not only to keep your plants healthy but also to discourage mold from developing on perpetually moist soil. When repotting, be sure to use fresh, sterile potting soil.

    Next Up

    Allergy-Proof Your Home

    6 tips for clearing your indoor air

    5 Tips for Controlling Dust Mites

    These bedbugs are a leading cause of allergies and asthma. Here's how to fight back.

    Fireplace Maintenance and Safety

    Tend to your chimney with care with these expert tips.

    Top Allergy and Asthma Triggers

    Identify the top triggers in and around your home, then follow our tips to help clear the air.

    What's the Story, Morning Glory?

    Morning glories are poisonous beauties. Know your plants to keep your household safe.

    Say No to Fumes in Your House

    Wipe out the chemical odors that can trigger allergies and asthma.

    Take a Moisture Assessment of Your Home

    The best way to have a mold-free home is to prevent the mold from happening.

    Practicing Safety in the Garden

    Take cautionary measures with all types of gardening gear.

    Clean Your House in 45 Minutes or Less

    Last-minute dinner party? No problem! Get your entire house guest-ready in less than an hour.

    Bathroom Cleaning Done Right (and Fast)

    Hate cleaning your bathroom? HGTV Magazine shares tips to speed up the chore that can't be ignored, so you can get back to the fun stuff.

    1,000+ Photos

    Browse beautiful photos of our favorite outdoor spaces: decks, patios, porches and more.

    Follow Us Everywhere

    Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.