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Happy, hardy houseplants

Greenhorns needn’t fret over these tough, adaptable, good-looking varieties

Posted: August 30, 2014 at 1:58 a.m.

The Dieffenbachia plant is among those that can sicken a pet if the leaves are chewed.

The Dieffenbachia plant is among those that can sicken a pet if the leaves are chewed.

So you've heard all the good things about the benefits of houseplants -- increased oxygen and humidity levels, improved air quality, stress reduction, improved aesthetics -- and you think you'd like to finally ditch your dusty silk plants and give their real counterparts a try.

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