Indoor plants brighten home

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 | 4:00 p.m. CST; updated 3:08 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Houseplants brighten up any home or office, and caring for them can be a great hobby during the long months of winter. Houseplants, also called indoor plants, offer many benefits. Besides cleaning the air in the home or office, they also brighten up the room, providing a cheerful sight on dark, dreary days. Also, there is something very relaxing about gardening, and caring for houseplants is a way of extending the gardening season.