Which houseplants have been a source of mold or allergens at your house?
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What about allergies to indoor pollens and houseplants?
It is surprising, considering how frequently outdoor pollens cause allergies, that few indoor plants are troublesome. Indoor plants are more leafy than flowering
and do not pollinate as much as outdoor plants. Some offending indoor plants are the weeping fig (Ficus benjamina), which can cause eye allergies, and the flowering maple (Alutilon hybridum), which can cause asthma.
Indoor plants, especially those that are kept in damp wicker baskets, are a source of molds. Plant terrariums and large
indoor plants are culprits as well. Dried flowers and live Christmas trees should also be avoided, as they are common carriers of molds.