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What to Consider When Caring for Houseplants

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Different varieties of houseplants.

Plant science expert Dr. Clydette Alsup-Egbers offers some insights.

Houseplants not only beautify an indoor space, but they also freshen up the air and help to boost your mood and even reduce stress levels.

What are some easier houseplants to look after and key things to keep in mind when caring for houseplants? Dr. Clydette Alsup-Egbers, associate professor of environmental plant science at Missouri State University, explains.

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If you’re looking to buy some houseplants, check out the upcoming Darr College of Agriculture’s annual Plant Sale. It's scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5-6 in Karls Hall on the Missouri State campus.

A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the public relations specialist in the office of strategic communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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