Isn’t this year zooming past? I can’t quite believe that it’s already October! The beginning of a new month means that it’s time for my regular houseplant series, Houseplant of the Month. And we’re shining the spotlight on four botanicals with amazing air-purifying characteristics. These Pure Green plants are Ivy, Gerbera, Nephrolepis and Spathiphyllum.
Research by NASA has proved that these particular houseplants absorb harmful substances and carry them away with their roots. They also release oxygen and help maintain the humidity level in the home.
HEDERA HELIX | IVY
With the current trend for hanging plants still growing in momentum, trailing ivy in suspended pots is a wonderful look. Choose either all green or variegated leaf varieties.
GERBERA JAMESONII | BARBERTON DAISY
Gerberas are such ‘happy’ flowers! And if you’re looking to add a pop of colour to a room, they come in a wide range of different tones from orange and yellow to white, pink and red.
NEPHROLEPIS | BOSTON FERN
Ferns are another popular trend which we’re currently seeing, not only in the UK but worldwide. And Boston ferns, in particular, provide such an abundance of verdant foliage.
SPATHIPHYLLUM | PEACE LILY
For houseplants with elegant white blooms, look no further than the peace lily. You’ll not only find large varieties available, but also mini ones which are perfect for a desk.
So, if you’re either a florist looking for houseplants to stock in your shop or searching for botanicals to add a touch of green to your home, these Pure Green plants not only give lushness to a space, but also have the amazing capability of purifying the air!
* This post is brought to you in collaboration with The Flower Council of Holland. All the words are my own.
(Images : The Flower Council of Holland)