October brings us into the Autumn months, and since we’re spending much more time indoors, Thejoyofplants.co.uk Houseplants of the Month selection is Pure Green - a selection of houseplants that help purify the air. This month, our Pure Green Team bring their superpowers to west elm on London’s Tottenham Court Road, which ironically is also known to be one of the most polluted streets in London.
Air purifying plants to make your home breathe
We are all too aware of the dangerous levels of air pollution in London of late, and only last week the Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn, triggered the capital’s emergency air quality alert. Luckily, Londoners are getting savvy with their own green oases at home, which not only make them feel happier, but also doubles up as beautiful air filters by removing many of the harmful urban toxins from the air.
Meet the Pure Green Team
Ivy (Hedera), Boston Fern (Nephrolepis), potted Gerbera and Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum). They are not only lovely to look at, but they all have something extra to offer. Potted Gerbera removes trichloroethylene and benzene from the air, Boston ferns produce oxygen, and NASA includes Spathiphyllum and Ivy on the list the most air-purifying houseplants around. As if we needed any excuses for a new plant.
Plant Man About Town
Ian Drummond has once again waved his magic green wand and transformed an area in west elm’s London flagship store into a cosy green oasis. One of Ian’s favourite ways to display plants, is to hang them, and he shares with us his top tips for displaying plants at home in places you may not have even considered.
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